Monday, March 10, 2014

Introducing Newsela and Assessing 'All Summer in a Day'

Warm Up  Good morning!  Visit the news and reading website Newsela. Click Register at the top of the screen. Enter this class code: XHNCE.  Then fill in the rest of the blanks and click Register.  Once you are registered click the "Binder" link at the top of the screen.  Next, locate and select the article entitled "Think about college, university tells grade school kids." Today, make sure the reading level of the text is set to 690L.  Read the article carefully and then take the quiz.  Good luck!  

All Summer in a Day - Test  Show me what you've learned!  Take the "All Summer in a Day" test here.  

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on this week's online reading and reflection log (using Google Forms) here.  If you are having issues with the Google Form reading log and/or having problems connecting from home, try the new alternative reading log using Google Spreadsheet here.  It's very similar to a traditional paper-based reading log.  Make a copy, put it in your name folder within you Language Arts folder, and make at least five complete entires on it throughout the week.   (2.) If for some reason you haven't submitted your completed work related to "All Summer in a Day" to your name folder within your Language Arts folder, please do so now in order to receive full credit.  Partial credit will still be available for work submitted late.   (3.) Optional: If you're interested you can watch the full video of "All Summer in a Day" video and reflect on it here.