Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It's Grammar Time!

Warm Up  Please go to Google Drive, open your name folder within your Language Arts folder, open up each of your 'All Summer in a Day' assignments and check your grade (on a 5 point scale) for each.  Next, head on over to School Loop and see how these assignments, as well as your 'All Summer in a Day' test, impacted your overall grade. If you received a zero or didn't receive full credit, your assignments were either missing or incomplete. While in School Loop, please take note of the Loop Mail feature at the top of the screen.  Loop Mail allows you to send messages to people within the school community, including me.  If for example, you later locate your assignments and move them to your name folder or finish work that was incomplete, you can use Loop Mail to notify me of the changes you made and to let me know that you would like me to regrade your work.  You can also use Loop Mail to ask any questions or share any concerns you may have.  Loop Mail is a powerful tool that allows you to advocate for yourself.  Use it!  

'No Red Ink' Grammar Practice  Let's practice capitalization today!  Head on over to to the website noredink and select 'Student.'  Input the following class code: kfeawkw3.  Next, fill out the rest of the information in the box and click 'Sign Up.'  You will be then asked a series of questions and asked about your likes and interests, which will allow your account to be personalized just for you.  Once you've personalized your account, find the assignment "Capitalization Practice," and click 'Begin Assignment.'  You will answer a series of 20 questions and have the opportunity to correct mistakes along the way.  The assignment is worth 10 points towards your School Loop assignment grade. Make sure you complete it so you are prepared for tomorrow's capitalization assessment.  

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 you still need to submit your 'All Summer in a Day' assignments for late credit, please do so.  (3.) Finish your capitalization practice on noredink.