Friday, January 16, 2015

Aloha Friday!

Warm-Up: 10 Minutes of Academic Free Time  Happy Friday! You have 10 minutes to use in any academic way you see fit, including: putting the finishing touches on this week's 100 Word Challenge, fine-tuning your CAP Scholarship essay, taking an A.R. quiz, reading or checking out a book, communicating with teachers, or researching a topic of interest. Your 10 minutes begins now. Go!

100 Word Challenge: Publishing Time  Now it's publishing time! Copy your 100 World Challenge: '...the light was SO bright...' (Week 17) story from your Google Doc and then login to Kidblog. Make a new post. Give your story an appropriate title; just make sure you put 100 WC: before it. Paste your story. Please color or bold the words from this week's prompt, so your readers can locate them easily. Finally, click "Publish".  

Next, copy the web address of your posted story and then head over to 100 Word Challenge. Scroll down and paste the web address into the box that says 'Blog Link'. Enter your first name, 6th Grade, Lakeview Middle School, and for location: Watsonville, California, U.S.A. Finally, click 'Submit'.

Guided Reading of 'Shattered Lives': Focus on Central Ideas and Details  We will now continue reading the narrative nonfiction article "Shattered Lives" together. As we read, our objective is still to determine the central ideas of the text by focusing on the article's details. You can find the assignment "Shattered Lives": Central Ideas and Details in your Language Arts folders.

Homework  (1.) Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your new 3rd Quarter Reading Log. Don't forget to try one of the 100 New Year's Reading Resolutions for 2015 and make note of it on your log. I will be grading this week's Reading Log on Tuesday, January 20(2.) Complete the assignment "Shattered Lives": Central Ideas and Details, which will be due next Friday, January 23.