Thursday, April 2, 2015

Getting Our Break On

 Today's Learning Objectives  Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

Write an Argument Essay: Finishing Touches  Before you begin your Spring Break you need to make your final edits and revisions and put the finishing touches on your Argument Essay. And before you decide that you're done, review the checklist below. 

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If you need to met with me, please schedule an appointment. Your Argument Essay is officially due at the end of class today. However, if you do not get it finished, you will have to finish it over Spring Break and have it done upon your return on Monday, April 13

Sacred Reading Time  If you feel that you are finished with your Argument Essay, you may use this time to simply read and commune with your books, and/or take Accelerated Reader quizzes. Enjoy this time!

Smarter Balanced Online Testing Practice  If time permits, we will continue to prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which we will formally begin upon our return from Spring Break. Please visit the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress site's practice testing portal here. You should screen similar to the one below; make sure you're logging on as a 'GUEST' and click 'Sign In'. 

Next, click 'Select Grade' and choose '6' and click 'Yes'.

Today let's take a tour of the ELA Performance Task. Click on 'Start G6 ELA Performance Task,' follow the steps, and eventually you'll arrive on the beginning of the task. Follow along with me as I guide you through this part of the assessment. 

Homework  (1.) What better time to read than over Spring Break! I would like you to read your A.R. book for at least 30 minutes 5 times next week and make your Reading Log entries using the new 4th Quarter Reading Log, which has been placed in your Language Arts folder. Your Reading Log will be checked by me on Monday, April 13, and show a total of ten entires, including this week and next. (2.) If you haven't already, complete your Argument Essay, which you must finish over Spring Break and have done upon your return on Monday, April 13. If it's not finished by that time, I will have to enter an 'incomplete' in the grade book. 

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