Students will learn how to effectively write a constructed response using the Ma'am strategy.
Students will demonstrate proficiency by composing a constructed response that responds to a text using the MAAM strategy.
Students will receive a hard copy of the Unit 2 vocabulary words. Students will work in class to make either flash cards or a flip book to assist in their studies.
Homework: Write each word & definition 5x each due Monday, Dec. 4TH
QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY, DEC 6TH!
A letter was sent home with your child today on yellow paper. Please make sure you read the letter with your child and have it sent back signed by you and your child. If you have any questions in regards to the letter, please feel free to email me. Stephanie. Jackson@cobbk12.org
In this unit, students explore the ideas of informing, explaining, and convincing. Two essential questions focus their attention on the skills and knowledge presented and assessed in the unit:
Two performance-based tasks, called Embedded Assessments, give students an opportunity to demonstrate their new learning in the skills of exposition and argumentation. Specifically,
Developing Skills and Knowledge for the Assessments
Throughout the unit, students engage in activities in which they use strategies such as SOAPSTone, outlining, and debate to practice the important skills of analyzing texts in addition to generating and organizing ideas for writing. Students analyze and discuss a variety of print and nonprint texts such as Sojourner Truth’s speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” and “America the Not-So-Beautiful” by Andy Rooney. Throughout the unit, discussion is promoted as a way to encourage lively debate about ideas.
Students’ vocabulary study concentrates on academic vocabulary of research, such as hypothesize, valid, and credibility, and vocabulary specific to literary study such as expository and rhetoric.
Helping Your Child
Students should be practicing every day in class for their upcoming performance on the Embedded Assessment. Help your child reflect on and focus his or her learning by asking the following questions:
You may also find it helpful to read through the Embedded Assessments (particularly the Scoring Guides) and to note the Learning Targets that are located at the beginning of each activity. You can locate this information in your child's online textbook by going to Cobbga.Springboardonline.org.
Griffin Middle school is pleased to announce that we will be offering Morning and Afternoon Tutoring opportunities and Saturday School to assist students throughout the 2017-2018 school year. These opportunities are offered at no cost and students will receive extra help from Griffin Middle School teachers to help improve their academic performance and to assist in their preparation for the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
Click on the following links for more
information about student tutoring.
Parent Letter & Permission Form English
Parent Letter & Permission Form Spanish
Tranportation will be provided to students. Please read the attached forms for details & complete the necessary permission slips for your student to participate in tutoring and transporation services. Thank you, Wildcats!
Please make sure that you are visiting Study Island weekly in order to practice skills and standards that you are learning in class. Assignments are assigned bi-weekly. Some assignments will be taken as a grade!
Students signed up for Study Island back in October & were given a username and password. Students are expected to keep up with their login information!!! They were given a small graphic organizer to write their login information for all websites used for this course. Please make sure your child has their login information for the following websites -
cobbga.springboardonline.org (online textbook)
If students forgot their login information for StudyIsland or SpringBoard Online, I can give them their information or reset their password. I do NOT have their login for Vocabulary.com!
Students have until Friday, December 1st to make-up any summative assignment from this 9 weeks. Students whom are currently failing this course received a failure notice letter along with information on tutoring at school. Students are to give the letter to their parents/guardian to sign and return back to school no later than Monday, November 27th. This letter is to notify parents/guardians of their child's current grade and how to make-up any assignment that they did not turn in or was not their best work. Attached is the grading scale, late work policy, and grade recovery policy. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Task- To learn about the:
· history of Halloween and the Spanish “Day of the Dead” celebration
· the origin of the Jack-O-Latern
· the first Trick-or-Treaters
· first witch gatherings and black cat superstitions
What to do:
Answer the following questions, using the indicated web links. Write your answers down on your notebook paper.
Questions 1-12: www.holidays.net/halloween/story.htm
Questions 13 – 18: http://www.holidays.net/halloween/pumpkin.htm
Questions 19 – 20: www.holidays.net/halloween/trick.htm
Questions 21 – 25: www.holidays.net/halloween/witches.htm
Questions 26 – 35: www.holidays.net/dayofthedead/index.htm
If you are in my HOMEROOM and still have not sign-up for a conference this week, please follow the link below to get sign-up! I still have a lot of open availability to meet with parents/guardians!