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ELA 7 Honors P4 - Mr. Barhydt-Period 4 Assignments

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ASSIGNMENT 4 in Google Classroom

ASSIGNMENT 4

Fixing choppy writing.

See the instructions in the attached document and complete your work there.

Past Assignments

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ASSIGNMENT 3 in Google Classroom

ASSIGNMENT 3

Assignment: Journal Entry

Focus: MLA format and 200 word count minimum

Prompt: What was your reaction to what happened at the U.S. Capitol Building last Wednesday? Expand and explore your thoughts.

No idea what I'm talking about? Read about it here:
https://newsela.com/read/trump-mob-storms-capitol/id/2001017797/

Forgot how to do MLA format? Refresh your memory with this video:
https://www.loom.com/share/f8afc99dff864f6d9b21eb37bda3addc

Forgot how to check your word count? In the Doc, go to Tools --> Word Count

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ASSIGNMENT 2 in Google Classroom

ASSIGNMENT 2

See instructions in the attached document for practicing using inference to determine the meaning of unknown words.

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ASSIGNMENT 1 in Google Classroom

ASSIGNMENT 1

Semester 2 Goals
**Read instructions for each part before starting.

1. Brainstorm your goals in the document below.
2. Make a Flipgrid using the attached link.

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Theme Essay - The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Theme Essay - The Outsiders

The Outsiders Essay Prompt

Prompt:
In the novel The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton alludes to several themes, or important messages, throughout the text. For this essay, choose ONE of the themes and create a 5 paragraph essay that informs the reader about a theme in the novel. Cite at least 3 pieces of evidence in MLA format.

Themes:
-Honor
-Identity
-Friendship
-The loss of innocence
-The power of names and labels

Rubric:
You will be graded on three aspects of your essay:
-Thesis statement
-MLA format - Formatting (page setup, heading, etc.) and evidence citations
-Evidence from the text that supports of your claim

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The Revision Checklist in Google Classroom

The Revision Checklist

Go through this checklist CAREFULLY. Check off the items as you read over your essay.

Actually look for the items in your essay and REVISE to make them as good as possible.

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The Conclusion Paragraph in Google Classroom

The Conclusion Paragraph

**FEEL FREE TO WORK ON THIS BEFORE CLASS

Go through the slideshow on the Conclusion Paragraph very carefully.

When you finish, you will start writing your own conclusion. WRITE YOUR PARAGRAPH ON THE DOC ATTACHED TO THE ESSAY ASSIGNMENT. Please do not attach your conclusion to this assignment.

You may use the outline provided earlier if it helps you organize your writing, but it is not a requirement.

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The Body Paragraphs in Google Classroom

The Body Paragraphs

**FEEL FREE TO WORK ON THIS BEFORE CLASS

Go through the slideshow on the Body Paragraphs very carefully.

When you finish, you will start writing your own body paragraphs. WRITE YOUR PARAGRAPHS ON THE DOC ATTACHED TO THE ESSAY ASSIGNMENT. Please do not attach your body paragraphs to this assignment

You may use the outline if it helps you organize your writing, but it is not a requirement.

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The Introduction Paragraph in Google Classroom

The Introduction Paragraph

**FEEL FREE TO WORK ON THIS BEFORE CLASS

Go through the slideshow on the Introduction Paragraph very carefully.

When you finish, you will start writing your own introduction. WRITE YOUR INTRODUCTION ON THE DOC ATTACHED TO THE ESSAY ASSIGNMENT. Please do not attach your introduction to this assignment

You may use the outline below if it helps you organize your writing, but it is not a requirement.

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Google Form: Theme, thesis statement, and evidence in Google Classroom

Google Form: Theme, thesis statement, and evidence

Follow the directions in the form to start the brainstorming/outlining process for your theme essay on The Outsiders.

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Theme Crowdsource in Google Classroom

Theme Crowdsource

Add TWO pieces of evidence from the text that offer support to the claim that our themes in The Outsiders are indeed themes of the book.

You must gather evidence for two DIFFERENT themes. For example, you can NOT add two pieces of evidence for friendship or two for identity.

Do a careful job choosing your evidence and explaining why it supports the theme. Our goal is a large database of evidence from which to choose for our essays.

Finally, DO YOUR OWN WORK. Do not copy anyone else's work. If you see that someone has used the piece of evidence that you wanted to use, you'll have to find something new.

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Read Ch. 12 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 12 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapter 12 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Edpuzzle: Thesis Statements in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle: Thesis Statements

You will be graded based on your accuracy, so pay careful attention!

If you don’t like your score after you finish, I can reset and you can try again.

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Read Ch. 11 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 11 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapter 11 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Analyze Indirect Characterization in Ch. 9-10 in Google Classroom

Analyze Indirect Characterization in Ch. 9-10

See attached document for instructions

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Read Ch. 10 and Post Annotations in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 10 and Post Annotations

We read and annotated Ch. 10 together during Class #1.

Take a photo of ONE or TWO pages in Ch. 10 to show your annotations.

If you were absent, you need to READ AND ANNOTATE Ch. 10!

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Review Terms on Quizlet in Google Classroom

Review Terms on Quizlet

Review the terms we've been working with before Class #2. We will do a graded activity next class to test your knowledge. Be ready!

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Absent 11/13? Take this Quizizz in Google Classroom

Absent 11/13? Take this Quizizz

Did you take this in class already? Go ahead and mark as done.

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Offline Discussion 2 - 1 Response and 1 Reply in Google Classroom

Offline Discussion 2 - 1 Response and 1 Reply

Question: Johnny's last words to Ponyboy are: "Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold..." What do you think Johnny meant by that? Explain.

Response: At least 3 sentences
Reply to a classmate's response: At least 2 sentences

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Read Ch. 9 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 9 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapter 9 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Op-ed Article - The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Op-ed Article - The Outsiders

1. Watch video instructions in Edpuzzle: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5fa582ebf1ae2f40f06ca7bc/watch
2. Refer to directions in Google Slides if you need to double-check the assignment
3. Add an MLA heading and title to the attached document before writing
4. Write!

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Read Ch. 7-8 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 7-8 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapters 7 and 8 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Offline Discussion - 1 Response and 1 Reply in Google Classroom

Offline Discussion - 1 Response and 1 Reply

Question: Several times throughout The Outsiders, Ponyboy and other characters mention sunsets and watching sunsets. What do you think this might be all about?

Response: At least 3 sentences
Reply to a classmate's response: At least 2 sentences

We all recognize that when something is repeated we should pay attention.

When you're reading and you notice a word, phrase, object, or situation mentioned over and over, you should stop and ask yourself, "Why does this keep showing up again and again?"

The answers will tell you about the theme and conflict, or they might foreshadow what will happen later.

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Read Ch. 6 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 6 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapter 6 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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RACE Method Practice II in Google Classroom

RACE Method Practice II

Click on attached document for instructions.

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Offense Report - Creative Writing  in Google Classroom

Offense Report - Creative Writing

Offense Report - You are the detective at the scene of the crime. Report on what you saw! Be creative.

A high school student from a good family is found dead by the fountain in the park. There are signs of a struggle, but there is no one at the crime scene. Suspects are at large.

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10/30 CLASS - START HERE in Google Classroom

10/30 CLASS - START HERE

Click on the attached document for instructions and links for today's class.

Mark as done once you have accessed all the work.

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Read Ch. 4-5 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 4-5 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapters 4 and 5 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Read Chapter 3 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Chapter 3 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read CHAPTER 3 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Attach Photo of Character Chart in Google Classroom

Attach Photo of Character Chart

Take a photo of the character chart you worked on with your partners. See the attached screenshot if you were absent.

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Practice: Written Response with the RACE Method in Google Classroom

Practice: Written Response with the RACE Method

If you were absent, see the screenshot below for an example.

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Read Ch. 1-2 of The Outsiders in Google Classroom

Read Ch. 1-2 of The Outsiders

HOMEWORK!!

If you were absent, or if you just didn't catch it in class, make sure you read Chapters 1 and 2 of The Outsiders before the next class.

Be sure to read with a pencil in hand so you can make annotations.

Enjoy the book!

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Attach Photo of Annotated Pages of Close Read in Google Classroom

Attach Photo of Annotated Pages of Close Read

Pages 1-3 of Chapter 1

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Have Your Copy of The Outsiders! in Google Classroom

Have Your Copy of The Outsiders!

Have your copy of The Outsiders in your hands by this date. We will start the book at this time.

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Virtual Stations - Friday, 10/16 in Google Classroom

Virtual Stations - Friday, 10/16

In Class 2 this week, we will be practicing Socratic Seminars. Each student will be scheduled with a small group for a 16-minute block during our period. For the rest of the class time, you will be working through Virtual Stations.

Steps:
1. Open the attached Virtual Station Rotation slideshow. You will find instructions and links in this document, as well as YOUR SCHEDULED TIME to join the Zoom.
2. Join the Zoom during your scheduled time. Don't be late!
3. When you're not in the Socratic Seminar Zoom, you will be working through the stations listed in the Virtual Station Rotation slideshow. These include: Article and annotation, summary video, and a quick write. Look at the slideshow for more information.

⭐ You should only mark as done once you've finished the work for ALL of the stations
⭐⭐ If you want to work on the virtual-station work before class, that is perfectly fine. Just be sure that you join the Zoom session for the Socratic Seminar at your scheduled time.

Confused? Watch this video: https://www.loom.com/share/e7a9bd8b7246434f9c063db4a3e87d8c

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Three Miles Podcast in Google Classroom

Three Miles Podcast

Due Thursday, October 15

Listen to the "Three Miles" podcast below. The whole podcast is about an hour long, so give yourself time to complete this. Once you have finished, answer the questions in the attached document.

On Friday, we will be discussing the podcast in small groups to practice Socratic seminars.

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SOS Student Response Survey in Google Classroom

SOS Student Response Survey

Fill this survey out AFTER the counselor presentation.

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Annotation Practice: Nothing Gold Can Stay in Google Classroom

Annotation Practice: Nothing Gold Can Stay

Use the #CATCH annotation method to work your way through and come to an understanding of this poem.

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Figurative Language Quiz in Google Classroom

Figurative Language Quiz

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Personal Narrative Essay in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Essay

See the attached Personal Narrative Essay Assignment for directions.

All versions of your draft will be written in the provided document below.

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CATCH Annotations and Poetry Analysis:

CATCH Annotations and Poetry Analysis: "I saw a man pursuing the horizon"

Go through the CATCH annotation method to analyze and gain understanding of Stephen Crane's poem, "I saw a man pursuing the horizon."

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Edpuzzle - Essay Revisions in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Essay Revisions

Work through these Edpuzzles to help you revise your essay.

WATCH FIRST: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f735bbe2456d240a25896d8/watch

WATCH SECOND: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f735e996fa5cf40db13ba81/watch

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Homework - Finish First Draft of Personal Narrative in Google Classroom

Homework - Finish First Draft of Personal Narrative

FINISH the first draft of your Personal Narrative essay.

Make sure you have included all parts of the narrative arc.

You do NOT have to attach the writing here. You are writing in the Personal Narrative document that we set up.

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Homework - Draft Personal Narrative in Google Classroom

Homework - Draft Personal Narrative

Write your personal narrative AT LEAST through the CLIMAX of the story.

Focus on your PACING (don't rush!) and SHOWING instead of telling (don't just list events; make us feel like we're there).

*You don't have to stop at the climax. If you're on a roll, keep writing. This will give you more time to make improvements.

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Homework -Start Personal Narrative in Google Classroom

Homework -Start Personal Narrative

It's time to get a good start on your personal narrative essay.

Sometimes starting can be the most difficult part.

Your goal for your homework is to get words on the page.

Think about how you want to open your story. How will you grab the reader's interest? Will you start with dialogue? An interesting description of the setting? An event in action?

Your assignment: Write the first paragraph or two of your personal narrative. Make it a really strong opening. (Remember what we talked about regarding just finishing vs. fully engaging.)

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Edpuzzle Lessons - Class 2 in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle Lessons - Class 2

WATCH FIRST: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f64cfcde68e4a4082ccdf44/watch

WATCH SECOND: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f64cfec26d7a740c1864928/watch

WATCH THIRD: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f64d009aaea55409e546516/watch

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Story Idea and Map Your Plot in Google Classroom

Story Idea and Map Your Plot

Fill out the attached slides with your story idea and a map of your plot. Rewatch Edpuzzle video for help if necessary.

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Edpuzzle Lessons - Class 1 in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle Lessons - Class 1

These are to be completed on your own during class time.

WATCH THIS FIRST: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f5f9c2745fe5140b9722ec3/watch

WATCH THIS SECOND: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f5f9c65fe8ad1409d9bcba3/watch

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Sample Essays and Response in Google Classroom

Sample Essays and Response

Read the attached sample essays to get a sense of what an excellent final draft of a Personal Narrative looks like.

After you have read them, respond in the attached Form.

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Exit Ticket - Reading Survey in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket - Reading Survey

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Quizizz: Narrative Arc/Plot in Google Classroom

Quizizz: Narrative Arc/Plot

To get credit for this assignment, you must enter your FIRST and LAST name before you begin.

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Narrative Arc/Plot - The Tell-Tale Heart in Google Classroom

Narrative Arc/Plot - The Tell-Tale Heart

Read the directions in the form carefully before you begin.

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Summer Reading Narrative Arc in Google Classroom

Summer Reading Narrative Arc

Read the instructions in the attached form CAREFULLY before you begin.

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Syllabus - Sign and Return Assignment in Google Classroom

Syllabus - Sign and Return Assignment

Since you can't physically return your signed syllabus this year, you have two options for returning it digitally.

Option 1:
a) Read through the attached syllabus with parent/guardian
b) Print out the last page of the syllabus
c) Parent/guardian and student fill out and sign the last page
d) Take a photo of the page
e) Attach photo to this assignment and turn in

Option 2:
a) Reading through the attached syllabus with parent/guardian
b) Write the following on a sheet of paper in large print: We have read the syllabus, and we understand and agree to terms!
c) Take a selfie of you and parent/guardian holding the sign you made (see line b)
d) Attach photo to this assignment and turn in

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Edpuzzle - Narrative Arc/Plot notes in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Narrative Arc/Plot notes

This will be done IN CLASS. If you were absent, work through these on your own.

Watch this FIRST: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f5271e763bbdb3f23f37f30/watch

Watch this SECOND: https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/5f5272001170843f4552c4f9/watch

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Edpuzzle | A Glance at the Syllabus in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | A Glance at the Syllabus

Click on the link below and complete the Edpuzzle.

*Sorry about the choppy audio in parts!

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Edpuzzle | Language Expectations in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | Language Expectations

Click on the link below and complete the Edpuzzle.

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Summer Reading Assignment in Google Classroom

Summer Reading Assignment

Attach your document with the summer reading assignment to this page.

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Introductory Survey in Google Classroom

Introductory Survey

To be completed at the end of class/after class.

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Introduce Yourself on Flipgrid in Google Classroom

Introduce Yourself on Flipgrid

1.Click the link below to access the "topic" in Flipgrid.
2 Read the instructions carefully and then record your video.
3. Mark as done on this page when you finish.

*Don't forget to record a response! (See Weekly Lesson Outline.)