SB= SpringBoard text
Planning Your Week:
Continue practicing vocabulary on the SpringBoard website through Zinc.
Sun. 8/20 (before the start of class Monday) – submit narrative transcript and narrative interview (all in one document) to Turnitin.com. Print a hard copy and complete your EA1 Interview Narrative Editing to turn in during class (Monday or Tuesday if you are absent for the eclipse).
Solar Eclipse Information
We will be going outside to experience the solar eclipse Monday, August 21 during 4th period. All of the students in my class have returned their permission slips to view the eclipse event; however, if you plan to check out, you must do so before 1:30 p.m.
Eclipse glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 transmission requirements will be available for your child to use on the day of the eclipse. If you would like your child to use a pair of glasses that you have purchased and provided, please note that you will need to send those materials to school with your student on Monday. The glasses available to my students are made by Explore Scientific LLC and can be found on the approved list of reputable vendors at this link: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters
The glasses are the "Sun Catcher" model. The website to research the glasses manufacturer is www.exploreone.com
My priority is your student's safety as we experience this event . Please reiterate with your child that glasses are to be worn at all times during the eclipse event and review the safe viewing document that I sent home last week.
Monday, August 21
Opener: Turn in EA1 Narrative Interview hard copy (electronic copy on Turnitin.com); Read informational text on solar eclipses in folklore and literature.
- View Moana, analyzing the way her culture explains the sun and natural phenomena (Maui’s character).
- Illustrate a sun-shadow character mandala.
- Compose a narrative based on the real experience.
- Fourth block will be viewing the eclipse outside.
Tuesday, August 22
Opener: Turn in EA1 Narrative Interview hard copy (students absent yesterday).
- Participate in orientation to the learning commons (Sanford & Charrette) and USA Test Prep (Walter lab 113).
- Demonstrate Q1 skills with Touchstone assessment.
Wednesday, August 23
Opener: Review prompt and rubric from “Marigolds” EOC responses.
- Evolve a response to the “Marigolds” prompt.
Thursday, August 24
Opener: IAN: Create grammar basics foldables (parts of speech 8 page book, nouns waterfall, parallelism French door)
- Review grammar skills (bootcamp)
- View the ppt notes for nouns and parts of speech
- Take notes on the grammar review lecture
- Complete the EOC grammar pre-assessment and apply background knowledge to examples
Friday, August 25
POL: Watch videos from POL website to introduce the contest and quality performances.
- IAN: Review skills from Unit 1, moving vocabulary along the QHT chart and skills down the stoplight.
- IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in EA1 and EA2
- SB: Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit
HOMEWORK: Locate two poems from the POL website and print them to bring to class Monday.