Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017



Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Classwork
Warm up: Spring MAPS Assessment (20 minutes)

Focus Lesson: Q and A: College in Colorado Research

Work Time:  
  • Required college research
  • “Future” digital video presentation

Debrief: What are some of your future college aspirations and goals? What is something you learned from your research today that surprised you?
Homework
  • Work on Past, Present, Future project as needed
  • “Future” Content due end of class tomorrow
Reminders
  • Digital project due: Monday, 5/15 (at the START of class)
  • We will present Monday 5/15 - Wednesday 5/17
  • All MISSING work due Friday, 5/12


Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Classwork
Warm up: Spring MAPS Assessment (20 minutes)

Focus Lesson: Q and A: College in Colorado Research

Work Time:  
  • Required college research
  • “Future” digital video presentation

Debrief: What are some of your future college aspirations and goals? What is something you learned from your research today that surprised you?
Homework
  • Work on Past, Present, Future project as needed
  • “Future” Content due end of class tomorrow
Reminders
  • Digital project due: Monday, 5/15 (at the START of class)
  • We will present Monday 5/15 - Wednesday 5/17
  • All MISSING work due Friday, 5/12

Wednesday, May 10, 2017



Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
Classwork
Warm up: What college do you think you want to attend and why? Turn and talk.

Focus Lesson: College Research Note Catcher
Model: Website - College in Colorado

Work Time:  
  • Required college research

Debrief: What subjects did you find interesting to study at your college of choice? What is one thing your learned? One thing that surprised you? Turn and Talk.
Homework
  • Work on Past, Present, Future project as needed
Reminders
  • Digital project due: Monday, 5/15 (at the START of class)
  • We will present Monday 5/15 - Wednesday 5/17
  • All MISSING work due Friday, 5/12

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017



Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. (RI.8.7)
  • I can read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Classwork
Warm up: MAPS testing (20 minutes)

Focus Lesson: Technology Tips
Review: Mrs. Langdon’s Adobe video
-Less is more! (Less text, more pictures) -Transitions -Timing

Work Time:  
  • Digital project - “Past” content
  • Final memoir

Debrief: Review of Timeline/ Due dates
Homework
  • Final Memoir due tomorrow!
  • “Past’ slides due tomorrow!
  • Completed Interview due tomorrow!
Reminders
  • Digital project due: Monday, 5/15 (at the START of class)

Monday, May 8, 2017


Mrs. Langdon is out today: Work day for digital projects!

Homework: Your required digital research project INTERVIEW is due tomorrow! Please submit in Google Classroom. 

Friday, May 5, 2017



Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. (RI.8.7)
Classwork
Warm up: Interview Prep: First, choose interview topic and interviewee, then create KWL chart.

Focus Lesson: Strong interview questions
Model: Mrs. Langdon’s heritage

Work Time:  
  • Create interview questions for interviewee
  • Digital project - “Past” content

Debrief: Review of Timeline/ Due dates
Homework
  • Interview a family member for “past’ research
  • Email / upload photos to use for “past’ content
Reminders
  • Final memoirs due Wednesday, 5/11
  • Digital project due: Monday, 5/15 (at the START of class)

Thursday, May 4, 2017



Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. (RI.8.7)
Classwork
Warm up: Revise memoir

Focus Lesson: Student Memoir Exemplars

Work Time:  
  • Project outline and research for “Present” content

Debrief: Review of Timeline/ Due dates
Homework
  • Work on research or digital component of your Past, Present, Future Project!
Reminders
  • Final memoirs due Wednesday, 5/11

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017




Objective
  • I can conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. (W.8.7)
  • I can evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea. (RI.8.7)
Classwork
Warm up: Goal setting for today’s work time

Focus Lesson: Introduce Mini Memoir criteria

Work Time:  
  • Project outline and research

Debrief: Reflection - progress towards goal and planning for due dates ahead
Homework
  • "Present" slides due tomorrow!
Reminders
  • Grizzly’s Give Back Week is May 1-5th!