This week we will be delving into Collections starting with Collection 1. Students will have online access to their textbooks and will be expected to complete their homework if they do not finish their work in class.
* Students can access their online textbooks through BEEP. The username is their student ID and the password is their birth date (MM/DD/YYYY)
Key learning objective: Students will be able to analyze and compare news stories about the same event from various sources.
Monday- Media Analysis
Parents of Rescued Teenage Sailor Abby Sunderland Accused of Risking Her Life, Online News Article by Paul Harris
Bell Ringer: Do you think people that are very different from each other can still be friends? (Video Journal)
Bell Ringer: Context Clues: auspicious
Bell Ringer: What if the internet was never invented?
COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSION Consider the choices the director makes about arranging the split-screen and including media features such as video clips. What is the effectiveness and impact of using video segments while the interviewees are speaking? What new information or insights do you learn from the interview about Abby’s voyage and her preparedness? Discuss these choices and questions with your group and cite segments from the newscast to support your ideas.
Bell Ringer: Social Media Slip Ups (Grammar corrections)
Friday- Argumentative Writing
Bell Ringer: Figurative Language
Words to know: These words are found throughout the texts that we will be reading this week.
dinghy: a small open boat carried as a life boat.
mast: the tall, vertical pole that supports the sail and rigging of a ship.
beacon: a radio or transmitter that emits a guidance signal.
panoply of interlinked blogs: an array of blogs that are linked together.
embarking: setting out.
naysayer: one who opposes or takes a negative view.
intolerance: condition or quality of not accepting.
invoke: to call (a higher power) for assistance or support.
fawning press: favor-seeking press.
quell surprise: What a surprise!
Academic Vocabulary Words:Academic Vocabulary refers to words that are traditionally used in academic dialogue and text. These types of words are used to explain a concept; they are not necessarily common or frequently encountered in informal conversation.
Academic language (e.g., analyze, contract, factor, claim, counterarguments) is used in classroom lessons, books, assignments, and tests, and students must become proficient in it to learn effectively in school and academic programs. It is central to building knowledge and conceptual understanding. Students need to understand the teacher’s explanations, discuss what they are learning, read academic texts, and write about their learning.
reasons and evidence