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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SAGE Testing & Book Report 4

Testing and Reading

Testing for English/language arts has begun! Remember to eat breakfast daily, get a minimum of eight hours of sleep a night, and bring your book to class. Although there is no homework, on-going projects, such as Book Report 4, are taking place. Reading should be part of your weekly routine. If you have questions about the projects available, specific information is posted below.

A-Day: Friday, May 19  –  B-Day: Thursday, May 18
Option
Details
Setting Brochure
Create a tri-fold brochure that advertises the main setting of the novel as a destination location. Use details about the time and place of the story to construct the tri-fold with pictures, advertised facts (climate, language…), prices of hotels and transportation, popular tourist sites, etc. You might even include quotes from the book in reference to the setting. For example, what does Katniss think of the Capitol? What did Bruno say about living in “Out-With”?
News Report Video
If you are interested in having a couple of friends or family members help you with your project, the news report video is a fun choice. Using a recording device, create a video with the characteristics of the nightly news. You can either act as the reporter on location (in the middle of it), or you can choose to act as a news anchor in the studio. Provide information to the public about the conflicts in the story as if they were real events. To make it authentic, “suit up”, use a professional voice, attempt a little editing, and feel free to experiment with camera angles.
Book Poster A or B
Option A: Advertisement
   -Using poster board, create a professional advertisement for the book including the following: title, author, genre, drawing/painting of an important scene, at least two powerful quotes from the text, and a star rating, including your personal two-sentence review.
Option B: Collage
   -Using a poster board, create an artistic collage of important items and quotes from the book. A minimum of 10 (2-D or 3-D) items must be attached, and at least two quotes included in the mix. The poster must include one sentence for each item/quote that explains its significance to the book on either the back or the front.
Powtoon Animation
With the help of Powtoon, a free online animation tool, present your book. There are many options here: create an animation that “sells” the book to your peers, follow the basic book report template to analyze what you read, follow a storyboard to summarize the plot in your own words, use the tool to modify a previous project (character yearbook, timeline)… Simply sign in with your OPA Google account to get started.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Binder Checks Begin Monday!

8th Grade Rubric:

CONTENT
POINTS POSSIBLE
Language Arts Folder
10
Disclosure Statement Packet
1
Divider #1: Language
5
Super Proofer
1
Grammar sheets, p. 40/42 & 44/46
2
Divider #2: Reading
5
8th Book Report Choice List #3
3
Plot Cornell Notes
1
Theme Cornell Notes
1
Divider #3: Vocabulary
5
Prefixes & Suffixes III Handout
1
Divider #4: Writing
5
Expository Essay Information Sheet
1
Ideas Think About
1
Divider #5: Returned Work
5
Returned Assignments (3)
3
TOTAL
50


7th Grade Rubric: 

CONTENT
POINTS POSSIBLE
Language Arts Folder
10
Disclosure Statement Packet
1
Divider #1: Language
5
Super Proofer
1
Grammar Sheet, p. 36/38
1
Divider #2: Reading
5
7th Book Report Choice List #3
1
Divider #3: Vocabulary
5
Argumentative Writing Unit Vocabulary
1
Divider #4: Writing
5
Argumentative Writing Packet, Part I
2
Argumentative Writing Packet, Part II
2
Argumentative Writing Packet, Part III
2
Argumentative Essay Outline
2
Divider #5: Returned Work
5
Returned Assignments (2)
2
TOTAL
50