January 27

posted Jan 27, 2012, 5:54 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Jan 30, 2012, 4:46 AM ]

Day # 90Date:  January 27Social Studies Standards  
Vocabulary Terms
Target QuestionHow will you finish your project?WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN TODAY
Content ObjectiveStudents will begin writing a paragraph that closes out their papers.WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN ABOUT THE SUBJECT
Language Objective   Students will read and take notes on material about their chosen topic and begin explaining it to others.HOW YOU WILL COMMUNICATE WHAT YOU LEARN

Activity
Instructions

CLASS ACTIVITY:

Start with a survey about your project.

Today we continue work on the final semester project, now due January 30. 

You should have already... 

  1. Chosen a topic (due 1/4)
  2. Started taking notes from a variety of sources, including:
    1. Your textbook
    2. World Book Online (http://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/home  username: esd112, password: worldbook112)
    3. A library book (CHS Library Search Station)
    4. A website or two that you've found on your own
  3. Turned in a list of references, including at least 3 references that you've started taking notes from. (due 1/6)
  4. Shared your background paragraph, including basic information about your topic. (due 1/9)
  5. Chosen the 2 Social Studies Standards you'll focus on. (due 1/11)
  6. Written your introduction and thesis statement. (due 1/12)
  7. Written your first focus paragraph (due 1/23)
  8. Written your second focus paragraph (due 1/25)
  9. Written your concluding paragraph (due 1/26)

REMEMBER: Whenever you take notes, make sure that you:
  • Keep track of where the information comes from (you'll need full bibliographic info -- author, title, etc. -- later, so you might as well write it down now) including page numbers if from a printed source.
  • Keep track of what kind of information it is. Is the information in your own words (a paraphrase or summary), or in the words of the original author (a quote)? 
  • Throughout your research, taking careful and accurate notes, along with where you got them and whether they are your words or the author's, will be the easiest way to keep the process moving forward

Today's survey is a way for you to check your own progress on this project while you report your status to Mr. Knowles so he can help where needed. 

After you've completed the survey, take the remaining time to work on the areas that you need to do next. 


 THE DUE DATE IS ALMOST HERE; WILL YOU BE READY? 


STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO


REMEMBER: To do your best on summative assessments, you'll need to use not only the information that we've discussed in class, but also include information from outside of classroom activities, either from information you already know, or from additional research you complete. Conduct your own research if necessary, or visit the Extension link below for ideas.
Formative Assessment
Next up: Turn in a your final project by the due date next Tuesday (January 30). It's time to fine tune your work, make changes, corrections, and additions to make it even better. 
HOW YOU WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED TODAY
Summative Assessment
Our NEXT summative (graded) assessment is the final one for this semester, due January 30.
WHAT TO DO WHEN FINISHED WITH TODAY'S ACTIVITIES 
Extension



WHAT TO DO IF YOU'VE FINISHED THIS WEEK'S SUMMATIVE  ASSESSMENT, OR WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TODAY'S TOPICS

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