Posts

Showing posts from December, 2016

2016 Winter Packet

Image
What is the purpose of this Winter Packet?
We need to practice those listening skills.
“MISS...WE HAVE SIX CLASSES AND THEY ARE ALL GIVING US WORK. WHY DO YOU HATE US?????” It's going to be okay! For your history winter break work you will be doing the exact same work as 6th and 7th grade history. You can do as much work as a 6th grader, right?
Why do I need to do this?
From Ms. Nutter’s blog, “Apart from needing to strengthen our Active Listening Skills, you need to do this because it is going to be a school-wide competition. The three class periods out of all 15 history classes (6th-8th grade) that have the highest completion rate will be rewarded.”
I will also be inputting this as three separate summative grades as soon as we get back from winter break!
Winter Packet Instructions
Listen to the three podcasts below and create your own notes using the DANCE strategy for active listening.

Create 3 quiz questions for each podcast to be used on a Quizizz (that means you need to have m…

12/14-16 Wednesday - Friday

Image
Guiding Question: What did we learn in Semester 1?

Objective: Students will show their mastery of Semester 1's standards by completing a final exam and getting at least 27 out of 40 questions correct. 
Standards: So. many. standards. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes: On a half sheet of paper, write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them?
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: Use this time to study, finish up your cheat sheet, meditate, etc.
Independent (Voice Level 0): Task 1: Use the test I hand out to you and input your answers on this google form. 
Once you have completed the exam, hit submit on the google form and there will be a link to show you your grade. The final is 40 questions, so if you get 34 questions correct that would translate to a 3.4. 

Task 2:Please take this survey about the class so far so that I can make adjustments for Semester 2! 

If you are an early finis…

12/12-13 Monday-Tuesday

Image
Guiding Question: What did we learn in Semester 1? 


Objectives:
Students will work to increase their Lexile levels by determining the central ideas of an Achieve article about history recorded through sound, completing all five tabs including summarizing the Dig Deeper section, and score at least 75% on the activity. 

Students will review information from Semester 1 by working with their table groups to complete a study guide for their final with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source ELD B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made.
Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On a half sheet of paper, write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them? 
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes:  Intro to the final and what's expected for Wednesday-Friday. 
Independent (Voice Level 0) 40 minutes: 
Task 1: Achieve30…

12/8-9 Thursday-Friday

Image
Guiding Question: How did Washington's government respond to resistance at home and abroad? 
Objectives: Students will investigate the neutrality proclamation by determining the central information of a secondary source and answering guiding questions with at least 80% accuracy.

Students will know the significance of the Whiskey Rebellion by reading and annotating sources in their small groups, completing a Say, Mean, Matter chart, and participating in a discussion with at least 80% accuracy.

Standards:

CA HSS 8.3.5 - Know the significance of domestic resistance movements and ways in which the central government responded to such movements (e.g. Whiskey Rebellion)  RH.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source.  ELD B.6 - Read closely literary and informational texts to determine how meaning is made. Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you kno…

12/7 Wednesday

Image
Guiding Question:  What is going on in the world around us?

Objectives:  Students will investigate a current event by reading an article closely, filling out a graphic organizer, and writing a clear and coherent summary with a score of 3/4 or better according to the rubric. 

Standards:  CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it
WHST.6-8.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing 
ELD B.6 - Reading closely literary and informational texts and viewing multimedia to determine how meaning is conveyed.

Do Now (Voice Level 1) 10 Minutes:  Current Event Quizizz. Go to www.join.quizizz.com and enter in the code that is on the projector. The class with the highest total questions correct wins a class point. 

Independent (Voice Level 0) 25 Minutes:  You have 25 minutes to investigate a current event of your choice from NewsELA. Username is ComaCobb and the password is history. 
For NewsELA, remember to log in with username "ComaCobb" and…

12/5-6 Monday-Tuesday

Image
Guiding Question: What were the ideals of the people of the United States in the 1790s? 


Objectives:
Students will determine the central ideas of an article about George Washington's house by summarizing and answering questions about the article with at least 75% accuracy. 

Students will understand the aspirations and ideals of the new nation by reading about the major events of Washington's Presidency and creating a timeline with a score of at least 3/4 according to the rubric. 


Standards: HSS.8.4 - Students will understand the aspirations and ideals of the people of the new nation RH.6-8.2 - Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
ELD B.6 - Read closely to determine how meaning is made.

Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  On a half sheet of paper, write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you completed them? 
Whole Group (Voice Level 0) 10 minutes: 
What were th…

12/1-2 Thursday-Friday

Image
Guiding Question: What conflict existed in Washington's Cabinet? 

Objectives: Students will investigate the conflict between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton by reading and by either creating a rap battle or writing informational paragraphs with a score of at least 3/4 according to a rubric. 

Students will investigate George Washington's cabinet and the emergence of two political parties by reading their TCI text and citing text evidence to complete a scavenger hunt with at least 80% accuracy. 


Standards: HSS.8.3.4 - Understand the conflicts between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton
RI.8.1- Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 
ELD.C.10 - Writing informational texts to present ideas and information. 


Do Now (Voice Level 0) 5 minutes:  Write today's objectives in your own words. What are the activities you will be completing and how do you know whether or not you compl…