Friday, May 2, 2014

Photo Essays

If you would like to view the photo essay from Article of the Week 22 in color, click here. There is a link to a copy of the assignment on the sidebar and in the daily agenda tab.

The last question on Article of the Week 22 asks you to view some other photo essays. Here are some links.

New York Times Photo Essays

National Geographic Photo Essays

Time Magazine Photo Essays

BBC Photo Essays


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reading Logs

If you would like a copy of this terms reading logs, here is the link. You may also come get them from the absent drawer in class.

Reading Logs, Term 4

Also, I made a Shelfari. Follow me for book recommendations.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) responded to our letters!

If you would like to read the document they sent us, it is in the front of the classroom. You may read it during silent reading. They also sent us these cool Olympic pins! If you wrote a letter to them and haven't yet received your pin, come talk with me.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Your Projects Were Awesome!

You guys did such a fabulous job on your projects that I wanted to show a few of them off on our website. As you look through your classmates' work, notice their organization - imagine the text structure they would have created - and notice their use of multimedia (especially when they show off their own surveys).

Maranda did such a great job presenting her project on dreams that everyone had questions for her. It was so interesting!

Talia has some deep thoughts about how leaders use hope and fear to control people.

Makaela did two very interesting surveys about leadership and published her results here. After the video from Ender's Game, she asked the class what they noticed about Ender's leadership. So cool!

Riley did an excellent job of using questions to direct his research. It is quiet interesting as well. Check it out here.

Madison's question was "what makes people stand up for their believes?" She has such great analysis of her sources.

Want to learn more about different types of horses? Check out Liesl's project.

Cassondra wanted to know what causes people to go insane. She learned that people don't go insane, but there are mental disorders. She then researched three of them.

Jane has some pretty interesting ideas about her question: Does fear have control of us?

Caden answers the question, "Why do people lie?" and organizes lying into different categories.

Here are two great projects on animal communication: Cameron Gray and Madi Scivally.

Sofia's project about loyalty was very well made and has a cute video that she explained.

There were so many more awesome presentations. Great job to everyone!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reading Logs

The first two reading logs are due next week!

A day: February 25
B day: February 26

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Argument Letters Have Been Sent

Superb writing on your argument letters.

As of today, they are in the mail (did you notice that AAAWWUBBIS??).

With your voice out there influencing others, you are making a difference in the world.

 P.S. The ones to the International Olympic Committee are going all the way to a castle in Switzerland.

"The pen is mightier than the sword."


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rebellion Webquest

A webquest it to guide you on doing research on a topic. This webquest will guide you to choose one rebellion from history, research the rebellion while taking notes, and then use a text structure to explain your findings.

Click Here to go to the webquest.

Hint: Make sure you take notes because you must CITE YOUR SOURCES when you are writing your explanatory essay.