Thursday, 1/17: Last Day of the Semester, Research!

Attention Students and Guest Teacher.

Mr. Coward has jury duty today! Please be on your best behavior for the guest teacher, who will rate each class 1-10 for work ethic and cooperation. As you know, any class that scores less than 8 will be subject to penalties upon my return. Classes that earn 10’s will be rewarded. The guest teacher will make a note of anyone who is a pain, and those people will face my wrath on Tuesday.

Try to finish your research writing today. Sometime during the period, please SHARE your document with me: mcoward@slcusd.org.

DO NOT PRINT! We will take care of last minute details, printing and suchlike on Tuesday. If you are not completely finished today, PLEASE DO NOT WORK ON IT AT HOME! You will get the period on Tuesday to finish up!

I will explain the brief conclusion on Tuesday.

Work for the entire period today. If your Chromie is at less than 50% power, please plug it in.

IF you think your paper is COMPLETELY FINISHED AND PROOFREAD, you may play unblocked games. NO YOUTUBE or videos.

Have a great four-day weekend! See you on Tuesday!

mrC

Wednesday, 1/16: RESEARCH!!!!!!!

RESEARCH!   It’s due at the EOP tomorrow! So… By the end of today, you should:

  • have your opening paragraph finished!
  • be finished with notes.
  • have at least 3 sources on your Works Cited doc.
  • have at least one of your graphics.
  • have most of one section written.

Be sure to credit the source for each fact!
… according to _____ of _____, the usual treatment for…
The Asthma Fact Sheet from the American Medical Association lists the three main symptoms…
The World Health Organization says…
…in the article, “All About Diabetes,” Jimmy Sugar explains that…
(“Pie Baking”)
(Smith 61)

Research Requirements Review:

  • Due EOP Thursday.
  • Approximately 1000+ words.
  • 3+ sources w/ properly formatted Works Cited.
  • 2+ graphs, charts, maps, etc. These should help explain, not just decorate.
  • In-text citations.
  • Introductory anecdote.
  • Section titles.
  • Proper mechanics.

Tuesday, 1/15: SAWs, A Bit of Vladek, Research

“SAWs, 1/15.” initiative, acknowledge, incorporate, incidence, phenomenon, priority, intervention, suspend

  1. The teacher said to ____at least five vocab words in the essay.
  2. The environmental protesters’ _______ has managed…
  3. …to get construction of the pipeline temporarily _______(ed).
  4. Even as more attention is drawn to “cancer awareness,” the actual ______ of cancer has been declining since 1992.
  5. Part of being a good citizen is _______(ing) that there are differences between people, and that is ok.
  6. Californians voted on quite a few ________(s) which claimed to try to fix various issues in our state.
  7. The antenna was just a long wire _____(ed) between two poles.

“Vladek, 1/15.”  Read only page 201. Answer the following questions as best you can. You may use your Chromebook to look up words.

  1. “It was a critical…success.” What does he mean?
  2. “It was a …commercial success.” What does he mean?
  3. Why do you think he shows himself at his drawing board atop a pile of Nazi victims? (Note the view out the window.)

RESEARCH!   Today, you should…

  • have your opening paragraph finished!
  • be at least 3/4 finished with notes.
  • have at least 3 sources on your Works Cited.
  • be looking for 2+ (note new number) graphic elements for your paper. (NOT decorative pix!)
  • start to write the section of your paper which you have the most notes for.

Be sure to credit the source for each fact!
… according to _____ of _____, the usual treatment for…
The Asthma Fact Sheet from the American Medical Association lists the three main symptoms…
The World Health Organization says…
…in the article, “All About Diabetes,” Jimmy Sugar explains that…
(“Pie Baking”)
(Smith 61)

Research Requirements Review:

  • Due EOP Thursday.
  • Approximately 1000 words.
  • 3+ sources w/ properly formatted Works Cited.
  • 2+ graphs, charts, maps, etc. These should help explain, not just decorate.
  • In-text citations.
  • Introductory anecdote.
  • Evident organization. (By question, by sub-topic, etc.)
  • Proper mechanics.

Monday, 1/14: SAWs, Debrief Test #18, Research

There is…umm…

No Homework this week! What? Yes, it’s true. You have research, and I have catching up to do.

SAWs.

intervention (noun) action intended to solve a problem
phenomenon (noun) something that happens that can be observed
priority (noun) item of high importance
suspend (verb) to stop temporarily
transmit (verb) to pass on from one place or person to another

“SAWs, 1/14.”
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. _____
  6. This word literally means “between come thing.”
  7. This word’s root means “before.”
  8. This word literally means “under hang.”
  9. This word’s root means “to show.”
  10. This word literally means “across to send.”

 

Debrief Test #18. Except to falling for my tricks, you did well!

 

Research is due Thursday at the end of the period!

Today you should be writing your introductory anecdote!

Giving credit to your sources:

… according to _____ of _____, the average…
The Asthma Fact Sheet from the American Medical Association lists the three main symptoms…
The World Health Organization says…
…in the article, “All About Diabetes,” Jimmy Sugar explains that…
(“Pie Baking”)
(Smith 61)

Final Requirements for Research Paper.

  • Approximately 1000-1200 words.
  • 3+ sources w/ properly formatted Works Cited.
  • 3+ graphs, charts, maps, etc. These should help explain, not just decorate.
  • In-text citations.
  • Introductory anecdote.
  • Evident organization. (By question, by sub-topic, etc.)
  • Proper mechanics.

Friday, 1/11: Paperwork, Mental Floss, Test 18, Research!

Prep sheet for Test #18. (Reload the Test to get the latest, updated version.)
Vocab Homework: ___/20   Vocab Practices: ___/14  ___/11   ___/10
Other Extra Credit: +1, +2, or up to +4 for SAWs.

 

Mental Floss.

  1. What famous fictional character is represented here?   ants, beetles, termites, rabbit
  2. A man walks into a room, turns around and walks out the same door he went in. When he gets out he is in a different room than when he started. How is this possible?
  3. What number should come next? 144, 121, 100, 81, 64,  _____  (Alert: math.)
  4. Spell the word candy with just 2 letters.
  5. How many F’s (capital or small–no trick here) are in the following sentence? (Alert: Counting.)
    Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.  

 

Test #18.

No Doodle Theme — Get back to work on research!

 

 

Thursday, 9/10: Vocab + Relay, Vladek, Research

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + Vladek.

“Vocab, 1/10.”
    

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. “You’re _____(ing) I ate your goldfish?
  6. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  7. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  8. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  9. Which one is the allegory?  a) Mickey Mouse acting like a human.  b) You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  c) “The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.
  10. * Your lawyer is supposed to be your _____ in court and speak for you.

VOCAB RELAY!

Vladek to the end of Book II, Chapter I. Questions from tomorrow’s test:

  1. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to try to go to Hungary and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  2. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?
  3. What are the sketches at the top of page 171 all about?
  4. What is Artie’s final decision? (You had better get THIS one correct at least.)
  5. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  6. (quote) What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  7. An example from Book II of Vladek’s skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt.  a) True  b) False
  8. Why does Artie say it’s so hard to tell Vladek’s story in comic form?
  9. What does Artie mean when he says he had a “sibling rivalry with a snapshot”?
  10. Artie says that even Vladek’s friends don’t like him.  a) True  b) False
  11. What gave Vladek hope when he first got to Auschwitz?
  12. What got Vladek special treatment from the kapo?

 

Research.

  1. EasyBib your Works Cited doc:
    • Copy the first source url and open another new tab.
    • Go to EasyBib.com.
    • Paste your url into the form and create a citation. Copy it.
    • Replace the URL in your WC doc with the correctly formatted entry.
  2. Start ANOTHER Google doc. Title it ________ (your topic).
  3. Your first paragraph or two should show “your topic in action.” If your topic is diabetes, for example, you might show us what goes on inside the body of someone with diabetes and how the insulin goes to work. Or you might show a day in the life of a diabetic person, and all the things they have to be aware of and do. If your topic is volcanoes, you might show an eruption beginning and the effects as it happens. If you are doing a career, it might begin something like this:
    • “Officer Jim Dandy listened to the voice of his commander in his earphone as he approached the building slowly and carefully. He wore his body armor because the person inside the building was… He looked through the night-vision scope on his…
  4. The rest of your paper should be organized by your questions. Use each one as a “section” of your paper. When you’re finished, we’ll take out the questions, and be left with a well-organized paper.

 

 

TAKING NOTES (Again)! (Thanks to Scholastic.com for the help on this one.)

All, are, part of a, that includes, and

What do you think this sentence is about? What? You don’t know?

living things, food cycle, producers, consumers, decomposers

What do you think this sentence is about?

The first group is comprised of CONNECTOR WORDS. They connect ideas and INFORMATION WORDS like the ones in the second set.

All – living things  are – part of a – food cycle – that includes – producers – consumers –  and – decomposers.

Your notes should be all about the information words.

TIPS:

  • Look for font changes and titles and such. These probably signal something important.
  • Make sure you record your sources on your works cited doc and be sure to note which sources your notes are coming from.

Wednesday, 1/9: Vocab, Vladek, Research

“Vocab, 1/9.” Write the ANSWER to #10. * = SAW.
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  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  5. Years of work were needed for the CIA agent to _____ himself into the terrorist organization.
  6. After three warnings, Joel was _____(ed) to the “naughty chair.”
  7. The students in the MP are far from _____ when it comes to cleaning up after themselves at break and lunch.  
  8. The annoying kids taunted the dog over the fence until he was _____(ed) enough to jump it. 
  9. Mr. Coward does not ____ the use of phones in class.
  10. Which one is the allegory?  a) Using animals instead of people in Maus.  b) The early bird gets the worm.  c) “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.  f) All are allegories.  g) None are allegories.
  11. * _____ to my instructions on the test, he wrote the letter, not the answer, and so he received no credit.

 

“Vladek, 1/9.”

Find a QUOTE on p176 that answers this question:
Why does Artie say it’s so hard to tell Vladek’s story in comic form?

Read Aloud.

 

Research. You should…

  1. …have 2 documents going: Works Cited, Notes.
  2. …have at least 2 source urls on your Works Cited doc. We will format these tomorrow.
  3. …have 3-5 questions organizing your notes.
  4. …have at least 10 bullet point notes THAT HELP ANSWER those questions organized correctly.
  5. …READ and take  notes today.
  6. …be looking for your “graphical” elements.
  7. Not like this:

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