Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Day 136!

Happy Tuesday!

We'll start today by finishing up with our group posters. Then we will take some time to present to the other group. As you are watching the presentation, be sure that you take notes over the important aspects of the presentation (trust me there are important aspects).

After that, we will do our VOCABULARY for the week! (Yee haw!)

Remember, for each word you need:

  • Word
  • Part of speech
  • Definition (IN YOUR OWN WORDS)
  • Visual representation
  • Example Sentence
  • Fun way to remember it
Here are our words for the week: 
  • aghast
  • chagrin
  • daunt
  • efficacious
  • reproof
  • respite
With the remaining time, we are going to start learning about knights! (No, not like Mrs. Knight).

Your Task: Research the activities of real knights of the medieval period. (Be sure to record your sources.)
  • How were knights appointed?  
  • Who/ What were they expected to defend?  
  • What, if anything, did they have to do to prove their bravery and strength?  
  • What were some values or virtues desired in knights?
  • What parallels can you draw between the job description of a knight and that of a modern profession that requires similar attributes?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Day 135!

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable break, and that you are STOKED to see me! (Just pretend that you are even if you aren't...don't hurt my feelings)

Today we get to start our Arthurian Legend unit! We'll start with some background information today. You will be broken down into two groups. Each group will read one of two sections from the book. Together as a group, you will identify the important parts of your reading. Then, you will work together to figure out a way to visually represent the information on a poster. Once each group has finished their poster, we will take turns presenting the information. Be sure that you are hitting all of the important parts, so that your peers can be taking notes!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 127!

Happy Wednesday!

Today is your first project work day for your Hamlet Projects! You can access the project options HERE. I also shared this document with you. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR FINAL PROJECTS ON THAT SAME DOCUMENT--DO NOT MAKE A COPY OF IT, PLEASE! I have it set up so that you each got a separate copy of the document.

If you would like to see the rubric, click on the word RUBRIC!

Remember, these projects will be due at the end of the period on FRIDAY!