You are to complete a final personal blog post for the year. Then you are to choose one of your recent blog posts for formal assessment. To do this you will need to get a copy of the blog rubric (the full-page rubrics on the counter at the side of the room. Or, you can download one using the link under this post). Be sure to completely fill out the blog rubric including the name of the blog being assessed.
14.09.28 blog rubric notes
Students are to read to the end of part 4 of “Trash” by Andy Mulligan. Click the link below to read a PDF of this section of the book.
14.12.16 pages of Trash – end of part 4
Today we watched a great TED Talk with Mac Barnett about the wonder that is found within the space between the truth and lies of art. He tells about his craft as a children’s book writer and how he shares wonder through his art.
Watch the Ted talk by clicking on this link.
Students are to create a response based on the talk either by using one of the prompts provided below or by creating a new one of their own.
How is art both lies and truth?
How is wonder the space between truth and lies?
How does Mac Benett create wonder in the world around him?
What creates wonder for you?
Today we watched a rock video with a cinematic story called “Eye of the Storm”. Students are asked to reflect on the storyline of the video. Students may either choose one of the following writing prompts (listed below) or make one up of their own. Students are reminded that their writing responses need to follow the format shown below.
What is the back story to this video?
Who is the main character and what do they want?
What does this video make you think of?
Quickwrite assignment format:
Due: Wed., Dec. 17
We have been studying the beginning of Manitoba and the events surrounding this stage of Canadian development. We also watched a great episode of Canada: A People’s History. You can hit the link to watch it here.
Students are to complete the vocabulary activity that was handed out in class. It is due on Monday, Dec. 15.
14.12 vocabulary from ch. 2 responses
Today we watched a Ted Talk with David Kwong (writing of the New York Times crosswords who shared how we are “wired to solve” by explaining and demonstrating how we decode our world.
Students are assigned to write a response to this Ted Talk. They can choose one of the options below or create their own response question.
Options brainstormed in class:
- How are we “wired to solve”
- How did he do that trick and why did it work?
- How do we decode our world?
- How is your mind solving problems?
- Why do you think our minds work to solve problems?
Watch the Ted Talk below to see his interesting tricks.
Check our more Ted Talks that interest you (maybe you will find one to share with the class)