December 13

Connecting to Other Student Blogs Around the World

Today we are going out and visiting other Edublogger classrooms around the world.  Click on the link below to find new classrooms of students that have been online just like you.  Be sure to leave comments on blogs that you have read to let them know they have been read.

Be sure to also share a link from your blog and/or our class blog home page to invite them to come interact with our own blogs.

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This is a grade 7 class on Vancouver Island in BC

http://huzzah.edublogs.org/

This is Mr. Hope’s Grade 7 class from Australia

http://chrishopesblog.edublogs.org/

This is a grade 8 class from New Zealand

http://rm5ois.edublogs.org/

This is a grade 7 class from Scotland

http://deanburnep.primaryblogger.co.uk/

This is in ELA class in the United States

http://edublogs.eanesisd.net/tkriese/

This is a mystery class blog (still researching where they are from)

http://blog.elanco.org/bcarl/

 

 

November 29

How to Write Your Works Cited/Bibliography

Today you will learn the online automatic way to generate a bibliography for your research paper.  Whenever submitting work of your own that uses the ideas of other people you MUST cite your sources to give credit to the original people who did the work first.  Also, by citing direct evidence and quotations of people in your research you are also borrowing from their credibility.  For example: if I said that there are estimated to be more than 200,000 galaxies, each with over 200,000 stars on average that sounds like a pretty big claim for a teacher from Arborg that doesn’t even own a telescope.  But if I quoted this fact from Dr. Stephen Hawking as stated in his book A Brief History of the Universe, then it would sound pretty believable.  I have borrowed his credibility to support my own research!

Here is a link to a great free bibliography website and a video on how to use it.

http://www.easybib.com/

here are some more cites that should work too.  Sometimes after the first bibliography the website asks you to turn off the ad blocker.  If this happens then just use another site for your next citation.

http://www.citationmachine.net/apa/cite-a-book

http://www.bibme.org/apa

http://www.citethisforme.com/citation-generator/mla

https://www.qub.ac.uk/cite2write/harvard3l.html

https://www.citefast.com/?s=MLA

 

October 30

Finding Symbols


We have been discussing how to find symbols in literature when reading our book The Giver. Students are asked to draw pictures of objects that come up in the book and follow the steps below to declare what they may be a symbol of.

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The video below explains the process well.

 

October 1

The Giver ch. 4-5 questions

You are to respond to the questions below within your duotang for The Giver.  Remember that these are critical thinking responses and should include detail that shows sufficient deep consideration of the content of the novel.  See the reubric below for a reference of the expectations.

April 25

The Little Prince – Responses for ch. 22-24

  1. What is the important lesson to learn from the railway switchman? He says, “They are asleep in there…Only the children are flattening their noses against the windowpanes.”
  2. When the merchant tells the Little Prince of all the time he would save he says he would walk leisurely to a spring of water. Is this what adults would answer.
  3. Explain the phrase, “What is most important is invisible.”
March 8

The Little Prince Responses so Far

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Monday – Mar. 4 – ch .1-2

  1. Describe his first two drawings. Why did he give up the idea of becoming a painter?
  2. Why are grown-ups tiresome to children? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Wednesday – Mar. 6 – ch. 3

  1. What did the little prince ask him to do? Why were his first three attempts unacceptable? Why was the fourth one fine?
  2. How did he learn things about the little prince? Why did he have to learn this way?

Friday – Mar. 8 – ch. 4

  1. Why didn’t the adults listen to the Turkish astronomer at first?  What does this tell you about adults?