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Monday, September 10, 2012

Day with the Counselors

Mr. Bayles came in to talk about the website UtahFutures.org
If you missed, there was some great information you should get a hold of through the counseling office.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lyric Inferences

Homework: Print lyrics to make inferences about in class next time.

Journal: What is the importance of lyrics? Do you care about them or listen to them? Do they have an influence on you?

In class we made inferences (analyzing and interpreting the meaning) of lyrics in songs. You can access the pages we used here.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Reading Practice

Homework: Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Journal: "How do you know if you understand what somebody says and/or how do you know that they understand what you say?"

Student read the following articles in groups
Entirely Real Photos
What Americans Actually Do
What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

and completed this packet in the process to go through the same types of questions and thinking that good readers go through when they read.

If you missed class print out the packet and complete the questions on your own.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Republic of Cockroaches

1. Make sure that your parents double check the AUP form under forms on their parent access in Skyward.
2. Start thinking about what you are going to be reading outside of class.
3. Read this article (on back of the white paper), answer the questions below on a separate piece of paper or in the margin.
  1. Who or what is the passage about?
  2. What happened?
  3. When?
  4. Where?
  5. How?
  6. Why?
  7. Give a 2-3 sentence summary that includes only the most important information that explains the author's point.

In class we looked at reading comprehension and reading skills.
We are read this article and answered the following questions in groups
  1. Who or what is the passage about?
  2. What happened?
  3. When?
  4. Where?
  5. How?
  6. Why?

Then group drew the best possible summary (making use of the most important information).

If you were absent, you will need to complete this project and meet with me to discuss it on your own.