I apologize for the delay in posting. I was having internet issues this weekend but should be back on schedule after this!
This week we are finalizing a few items for the quarter and preparing to move forward into a big project. Before moving into the said “big” project, we need to work on a few skills.
In class on Monday students will be working on the Google Classroom assignment about the Keys to Happiness. This assignment is designed to look at the argument being made, as well as, to practice for FSA reading.
On Tuesday, we will look at a practice Global Perspectives exam, which will also allow us to practice Line of Reasoning again, focusing on the strength and weaknesses of arguments. By midnight, all students will have received their expository essays back and new post will go up on how those essays can be re-written. The rewrites will be due on 10/10/17 in class.
Here are the samples we looked at in class:
Here is another set to study from:
On Wednesday, students will be tested on their understanding of Line of Reasoning. They will take an old Global Perspectives exam which will ask them to analyze two arguments and discuss their strength and weaknesses.
On Thursday, students will spend 1/2 the class grading their Palm Beach Performance Assessment to understand the FSA rubric better. Then, the 2nd 1/2 of the class will be used to introduce a public speaking mini project that students will work on through next Friday. Homework will be to complete the second to last current events assignment of the quarter.
On Friday, students will complete a class jigsaw reading to learn about speech giving and writing.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OTHER THAN THE FINAL CURRENT EVENTS ASSIGNMENTS, NO ADDITIONAL GRADES WILL BE ADDED TO THE GRADEBOOKS AFTER FRIDAY 10/6/17. THIS ALLOWS MISS KRZYZANOWSKI TO ENSURE THAT ALL GRADES ARE UPDATED AND CORRECT BEFORE SUBMITTING THEM TO HAVE REPORT CARDS PRINTED.
Extra Credit Opportunity
Students may earn 20 points of extra credit to apply towards either class this quarter by completing their September bell ringer packet and submitting it by October 6th in class. The answers should be completed in whole and should be descriptive. Students will either earn all or no points. There will be no in between for partially completed packets. Students much write how many points they want put into each gradebook. For example, if a students wants to place 5 points into the General Paper gradebook, and 15 points into their Global Perspectives gradebook, they need to write it out on the cover page clearly.