English for January 9, 2014

posted Jan 9, 2014, 4:38 AM by Jeff Maxim   [ updated Jan 9, 2014, 8:18 AM ]
There's two tasks today, check out this class list to see which task you should start on. Your groups are based on how you did on yesterday's main idea assignment.

TASK 1

Objective

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

    
Mini-lesson
Check out this example answer if you want a reminder about how to answer a main idea question. 

Today's assignment

You'll read a new article about Box Jellyfish. Here's a online version of that reading for you to see, too. 

Based on those two readings, you'll have a few questions. Click here to do the questions.


What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you answered all parts of the question?
  2. Did you write at least three sentences?

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TASK 2

Objective
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Assignment
You'll write a report about Box Jellyfish. 
  • Complete this report in a document in your Google Drive called 2014-1-9 - Box Jellyfish Report. Make sure to share the document with me.
  • Use ONLY these websites to help you find information.
  • Anyone who scores a 3 or higher average on this assignment will earn $500 LiveSchool, plus extra credit points on their ELA grade!

What you'll be graded on
It's very important that you look at this rubric so that you know what to include in your paper. This is what you'll be graded on. This is also a helpful link to learn more about the assignment.
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