ELA (Pd.4) 2020-2021 Assignments

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PBL  -  This is an option for NX Work in Google Classroom

PBL - This is an option for NX Work

This is also posted in the stream. This is for the students who have NOT completed work for this semester.

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DEBATE - Valedictorian's Speech on Abortion in Google Classroom

DEBATE - Valedictorian's Speech on Abortion

Let's engage in uncomfortable conversations young scholars.


What are your thoughts on this most sensitive issue? Please respond in one paragraph (8-12 sentences).

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Herd Immunity - Two Articles in Google Classroom

Herd Immunity - Two Articles

Guiding Questions:
1. What are the key details from each paragraph?
2. What is the purpose of the details?
3. What is the central idea?


   You are required to write a response of 8-10 sentences to the question " What are your thoughts about trying to achieve herd immunity? Explain.

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Exit Ticket - May 21, 2021 - Is it Ok to Quit? in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket - May 21, 2021 - Is it Ok to Quit?

You are required to complete this Exit Ticket on the due date.


1. Write a response to this question  " Is it Ok to Quit?"  in at least ONE paragraph (8-10 sentences)
2. As you state your claim, remember to give evidence to support this claim
3. Explain your reason for the position that you have taken on this topic.

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EXIT TICKET - Banned Books in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - Banned Books

You are required to engage with the Nearpod activity.
Write a response (in complete sentences) for each prompt/question


1. Have you ever read a book that you never knew was banned?
2. What are the reasons associated with the banning of books?
3. Curate an outline for your book and explain how you would like it to be received by your audience.
4. Illustrate or explain why you think books will become obsolete or will always be available.

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"Curated Checklist for Final Project Tasks" - Due April 30th

You will work as a team to create the checklists for Tasks #2 #3 and #4
You will submit ONE  document with each team member's name on the document.
You are reminded to be professional about this assignment, in fact in all your undertaking.

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Vocabulary Workout -  April 19-23, 2021 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Workout - April 19-23, 2021

Please study these words and  terms and be prepared to speak  and utilize them in class. You are encouraged to create your own Google slides with at least 7 of the words/terms from the Vocabulary List.
Please submit your slides by Thursday so that Pupilpath can be updated.

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Current Events: The New York Times in Google Classroom

Current Events: The New York Times

To improve your vocabulary and have an informed opinion on current events we will engage in close reading of the New York Times.


Guidelines:
1. Browse and look at each title, picture, and sub-title
2. Select an article that piques your interest and read with a sense of purpose.
3. Consider the 5ws - Who, what, where, when, why, and How
4. Are you ready to share?

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Exit Ticket in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket

Please complete the Google Form

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Formative Assessment - March 23, 2021 in Google Classroom

Formative Assessment - March 23, 2021

Please read the directions carefully and then write your response.
The allotted time is 40 minutes.

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EXIT TICKET - March 11, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - March 11, 2021

Create a character playlist- Choose a character from the play; what five songs represent this character? Explain why?

-Or- Which five songs would this character have on repeat?
Please write in complete sentences.

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Edpuzzle - A Raisin in the Sun Setting in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - A Raisin in the Sun Setting

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Screening of

Screening of " A Raisin in the Sun"

After Watch the first 20 minute of the film answer the following:

What characters are present in this part of the film ?

What elements / scenes of the film do you find most impactful to the plot ? ( the portion we watched)

Which character do you connect to or relate to the most ?

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Pre-Assessment - On Demand Writing in Google Classroom

Pre-Assessment - On Demand Writing

Your Task: Write TWO paragraphs in response to either prompt 1 or 2

Prompt 1: Who is the most influential woman you know? How would you characterize her ?( provide examples) How does she inspire you?
OR
Prompt 2: Susan B. Anthony was an activist who fought for women’s rights, including the right to vote. Do you think her work was essential to women’s freedom today? Provide evidence to support your claim.

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Exit Ticket- My Grade for Marking Period 1 - Term 1 in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket- My Grade for Marking Period 1 - Term 1

If I have completed the following then I should earn a passing grade for marking period one:-

1. Adhere to the MAST Virtual MUST-Haves
2. Completed my Cover Letter and Resume
3. Completed at least ONE Exit ticket
4. Engage in a meaningful way in the Breakout room
5. Support/encourage a classmate/ concept or meaningful activity in the class

You must justify this grade by writing four to six sentences.

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EXIT TICKET - WHAT IS A COVER A LETTER? in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - WHAT IS A COVER A LETTER?

SO, YOU MAY LIKELY HAVE TO WRITE A COVER LETTER VERY SOON.
WHAT IS A COVER LETTER?
IN ONE PARAGRAPH OF ABOUT 8-10 SENTENCES EXPLAIN WHAT IS A COVER LETTER.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE ITS PURPOSE AND MAJOR FEATURES.

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POETRY in Google Classroom

POETRY

" Dreams Deferred" is written by Langston Hughes. You are encouraged to read this poem with a sense of purpose. Utilize the guiding questions to support your comprehension and appreciation of the message in the poem? What is the message in this poem?

Question: How does this poem connect to the theme of Black History Month 2021? " The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.
Write your response ( with the proper and appropriate heading) in at least two paragraphs

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On-Demand Writing/Virtual Flash Debate Protocols in Google Classroom

On-Demand Writing/Virtual Flash Debate Protocols

1. Voting age should be raised to 21.
OR
2. Seniors should take a Gap Year
Please see the checklist for the On-Demand writing

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Current Events - January 12 -15, 2021 in Google Classroom

Current Events - January 12 -15, 2021

You will work in Breakout Rooms and engage in 25 minutes of close reading and analysis of the informational text on current events.
Please utilize the Guiding questions to support your comprehension of the text.

Be prepared to engage in meaningful discussions as well as ask pertinent questions.

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Vocabulary Workout -Jan. 08. 2021 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Workout -Jan. 08. 2021

Please follow the directions.

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EXIT TICKET - JANUARY 6, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - JANUARY 6, 2021

"THE URGENCY OF NOW"
EXPLAIN IN YOUR OWN WORDS WHAT THIS QUOTE MEANS AS IT PERTAINS TO YOU BEING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND MEMBERS/PARTICIPANTS IN A COMMUNITY.

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EXIT TICKET- JANUARY 5, 2021 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET- JANUARY 5, 2021

WHY IS IT CRUCIAL TO THINK ABOUT YOUR THINKING? HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOURSELF AS AN INDEPENDENT THINKER?
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE RESPONSES TO THESE QUESTIONS

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THE ARGUMENT ESSAY-PROMPT,RUBRIC,RESOURCES AND TEMPLATE in Google Classroom

THE ARGUMENT ESSAY-PROMPT,RUBRIC,RESOURCES AND TEMPLATE

THIS ASSIGNMENT BECOMES DUE IN JANUARY. IT IS CRUCIAL FOR YOU TO GATHER ALL THE INFORMATION THAT ARE NEEDED AND BE CRYSTAL CLEAR ON YOUR CLAIM AND POSITION.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.

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CURRENT EVENT - MARKING PERIOD 3 in Google Classroom

CURRENT EVENT - MARKING PERIOD 3

AS YOU ARE NOW ENGAGED IN ARGUMENT WRITING YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO CLOSE READING AND KEEP ABREAST OF CURRENT AFFAIRS.
THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT THE ROLL OUT OF THE COVID 19 VACCINE
WRITE A RESPONSE TO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT IS INCLUDED ON THE PAGE

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EXIT TICKET - DECEMBER 15 in Google Classroom

EXIT TICKET - DECEMBER 15

EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS THAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT MALALA SO THAT SHE CAN BE CONSIDERED A NEWS ICON.
ONE PARAGRAPH

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EXIT TICKET- DEC.10 -

EXIT TICKET- DEC.10 - " UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS"

'MASKS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING, TESTS AND VACCINES'
1. WRITE ONE PARAGRAPH IN WHICH YOU EXPLAIN WHAT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE BUT YOU MUST HAVE CONVERSATION (NOT CHIT CHAT/SMALL TALK) ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

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ON DEMAND WRITING in Google Classroom

ON DEMAND WRITING

IS MALALA A NEWS ICON?
-WHAT IS NOTEWORTHY ABOUT HER MEMOIR?
- WHAT CONNECTION CAN YOU MAKE TO MALALA? TEXT TO SELF , TEXT TO TEXT OR TEXT TO WORLD?

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Peer Feedback for Malala Presentations  in Google Classroom

Peer Feedback for Malala Presentations

Please complete and turn in

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I am Malala Group Project in Google Classroom

I am Malala Group Project

Please put your presentations based on your section here. One person from you group should attach the project. Also make sure you include the names of the people who worked on the project.

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READING TEAMS AND MENU OF ACTIVITIES in Google Classroom

READING TEAMS AND MENU OF ACTIVITIES

Period 4 - TEAMS

Part Two: The Valley of Death
Maya, Hasnat, Mohamed D. , Alex and Brianna
Part Three: Three, Girls,Three Bullets
Jackie, Lenora, Nathalia and Loren, Stalin
Part Four: Between Life and Death
Keleen, Mohamed A., Amelia and Obryce and Kenneth
Part Five: A Second Life
Nadhheerah, Rashana, Zaire and Khalil

Menu of Activities includes:-
- CREATE A COMMERCIAL THAT WILL PROMOTE THE PART/SECTION THAT YOUR TEAM IS ASSIGNED.
-Formulating questions based on the assigned chapter/Part
- Creating a task to include the entire class/or team for engagement/ presentation;
- Rewriting a portion of the chapter( flipping the script) to convey a specific message;
-Google slides presentation of the highlights in the assigned chapter.
-Frayer Model for vocabulary in context
-Nearpod presentation on scenes/graphics from the assigned reading “A picture is worth a thousand words”

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The Central Idea Essay ( Text analysis essay) in Google Classroom

The Central Idea Essay ( Text analysis essay)

“ Malala gives a lucid account of her experience of growing older and aware. How does her description develop into a central idea? “
You will identify a central idea ( hopefully from your NoteCatcher) and a writing strategy that Malala uses to flesh out this central idea.

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" I am Malala" - Chapter 5 Quiz

Please complete the quiz below

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Identifying KEY details in Google Classroom

Identifying KEY details

Please complete the student paced Nearpod before class on Friday , November 6.

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DO NOW  - 11/05/2020 in Google Classroom

DO NOW - 11/05/2020

You are encouraged to read directions carefully.

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Breakout Rooms - Questions for Discussion and Exit Ticket in Google Classroom

Breakout Rooms - Questions for Discussion and Exit Ticket

Questions and prompts to which students should have a response as they read:

1.Identify some key details of Malala’s family and culture. What is the purpose of the details?
Malala’s family can be characterized as….
These details about Malala’s family help the reader understand….
2.In what way/s is Malala’s childhood different from yours? Use the text to identify the details.
3. How do the details enrich Malala’s memoir?
4.What central idea do you identify in chapter 4? How do key details come together to create this central idea?

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Malala's Cultural Upbringing in Google Classroom

Malala's Cultural Upbringing

Hi everyone! Please copy the code and do your best! Have fun and represent!

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Chapter One Independent Reading and Response  in Google Classroom

Chapter One Independent Reading and Response

1. Review the " Chapter 1 Vocabulary Reference"
2. Read and complete the document "Chapter 1 - pp. 15-20 Response & Exit"

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It's never done ... in Google Classroom

It's never done ...

After submitting your Personal Statement please understand that you are not done, the challenge continues.
Do the following:
1. Write and submit a recommendation for the English course for Term 1. Give valid reasons and explanations.
2.Create no more than 4 Google slides that give directions for drafting to the publishing of a Personal Statement.

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Common App- Personal Statement  in Google Classroom

Common App- Personal Statement


1. Choose a topic for you Personal Statement for the Common App document
2. Look at the Rubric too see how will be assessed

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Identity and Community in Google Classroom

Identity and Community

Based on your experience in your recent town hall meetings and this weeks lessons on the theme of Identity and community it is hoped that you will be empowered to complete your first major writing assignment. You are encouraged to continue to think about your WHY (purpose) and how you will maintain your purpose for the school year. Write three paragraphs in which you explain your WHY (purpose) and how this will be maintained.
Please write in the document that is provided.

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Breakout Room Activities ( After viewing Ceasar Chavez video via Nearpod) in Google Classroom

Breakout Room Activities ( After viewing Ceasar Chavez video via Nearpod)

1. Brainstorm and produce ( write) a working definition for the word community.
2. Discuss and be able to explain how identity and community are closely related.
3. Based on the creation and experience of your visual mind map; work together and create a collage that will represent or symbolize community.