Friday, December 22, 2017

Homework Number 2-34 (12/22/2017)

Enjoy your vacation!  Please come to school rested and with all of your work.

Math
Please complete the vacation packet.

Science
Science
Your Chemical Change (Apple) lab is due when you return (01/02/2018).  Follow all the bullet points on the plan that I gave you.

You must have the following:
1. a cover (name, class, and title)
2. a published lab report (100 points)
3. a completed planning page (50 points)
4. a draft (optional)


Sample Lab Report Outline
Introduction Paragraph:
·      Identify the topic/science question
·      Give background with science vocabulary
·      Write your hypothesis (if, then, because) where the thesis should go; identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and rationale (reason you have for making your prediction)

In a separate list:
·      Independent Variable
·      Dependent Variable
·      Constants/Control Variables (at least three)
·      Control Group (if required)

Procedure
·      Write in numbered list form
·      Label the IV, DV, and constants
·      Explain how you will record data
·      Use numbers and measurements
·      Be as specific as possible
·      Include at least five steps
·      Explain how you will control (keep separate) all variables

Materials
·      Identify all materials you will use (at least five)
·      Explain how you will use each material

Graph or Chart
·      Record your data from the experiment on a graph or chart
·      Label your graph or chart
·      Identify the IV and the DV

Conclusion Paragraph
·      Restate your hypothesis and say whether it was correct or not
·      Identify a specific strength and a specific limitation
·      Explain how each specific strength or limitation had an influence on your experiment
·      Use numbers and details from your introduction, procedure, and graph/chart as evidence to support your writing
·      Summarize the way you kept your variables isolated (controlled) and how this led to reliable data for your experiment

·      Explain what you will do differently next time

ELA
Complete pages 35-42 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
Vacation HW
(POST this slide and next
TASK Question: “Should the delegates who wrote the Constitution have abolished
(made illegal) slavery?” Turn your answer to the TASK question into a complete essay.
 Use your eight-sentence paragraph as a plan.  (You may make a new plan if that helps.)
 
We are focusing on rationale.  For each piece of evidence, give a rationale that is at
least two sentences.  Your job is to clearly explain how your evidence supports your
claim/thesis.


Include the following parts when you hand in your assignment:
  1. A cover with your title, name, and class (Check your spelling.)
  2. A published piece (100 points)
  3. The paragraph (described below) that you completed for homework last week. (50 points)
  4. OPTIONAL: a draft (I recommend that you write a draft, but you will not lose points if you do not have one.)


Sentence 1: Write a topic sentence.  (Restate the question.)
Sentence 2: Give supporting evidence from page 166 of your textbook. (Cite it.)
Sentence 3: Give your rationale (reason why).
Sentence 4: Give supporting evidence from pages 8-20 of your workbook. (Cite it.)
Sentence 5: Give your rationale (reason why).
Sentence 6: Give your counterclaim.  (“Others might say…”)
Sentence 7: Explain why your claim is stronger than the counterclaim.
Sentence 8: Summary sentence.


Success Criteria
I can use some additional support.
I am getting it, but need to keep working on it.  
I have evidence that I can . . .
I can write an introduction about the topic that includes background information and a clear, specific thesis. (10 points)



I can write clear body paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting evidence, and a summarizing sentence.
(20 points)



I can use and cite accurate evidence that supports my claim and identify the evidence as primary or secondary. (20 points)



I can write clear, specific links that explain how my evidence supports the claim in my thesis. (20 points)



I can write a clear counterclaim in a separate paragraph and explain how my claim is stronger than the counterclaim.
(10 points)



I can demonstrate a clear plan of organization, and I have the required number of paragraphs, including a conclusion. (10 points)



I can spell the important content words for this essay and demonstrate that I am practicing the writing skills we learned in class.
(10 points)



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Homework Number 2-33 (12/20/2017)

Math
Complete the worksheet on expressions.
Study for your test on expressions tomorrow.
Bring in a snack for class on Friday.

Science
Your Chemical Change (Apple) lab is due when you return (01/02/2018).  Follow all the bullet points on the plan that I gave you.

You must have the following:
1. a cover (name, class, and title)
2. a published lab report (100 points)
3. a completed planning page (50 points)
4. a draft (optional)


Sample Lab Report Outline
Introduction Paragraph:
·      Identify the topic/science question
·      Give background with science vocabulary
·      Write your hypothesis (if, then, because) where the thesis should go; identify the independent variable, dependent variable, and rationale (reason you have for making your prediction)

In a separate list:
·      Independent Variable
·      Dependent Variable
·      Constants/Control Variables (at least three)
·      Control Group (if required)

Procedure
·      Write in numbered list form
·      Label the IV, DV, and constants
·      Explain how you will record data
·      Use numbers and measurements
·      Be as specific as possible
·      Include at least five steps
·      Explain how you will control (keep separate) all variables

Materials
·      Identify all materials you will use (at least five)
·      Explain how you will use each material

Graph or Chart
·      Record your data from the experiment on a graph or chart
·      Label your graph or chart
·      Identify the IV and the DV

Conclusion Paragraph
·      Restate your hypothesis and say whether it was correct or not
·      Identify a specific strength and a specific limitation
·      Explain how each specific strength or limitation had an influence on your experiment
·      Use numbers and details from your introduction, procedure, and graph/chart as evidence to support your writing
·      Summarize the way you kept your variables isolated (controlled) and how this led to reliable data for your experiment

·      Explain what you will do differently next time



ELA
Complete lesson 3 in the Ready Book (pages 19-26).  This work is due on Friday.

Social Studies
Vacation HW (Social Studies): (POST this slide and next
TASK Question: “Should the delegates who wrote the Constitution have abolished
(made illegal) slavery?”

Turn your answer to the TASK question into a complete five-paragraph essay.
 Use your eight-sentence paragraph as a plan.  (You may make a new plan if that helps.)

We are focusing on rationale.  For each piece of evidence, give a rationale that is at
least two sentences.  Your job is to clearly explain how your evidence supports your
claim/thesis.

Include the following parts when you hand in your assignment:
  1. A cover with your title, name, and class (Check your spelling.)
  2. A published piece (100 points)
  3. The paragraph (described below) that you completed for homework last week. (50 points)
  4. OPTIONAL: a draft (I recommend that you write a draft, but you will not lose points if you do not have one.)