Opening of School Year 2014-2015

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  • Monday


Click here to watch the Cinderella Story

Planner: Cinderella Higher Level Questions pg 11 & Costa's Levels in Science pg 12
EQ: Explain how to write higher level questions using the Cinderella story?

Cinderella Higher-Level Questions
Directions: Complete the table below by writing Level 2 and 3 questions that correspond to each Level 1
question provided for the fairy tale “Cinderella.” The first set has been completed for you as an example.

Writing higher level questions is important in taking Cornell Notes and in creating your Tutorial Form for RTI. Also, writing higher level questions will help you create your science fair project. The inquiry process provides you with the opportunity to become independent thinkers who master your own learning through the practice of asking and responding to higher-level questions. The questioning process for each student should begin with Level 1 questions to create a foundation to prior knowledge, transition to Level 2 questions to make connections with the information gathered, and conclude with Level 3 questions to apply the new knowledge.

Pg 11

  • Tuesday


Copy this down on page 14 for your K-W-L Chart.

Earth’s Creation K-W-L
EQ: Explain how the Earth was created?

What do I know
Want to know

Reflection: The hardest thing to understand about how the Earth was created is _________________________________________

On page 13 Draw with 5 colors, label, and explain how the Earth was created.

  • Wednesday & Thursday


  • Academic language is the language used in instruction, textbooks and exams. Academic language differs in structure from language used in daily social interactions. Just because you are a great conversational speaker it doesn't mean you are just as good in using academic language. Academic language is the language needed by to understand and communicate in math, science, social studies, BPA and ELA class. Academic language includes such things as specialized vocabulary, conventional text structures within a field (e.g., essays, lab reports) and other language-related activities typical of classrooms.
    Our 24 Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift vocabulary words are essential to understand and learn the standard. Practicing these words daily and using it in your conversational language is important towards remembering the meaning and using it in your conversational language. Since science uses many academic vocabulary words it is safe to say that science is its own language. Learning to use these words regularly will enable you to talk with scientists and start thinking and becoming like one.
    AVID teaches right brain and left brain use or total brain learning. The visual pictures from the slides will connect your right brain to the concepts. The logical and analytic definition will connect to your left brain. I created the Powerpoint to enable your left and right brain to work together to remember and understand the definition of the vocabulary words. It is your job to use these words regularly in class and in your conversations. Once they become useful in your conversations you will use them regularly.
    Click here for the Vocabulary: Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift PPT. Use this PPT to help fill out your flash sheet. The flash sheet is used as flash cards. Fold the sheet in half and quiz yourself on the definition. Open the sheet to review and check your answers.

    Vocabulary: Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift PPT
    1. Asthenosphere
    2. Continental Crust
    3. Convection
    4. Convergent Boundary
    5. Crust
    6. Divergent Boundary
    7. Fault
    8. Inner Core
    9. Island Arcs
    10. Lithosphere
    11. Magma
    12. Mantle
    13. Mid-Ocean Ridge
    14. Oceanic Crust
    15. Pangaea
    16. Plate Tectonics
    17. Rift
    18. Ring of Fire
    19. Subduction
    20. Transform Boundary
    21. Trench
    22. Tsunami
    23. Outer Core
    24. Volcanoes

  • Friday: 


  • Planner: Compare & Contrast Fold It pg 15
    EQ: Compare & Contrast convergent, divergent, & transform boundaries?

    1. Front: Words & Draw, label & color a picture of each boundaries.
    2. Inside Flaps: Write the word and definition in your own words. (3-5 sentences)
    3. Inside Middle: Complete the bull's eye (Venn Diagram) Write similarities in the middle and differences on the outside.

    Procedures to Create Your Fold It

    1. Turn your paper landscape or side ways
    2. Fold the 2 outside edges into the middle
    3. Fold the bottom up to about 1/3 of the way
    4. Write Convergent, Divergent, & Transform Boundry and Draw, Label & 5 Colors (Each Boundaries)
    5. Inside Flap: Write the Word and definition in your own words
    Middle create a bull's eye (Venn Diagram) write the similarities in the middle and differences on the outside.

  • All work needs to be in the Interactive Notebook to receive stamps.