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Monday: 

Planner: Plate Tectonics Test & Unit Reflections pg 26
INB Grade Check 3
EQ: Evaluate this unit and test & make predictions to the next unit test.

Task: Use your corrected test to analyze data and answer the questions. Reflect on what score you earned and explain why. Explain the hardest part of the test and why. Reflect on the part you liked the most of the test and why. Explain what you will do differently to prepare for the next test and why.
The second part of this reflection use your interactive notebook to find the assignment that help you understand this unit the most and why. Reflect on what assignment you enjoyed the most and least in this unit and why. Explain what was the most confusing thing to understand in this unit and why. Lastly, reflect and write which assignments helped you understand the AVID strategies the most in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading.

Plate Tectonics Test & Unit Reflection

I earned a _______ out of _________ on the test because ____________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The hardest part of the test was _________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________because_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The part I liked the most on this test was __________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________ because________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Something I will do differently to prepare for the next test is __________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________because _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The assignment that helped me understand this unit the most was _____________________________ because________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The assignment that I enjoyed the most was _______________________________________________ because________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The assignment that I enjoyed the least was _______________________________________________ because________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The most confusing thing about this unit is _________________________________________________ because________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
The assignment that helped me learn Writing the most was ___________________________________ The assignment that helped me learn Inquiry the most was ___________________________________
The assignment that helped me learn Collaboration the most was ______________________________
The assignment that helped me learn Organization the most was ______________________________
The assignment that helped me learn Reading the most was __________________________________


Tuesday: 


 

Planner: Rock Cycle Word Sort pg 28
EQ: Create the Rock Cycle Process using the vocabulary words.

1. ___________ is created when __________ & _____________ is changed by __________ & ___________.
2. _____________ is created when _____________ & ____________ is changed by ___________ & _________________.
3. _________________ is created when _________________ & ______________ is changed by ________________ & ________________.



Wednesday & Thursday

Planner: Rock Cycle Article MT pg 30

EQ: Compare and contrast Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic rocks.


Rubric:

1. Circle Key Words & Underline/Highlight Main Ideas

2. Create a level 2 test question for every paragraph

3. Create a summary by answering the EQ in 3-5 sentences.


Marking the Text is an important reading strategy because it encourages higher level reading comprehension that will enable us to understand the text, learn important concepts, make connections to the real world, adds background knowledge, and create new information. Every time you get a science article mark the text to help organize the information. Click here to read the online article.

1. Pre-Reading

- Scan the article by looking at the headings and captions. Make predictions about what the article is about and create questions that you could answer.

2. Write the Essential Question on the Top:

- Create essential question from the title or the first paragraph. Identify the articles main idea from the author. What is the purpose of the author writing the article? What does he want you to know?

3. Number the paragraphs on the left margin

- Before your read, take a moment to understand how the information is organized

- Chronological (By Time)

- Place (By Geography)

- Main Idea (Sub Titles)

4. Circle Key Words "Academic Vocabulary"

- Word Wall, Flash Sheets (Academic Vocabulary)

- Key Concepts

- Words you don't know but sound important (Academic Vocabulary)

- Example Rock Characteristics

5. Underline Main Ideas

- definitions

- data

- examples

- explanations

- hypothesis

- methods

6. Create a Level 2 question on the right side. This is important because it will help make connections to what you are learning and practice creating test questions my utilizing your inquiry skills.


7. Complete a summary. Answer the EQ in 3-5 sentences that utilizes main ideas and key words you circled and underlined. Summarize those main ideas in your own words and predict what main ideas would be on the unit test.








Friday: 


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