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Period 1B 12th Honors ELA---Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Inquiring into the Future of Work with a Reading Frenzy

Essential Questions:
• What trends and technology are shaping the future of work?

• How might the future of work impact the decisions we make today? 439 more words

1st Semester Fall 2017

Igniting Inquiry with Writer's Notebooks, Conversations, Reading Stations, and See-Think-Wonder

This week (Tuesday and Wednesday) we have kicked off our first unit of study (early American literature) and the overarching question for our course, “What is an American?”  We will take an inquiry stance on this big question and think about the range of possibilities through the lenses of texts we read from the canon of American literature in different time periods, young adult or nonfiction reads that will be part of our choice reading/reader’s workshop that we’ll begin after Labor Day, and informational texts that students will be assigned and self-select for mini units of inquiry on issues and current events related to American culture and life.   809 more words


Common Core Exemplars - Informational Text

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macualay


Macaulay, D. (1973). Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. 685 more words

Informational Text

Unite or Die

Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation is a very creative book that discusses what happens after the 13 colonies gain independence. The book is in the setting of a school performance where students are dressed as the states and some other students play important people in the creation such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. 340 more words

Social Studies

True Stories of the Revolutionary War

True Stories of the Revolutionary War by Elizabeth Raum and illustrations by Pat Kinsella is an informational text, but it is different than the textbook type informational text because it is not just giving the reader facts. 414 more words

Social Studies

Do they really get what the main idea means?

Can your students explain what their main idea statement means? Is a superficial understanding or misunderstanding of the main idea impacting their ability to identify or explain supporting details? 400 more words

Juvenile Justice

The Supreme Court is in the news today, as Judge Neil Gorsuch was officially announced last night as the president’s nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat. 237 more words

High School English