4/23/18 - 4/27/18

posted Apr 23, 2018, 2:53 PM by maison.oneill@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 2:53 PM by Laura Karstens ]
*Our scheduled time for the book fair is Thursday from 8:10-8:35.  Students may make a list of books they are interested in and shop during their lunch period.
In conjunction with our content reports we have been studying nonfiction texts. We will continue to examine multiple different nonfiction text features, and the purposes that they serve in the text. 

We will continue working on our content reports on the solar system this week. Last Tuesday every student picked a planet that they will be researching. Students are using the resources (book and article) they should have brought in by today.  Each student has received a file folder with questions and envelopes where they will keep the information for the report.  Time will be given in class to collect data and write the report.  At this time students are working on gathering information and writing notes on their planet.  This report will have seven paragraphs including the introduction and closing.  I will set benchmarks for the students to help them complete this assignment in a timely manner.  Those who need more time than allotted in class may take their folder home and bring it back the next day.

Content Reports: Students chose planets that they will be working on. They will need two or more resources on their planet. These resources could be books, magazines, encyclopedia, newspaper, online-please copy these so students can bring them to school. Please Include for their Bibliography for the online resource:  

Author (if applicable)

Web Address

Title of Article or Document

Date of Material (if applicable)

Title of Database

Computer Network/Service

Date of Access

Information the students will need is appearance, surface features, atmosphere, orbit, who discovered the planet, meaning of name, symbol, any interesting facts-which could include stories, myths/jokes, unique features, anything that does not fit in the other categories, etc..

Please have these resources to school by Monday, April 23rd!

Bring in resources for content report.