7th grade: What's happening this week?

  • Week of 9/16

    Posted by Tyler Marshall on 9/16/2019

    Monday is our weekly challenge:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/charlie_todd_the_shared_experience_of_absurdity?language=en#t-79590

     

    Tuesday we will be creating posters

     

    Wednesday we will finish posters and practice our presentations

     

    Thursday and Friday are presentations, with some time to review and prepare for Monday's quiz.

     

    Next Monday the 23rd is our first quiz!

    Tuesday the 24th will be our next weekly challenge!

    Wed the 25th is the Coyote Fund Run!

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  • Week of 9/9

    Posted by Tyler Marshall on 9/9/2019

    Welcome to week 2!

    Monday we will be completing our weekly challenge in class, where we discuss a topic and practice pulling evidence from sources and analyzing them. Monday's weekly challenge and the note sheet are here:

    Critical Analysis Notesheet

    Video “Everyday Leadership”

    Transcript of "Everyday Leadership" video

     

    Tuesday Mrs Coreson our library will be teaching students some research skills for using World Book, Newsela, and our classroom textbooks for research on our GRAPES project. I will post notes here at the end of the day!

     

    Wednesday we will have a mini lesson on using cornel notes, we will use this format for our notes:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QEXnYQ_hgf8JZbPAqOz0geWBUwphfe1uwA4b6t475Ec/edit?usp=sharing

     

    After the mini lesson, students will spend the rest of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday doing research in their groups. They have created a calendar with their own research schedules, and I will be supporting them. Some great sites to check out if you are working on this at home are to go through the Rosemont Ridge Library Homepage, then click the yellow button for "Research Help" which takes you here: https://www.wlwv.k12.or.us/Page/15423

    We will use Newsela and World Book online but not OSLIS.

    Feel free to email me any questions!

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  • Welcome to Social Studies

    Posted by Tyler Marshall on 8/27/2019

    Excited for a great year in social studies!

     

    This week we are doing a lot of getting to know each other and our routines, and we will be completing a creative writing piece called "Where  I am From?" to build community in our classroom before we jump into our first unit.

    We have several weekly routines, a Weekly Challenge, which will happen for the first time on Wednesday the 4th.

    Students will be reading a piece of news or interpreting a TED Talk to practice their skills in gathering evidence.

    The first TED Talk is:

    “Everyday Leadership”

    Transcript of "Everyday Leadership" video

     

    Our first unit will be a World Tour, getting to know the countries we will be studying!

    Here is a description of the project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m-f-93hs4kGUIOYmlRFgBCBYxVSRDbDaxubFr8qxKzk/edit?usp=sharing

    We will begin our research on Friday the 6th. Students will have lots of support in their research from both teacher librarians and myself!

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