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Throughout the semester, students from Mr. Rossi’s 9th Grade Literature class will be
charged with examining various pieces of informational media in order to stay updated with world news, formulate opinions based on real events, and begin examining for bias.
Today’s Prompt: Which person or group’s perspective was most fully developed in this article? Use details from the article to explain this person or group’s perspective on the situation.
Once a week, students will receive a grade for responding to a written prompt in the journal section of their interactive notebook. Students will receive a 5 point grade for writing for a full 10 minute period. Students may also be asked to share their reponses with fellow students and the rest of the class.
For each of the short films on the next page, please chart its plot and theme on your handout. We will discuss each before we move on.
The information below is a brief introduction to using the Chromebooks here in class. Please copy these notes down in your notebook or notes.
The information contained below will be integral to our understanding of journalistic writing during this unit. Please write these notes in your class notebook using summary notes. Continue reading
The project below is designed to reflect on the impact of your personality test and make sure you are accustomed to using and posting on your blog. It is important that you can navigate either the app or desktop version of WordPress because you will using it often.
Project Total – 20 writing points:
- Please title the post with the four – letter abbreviation of your personality type – ex. ENFJ (2 points).
- In a complete paragraph, please choose an animal and explain how that animal symbolically represents your personality. How does this animal embody one of your strengths? How does it embody your weaknesses (5 points – 1 per sentence)?
- Choose an image of your animal from a search engine and insert it into your post (3 points).
- In a complete paragraph, please answer the following question: Based on the results of your Meyers-Briggs and Multiple Intelligence surveys, if you could design a classroom to fit only your personality, what would it look like? If you had ultimate freedom to create your own learning environment, what would you include to fit your needs (10 points – 1 per sentence)?
Each semester, Coach Rossi has his students set goals regarding their academic performance for his class. Around mid-semester, his class digs up their capsules and uses them to refresh their memories about what they wanted to achieve at the beginning. Please write a brief letter that considers the following questions:
- What academic mistakes would you like to avoid this semester?
- Are their any social goals you would like to meet this year?
- What successes from last year would you like to build upon this year?
- How do you see yourself contributing to the Pebblebrook community this year?
When you have finished, see Coach so you can seal your capsule.
Refer to this blog post to keep track of journal entries for the unit. Journal Entries will be collected and graded throughout the unit. These journal entries will also build the premise of longer, sustained writings later in the unit. Students will receive up to 5 points per entry for participation in the 10 minute writing session.