Thursday, March 30, 2017

3rd Quarter Reflections

We have reached the end of 3nd Quarter...can you believe it?! Now take a moment to reflect on what you have learned so far. Some questions* to consider:

- Of the books you have read this quarter, which was your favorite? Why?

- *In what area do you think you made your biggest improvements in English Language Arts? 
- *What is something you have accomplished this quarter that you are proud of?
- Where are you in your 40 Book Challenge? 
- *What has been the most challenging part of 3rd Quarter for you and what did/can you do to help overcome this?
- How have your blogs been progressing since August? 
- What strategies have benefited you? 
- What have you learned about the world? 
- How have your research skills improved?

Make sure to include a topic sentence and supporting details that fully support your main idea.

*Question must be addressed

Monday, March 27, 2017

Life is Beautiful

Based on the Holocaust literature and poetry we have read, what connections can be made between Life is Beautiful and our reading?  What events, individuals, ideas or situations are similar or different? (First two paragraphs) What is similar or different about the mood or tone of the pieces? Analyze how differences in points of view of characters create suspense or humor. (Third paragraph)

How is life shown as beautiful throughout the film. Pull out at least two examples from different parts of the film and explain your rationale. (Fourth paragraph)

*4 paragraphs minimum

Monday, March 13, 2017

Argumentative Articles AoW

Today you were educated by your peers as to different arguments that are currently relevant in the world we live in today.  Now take a moment to reflect upon your impressions of what you have learned from the array of articles in at least two well written paragraphs, using evidence from your graphic organizer.

What seems to be the most pressing argument from what you learned today? Does this topic/argument affect you personally?

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Focus Question: How do Elie's experiences during the Holocaust change him as a person?
Throughout your reading of Night, you have witnessed many significant changes that Wiesel experiences as a result of his time in the concentration camps. I encourage you to delve deeply into his character and focus on important aspects, such as: his personality, morality, beliefs or values.
Your goal is to identify at least two major changes, and 'prove' using textual evidence and interpretation, how Eliezer transforms by the end of his memoir. Please use TIQA as your tool for organization.
Blog minimum: 3 paragraphs
You must include your MLA citation and in-text citations as well.