There are six paragraphs. Work in groups of three. Choose ONE paragraph and:
Find the title and author of the book.
Find the thesis statement. Make it yellow.
Find the writer’s thoughts
Then, you will be presenting the paragraph you chose to the rest of the class. Read it out loud, then point out the important parts. Finally, tell whether or not you think the writer did a good job. What could they have done better? Ask the class for feedback.
If you have time after the presentations, add your own introductory paragraph to the page, along with your name. We will be working on literary essays after lunch.
As you continue work on your country’s government, I’d like you to think about the checklist I’ll share with you today. Make a copy for yourself. This will be for when you are in front of the panel of 12th graders and teachers. It talks about your actual google presentation. Make sure it’s ZEN!
Make sure your group has a constitution that also follows the checklist guidelines. Link it on the “constitution” page.
Make sure you have at least three blog posts so far that document and reflect on the creation of your government. Explain who did what, what you decided, and WHY you made the decisions you did.
Have a productive work time! You have two laptops per table.
Today, I’d like you to FINISH your drafts of your three (or more) evidence paragraphs for your literary essay. If you think you’ve got a pretty good draft, you’ll be meeting with a peer reviewer. Ask and answer the following questions:
What is your thesis?
Does each paragraph have a clear topic sentence?
Do you have at least one piece of evidence from the book?
Do you explain the “so what?” What does this evidence show?
Is your paragraph only about one topic?
Do your paragraphs support your thesis?
Consider the suggestions the other student gives you, and go back and revise. You should use this whole time to write, revise, and edit.
You have already planned A LOT of your government. Today you will be actually filling in your constitution. This will then be linked to the Constitution page on your GooglePresentations. I shared with you the constitution template.
Make a copy
Begin work on the “Defense of the ____ Homeland” chapter, the “Rights and Obligations of Citizens” chapters, and whatever else you have time for.
You should have AT LEAST four articles per chapter. You may have more.
Use the Vietnamese Constitution to help you.
Good luck, and don’t forget your blog post about what you did today!
As you can see, Mr. Richert is your teacher today, not me. I’m sick, but I should be better soon. This morning for your morning work, you have a few different jobs. You don’t have to complete them in order, but you should complete all of them by the time you go to music at 8:55.
Give a compliment or kind suggestion on TWO PEOPLE’S Endangered Animal Campaign Project post. They should be from different groups. Tell what you appreciate or ways they could make it even better next time.
Finish the EACP reflection post if you haven’t yet.
Write a short reflection about what it was like playing Hidden Treasure with Mr. Sullivan as the dictator. Use this picture.
Finish your April Current Event.
Work on your flag or your country’s saying for your government project.
Play Rugs and Fences on the Every Day Math Online.
Today you will be working on forming your new country. What you should do is focus on the ORGANIZATION OF YOUR GOVERNMENT page of the presentation. Research what it means. Use the encyclopedias and the almanacs on the SSIS Wiki to help you.
Once you have an idea about how different governments are organized, research a country you’d like to model after. THEN, carefully plan out how you want your government to look like. If you need to add pages to your presentation, you can. We’ll learn more about how governments are organized tomorrow.
Here are some videos for your consideration. In America, the federal (country-wide) government is organized into three branches.
The executive branch with the president
The legislative branch with all the elected representatives
The judicial branch that contains the supreme court. (Do you see the word judge in the word judicial?)
Don’t worry! It’s a lot of information. Just use it to activate your brain!
This one is older, and makes me feel a little bad because we’ve been reading The One and Only Ivan. But it’s still good.