Friday, May 30, 2014

DOL Friday

Copy and correct the following.

1. Honey is sweet, nutritious, and spoilage is never a problem it's an favorite food of bears badgers and humans like it, too!


2. A disease called ichthyosis turn human skin scaly as a fishs this disease is hereditary.


3. With 90,000 victims each year the state of N.Y. has the most high rate of cancer in the U.S.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DOL for Thursday, May 29th

Copy and Correct the following sentences for today's DOL.

3. Albert einstein discovered that the faster things move, the heavier it became.

4. The cucumber & the tomato isn't vegetables, there fruits.

5. A redwood tree wont never burn because its bark is so thick the tree protects it from fire this way.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Creation of the Universe & Zeus Letter

For students who need to complete the "Creation of the Universe" assignment.
Here are the notes we explored in class last week. See other posts on the blog to assist you, as well as notes from class.

Persuasive Zeus Letter: Be sure to hand in all elements of the writing process and post your good copy for other's to see on Kidblog.
(brainstorm, first draft, revised second draft, revision and editing checklist, and good copy.)


Please complete all 10 Greek Origins Word Webs for tomorrow (at the latest, this was due Tuesday).

Persuasive Revision Checklist

Monday, May 19, 2014

Read it or Leave it Book Review Assignment

Please check out the following assignment expectations for the READ IT OR LEAVE IT BOOK REVIEW ASSIGNMENT. Remember you were to complete an AR book for Tuesday and get ready to start your book review!
*** Remember your persuasive letter to Zeus draft is also due!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Farewell Memo Dates and Times


Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday fun times!

St Francis Track warm up

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Persuasive Speech Videos to Reflect on

How do the speakers in the following video persuade you?

What is their tone?

How do they adjust their pace (speed of delivery)? Volume?

How do they capture your attention?

Video - Angelina Jolie speaks on Global Action

Video - Student Gives a Persuasive Speech

What does she do to captivate and engage?


How will you apply what you've learned to your speech?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5 Slide presentation Rubric

Please add your changes to the rubric.

Presentation Rubric

Monday, May 5, 2014

Transitions to Persuade!

Remember to be an effective and convincing presenter, you need to load up with some persuasive phrases... Use this handout!! It's in your book!!


Track Schedule


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Persuasive Essay Organizer for your 5 Slide Presentation



Copy Paste the info below to assist you in writing your essay....
_____________________________ Essay

Introduction Paragraph

Hook Attention Grabber:

Introduction sentence (brief background):

Thesis statement: ________________________________________

Forecast: We believe that ______________________ because of _______________________(reason #1), _________________ (reason #2), and ______________ (reason #3).

The Body Paragraphs

1. Topic Sentence (Reason #1):

Supporting sentences, transitions to convince and build the arguement

Rebuttal? Acknowledge counterarguement.

2. Topic Sentence (Reason #2):

Supporting sentences, transitions to convince and build the arguement

Rebuttal? Acknowledge counterarguement.

3. Topic Sentence (Reason #3):

Supporting sentences, transitions to convince and build the arguement

Rebuttal? Acknowledge counterarguement.

Conclusion Paragraph - Wrap it up.

Review the 3 reasons you gave. Leave an impression. Make a personal statement to connect with your audience.