Students using textual evidence to support the argument of using or prohibiting the usage of iPads for student learning in schools.
30.04.17 1. This term's comprehension test is taking place on Sunday, May 7th. Continue to read and take accompanying quiz on Newsela daily for preparation.
03.04.17 1. Congratulations to all of Year 7 for working diligently on their persuasive essays. They wrote multiple drafts before their final. Be proud of your hard work!
10.01.17 1. The educational trip to watch the renowned play, Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare at Souq Waqif will take place tomorrow. We will be leaving school at 8:15 a.m. and coming back by 11:30 a.m. Thus, you will have your 1st, 6th, and 7th lessons. Be sure to bring your materials for those classes. Get excited for the trip!
09.01.17 1. The educational trip to watch the renowned play, Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare at Souq Waqif will take place this upcoming Monday, March 13.
05.01.17 1. The second test of this term will take place on Sunday, March 12.
01.01.17 1. All field trip slips and money has now been collected for our educational trip to watch the renowned play, Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare on March 13th. This is an honor and we will learn a lot from this opportunity!
12.02.17 1. Reading comprehension test on February 13.
30.04.17 1. The two songs at this point should be completely annotated. Be sure to read on Newsela as preparation for your comprehension.
05.03.17 1. Make sure the first two pages of the Shakespeare questionnaire are complete, if you didn't finish them in class.
04.03.17 1. Research and write down at least 10 facts on William Shakespeare.
19.03.17 1. Complete re-writing the last two paragraphs of your essay for your final version (assuming you completed the re-write of the third paragraph in class). Be sure to go through the checklist to ensure that you are not missing any of the requirements.
16.03.17 1. Complete re-writing the first two paragraphs of your essay for your final version. Be sure to go through the checklist to ensure that you are not missing any of the requirements.
09.03.17 1. Reading test this Sunday. Make sure you are completing your daily reading and taking quizzes on Newsela. We will be resuming the Writer's workshop next Monday. You should have the first two paragraphs of your essay edited and completed.
07.03.17 1. Complete the persuasion map. If you didn't finish your first paragraph/introduction in class, finish it and be ready for me to grade it tomorrow. Make sure you are reading on Newsela for your daily reading and in preparation for this Sunday's test.
06.03.17 1. Complete the introduction of your essay, if you didn't complete it in class. Be sure to add a catchy first sentence and provide background information on iPads in class as we discussed in class.
01.03.17 1. Research "advantages and disadvantages of iPads usage in school." Write down at least 10 notes from your notes so that you are prepared for the intensive persuasive essay writing next week. As always, be sure to read for at least 30 minutes. Today's suggested NEWSELA article is: https://newsela.com/articles/eagles-drones/id/27227/
27.02.17 1. Finish reading, annotating, and answering the comprehension questions of the article on Hispanic Muslims. Be sure to write down the paragraph and line numbers for where your evidence is coming from for each question.
22.02.17 a. Read, annotate and take a quiz on newsela.com. b. Bring back permission slip for the Twelfth Night field trip at Souq Waqif!
21.02.17 1. Be prepared for the iPad debate; research the pros and cons of using iPads in school.
13.02.17 1. Be prepared to present your science fiction short story.
17.01.17 1. Study for grammar quiz; refer to class review today: commas_grammar_practice.docx 2. Complete genre chart; be prepared for in class activity. 3. Daily reading on newsela.com -- read, annotate, and take a quiz.
Ms. Waliha: 1. On Tuesday, January 24, we will have a grammar quiz on commas, wrapping up all of our commas practice for the month. 2. Our first test of the term will be on Sunday, February 12th. It will be a reading comprehension test, so if you are completing your required in and outside reading, you will succeed.
Homework for Sunday, 15th /01/2017 Research and make a list of 5 horror books teens and 5 horror movies. Just write the title for each.