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Lanuage Arts ELD C (Period 2) Assignments

Instructor
Rebecca Kieft
Term
2019-2020 Trimester 3
Department
Lang Arts

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Antonyms

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Oral Language!
 
 
 

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Take the Multiple Intelligences Assessment, write down your top three results!  (For example, Body/Movement was 4.71, Social 4.29, Language 3.57)
 
 
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Beat the Boredom Oral Language

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Regular and Irregular Verbs

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Writing a claim paragraph Edpuzzle
 
 

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FlipGrid!  Oral Language!
 
 
 
 
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Today, read the poem you chose (from the attached poems yesterday but I attached them again today) and mark it up!  Analyze that poem!  
I ATTACHED IN Pages and in WORD, WORD is titled "POEMS"

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1. Open and/or print "Blue Roses" (attached) and choose another poem (just one) attached.  I ATTACHED IN Pages and in WORD, WORD is titled "POEMS"
 
2. Watch the edpuzzle YOU DO NOT NEED TO WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO, JUST THE "Blue Roses" part and if you want help with the poem you chose you can continue watching.  
 
 

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Watch (and answer questions in) the DEFINITELY Edpuzzle!
 
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Complete your News Article Summary on the Microsoft Form (started yesterday)
 
 
 
Kahoot!  For the Kahoot, please use your first name and last initial!
 
 
OR challenge code 0648361

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Choose an article (either one of the ones attached or one of your own choosing). 
Watch the Edpuzzle video.  
 
 
Create a summary hand.  
Tomorrow you will be filling out a Microsoft Form for your summary.  Link in tomorrow's Edlio assignment.  IF YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLES (I USED PAGES, NOT WORD) THEN CHOOSE AN ARTICLE OF YOUR OWN!  NEWSELA, TIME FOR KIDS and SCHOLASTIC NEWS ARE GOOD PLACES TO LOOK!

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1. Read below and take Cornell Notes on Apology (there will be questions in Edpuzzle)

2. Complete the Edpuzzle

 
 

Apology

Almost like magic, apology has the power to repair harm, mend relationships, soothe wounds and heal broken hearts.

Apology is not just a social nicety. It is an important ritual, a way of showing respect and empathy for the wronged person. It is also a way of acknowledging an act that, if otherwise left unnoticed, might compromise the relationship. Apology has the ability to disarm others of their anger and to prevent further misunderstandings. While an apology cannot undo harmful past actions, if done sincerely and effectively, it can undo the negative effects of those actions.

Apology is crucial to our mental and even physical health. Research shows that receiving an apology has a noticeable, positive physical effect on the body. An apology actually affects the bodily functions of the person receiving it—blood pressure decreases, heart rate slows and breathing becomes steadier.

Emotional Benefits of Apology

  • A person who has been harmed feels emotional healing when he is acknowledged by the wrongdoer.
  • When we receive an apology, we no longer perceive the wrongdoer as a personal threat.
  • Apology helps us to move past our anger and prevents us from being stuck in the past.
  • Apology opens the door to forgiveness by allowing us to have empathy for the wrongdoer.
  • Apologizing helps us remain emotionally connected to our friends and loved ones. Knowing we have wronged someone may cause us to distance ourselves from the person, but once we have apologized we feel freer to be vulnerable and intimate.
  • And there is another little-talked-about benefit: Since apologizing usually causes us to feel humiliated, it can also act as a deterrent, reminding us to not repeat the act

How to Give a Meaningful Apology

If you have difficulties apologizing, the following will teach you the most effective way to go about it. A meaningful apology communicates the three R's: regret, responsibility and remedy.

Regret: statement of regret for having caused the hurt or damage

While your intention may not have been to cause harm, you recognize that your action or inaction nevertheless did hurt this person. This regret needs to be communicated. This includes an expression of empathy with an acknowledgement of the injustice you caused.

 

Responsibility: an acceptance of responsibility for your actions

This means not blaming anyone else and not making excuses for what you did. For an apology to be effective it must be clear that you are accepting total responsibility for your action or inaction. Therefore, your apology needs to include a statement of responsibility.

 

Remedy: a statement of willingness to remedy the situation

While you can't undo the past, you can repair the harm you caused. Therefore, a meaningful apology needs to include a statement in which you offer restitution, or a promise to take action so that you will not repeat the behavior.

Unless all three of these elements are present, the other person will sense that something is missing in your apology and he or she may feel shortchanged.

 

With permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, from The Power of Apology, by Beverly Engel.

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1. Watch the There, They're and Their edpuzzle!
 
 
2. There, They're and Their Kahoot!
 
 
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1. Kahoot!
For the Kahoot, please write your first name and last initial (unless you are a Ben)!
 
 
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2. Write your news article and share to kieft@pvpusd.net 
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Contine working on your News Article.  Email or pop in on Zoom with any questions.  When you finish your draft, READ IT TO YOURSELF OUTLOUD!  We are more likely to hear mistakes than see them!  Work on the final, typed.  Full heading in the upper right hand corner.  And yes, a byline still, too.  Read your final draft OUT LOUD before you submit it!  Due Monday.   

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1. Watch Guffaw edpuzzle
 

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Begin working on your News Article.  Email or pop in on Zoom with any questions.  When you finish your draft, READ IT TO YOURSELF OUTLOUD!  We are more likely to hear mistakes than see them!

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1. Watch Conjunctive Adverb edpuzzle
 
 
 
2. Complete Kahoot Conjunctive Adverb Challenge, use your first name and last initial (unless you are a Ben, then add two letters of last name) so I know who to give credit to!
 
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1. Monotonous and Academic Vocabulary edpuzzle
Click the link below or if you haven't signed up, go to edpuzzle.com, click "get started" and select "I'm a student."  Then SIGN UP WITH EDPUZZLE-you do NOT need to provide an email address or specific personal information.  The class code is situtos.  You will need to input a first name.  Please just use the first three letters of your first name.  Please just use your last initial for last name, EXCEPT MY MANY BENS... add the second letter of you last name, too, if you are a BEN.  Create a password and select "join class."  You should then be in my Write/Study Skills class and see the summary paragraph video/assignment. 
 
 
2. Monotonous Microsoft Form
 
 
3. Academic Vocabulary Form 
 
 

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Reading Log: Day Nine
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
Explain the central conflict in your book.  What is the main issue your characters are dealing with?  

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Make corrections and final edits to your business letter.  See teacher edits and resend to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
 

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Reading Log: Day Eight
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
Which character in the book is the least likable?  What personality traits does this character have that makes him or her this way?

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See edits/corrections/thoughts for business letter.
 
See attached information on how to write a business letter.  Today, write the next body paragraph where you ask questions, give ideas and tell the reader what you want them to do.  Then write the part where you thank the reader.  Finally, write the Closing and Signature.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
Example
1924 Becker Street
Green Bay, WI 50568
March 25, 2020
 
City of Torrance Public Works
3031 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing this letter in regards to a dangerous intersection in my neighborhood.  The four way stop that comprises of Entradero Ave. and Towers St. is a busy intersection and many drivers do not heed the STOP sign.  Many times I have witnessed drivers either role through the stop, stop in the middle of the crosswalk or even ignore the stop altogether!  I never cross the street there unless I have made direct eye contact with the driver and they know I am coming.  Something needs to be done to ensure the safety of other drivers as well as pedestrians.  
 
As a resident of my neighborhood in Torrance for over fifteen years I have often wondered why this dangerous four way stop has not been monitored more closely and/or had things put in place to make it safer.  Rather than the flat STOP sign, perhaps we can place the STOP signs that have flashing lights.  The lights would call more attention to the fact that it is a STOP!  Also, placing speed bumps ten to twenty feet before the stops would force drivers to slow down and then they would be less likely to roll through the stop, block the crosswalk or drive through the stop altogether.  At this juncture I don't see a need for an actual street light with walk signals; but even a pedestrian walk signal with a flashing crosswalk would be effective.   Simple changes can make a big difference.  
 
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
 
Sincerely,
 
Rebecca Kieft

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Reading Log: Day Seven 
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
What would be the scariest thing about being your book's main character?  Why?

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See edits/corrections/thoughts for business letter.
 
See attached information on how to write a business letter.  Today, write the heading, inside address, salutation and one body paragraph where you describe/explain what you are writing about.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
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1924 Becker Street
Green Bay, WI 50568
March 25, 2020
 
City of Torrance Public Works
3031 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
 
To Whom it May Concern:
 
I am writing this letter in regards to a dangerous intersection in my neighborhood.  The four way stop that comprises of Entradero Ave. and Towers St. is a busy intersection and many drivers do not heed the STOP sign.  Many times I have witnessed drivers either role through the stop, stop in the middle of the crosswalk or even ignore the stop altogether!  I never cross the street there unless I have made direct eye contact with the driver and they know I am coming.  Something needs to be done to ensure the safety of other drivers as well as pedestrians.  
 

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Reading Log: Day Six
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
What would your main character do with a one-week vacation?  

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See edits/corrections for expository paragraph, fix and resend to kieft@pvpusd.net
 
See attached information on how to write a business letter.  Today, decide which type of letter you will write, who you will be writing to and what you are writing about.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
Example
Type: Letter to editor or official
Who: City of Torrance
What: We need speed bumps approaching the four way stop at Entradero and Towers to encourage people to slow down and actually stop!

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Journal Entry 
You can print out the attached and scan it or take a picture of it and send to kieft@pvpusd.net OR you can type out on Office 365 your response and share it to kieft@pvpusd.net.  

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Expository Paragraph
See attached information on the expository paragraph.  Choose a topic that you would like to write about and write an expository paragraph giving information on that topic.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net for editing.
 
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Making sourdough bread is all about the timing.  First, in the morning feed the starter 50 grams of flour mixed with 50 grams of water.  Then, wait at least eight hours until the starter is bubbling and active.  Once the starter is active it is ready to be made into the dough.  The dough then has to sit for ten to twelve hours.  Once the dough has been given enough time to double in size, it is then ready to proof, which is where the loaf is shaped.  Proofing takes about thirty minutes and is followed by scoring the loaf, which means making the cuts into the top of the bread.  Finally, the bread bakes for approximately forty five minutes and then needs to cool for thirty minutes before eating.  As long as the baker has a plan, sourdough can be easy!

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Reading Log: Day Five
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
Is the section you are reading right now moving quickly or slowly?  Why?  

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Types of Sentences
See the attached information on types of sentences.  Then, make a chart writing an example of each type of sentence and share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
Simple Sentence I like dogs.
Compound Sentence I like dogs, so we have three dogs as pets!
Complex Sentence Since I love dogs, we have three as pets!
Declarative Sentence Dogs are the best pet.
Interrogative Sentence Do you like dogs, too?
Imperative Sentence Always give your dog food and water.
Exclamatory Sentence That dog just caught the ball in midair!
 
 
 

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Reading Log: Day Four
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
If you had to describe your main character using only one word, what would it be and why?  Your explanation needs to be at least four sentences!

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Plurals 
See the attached information on plurals.  Please write an example for numbers 81, 82, 83 and 84.  Then, make a chart of irregular nouns and their plurals.  Find ten.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
Examples
81. (Nouns ending in f or fe)
The chiefs held a meeting yesterday.
 
 
Irregular Noun Plural
child children
person people
tooth teeth
   
   
 

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Reading Log: Day Three
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
Why do you think the author wrote this book?  What might have inspired him or her?  Is there a point he or she is trying to get across?  Do you think his or her experiences may have been a motivation?

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Plurals
See the attached information on plurals.  Write an example sentence for numbers 77, 78, 79 and 80.  Also, for number 78 find and list five nouns that end in -sh, five then end in -ch, five that end in -x, and five that end in -s.  Make these nouns you found plural.  Share to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 
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77.  She bought new jeans.
78.  They caught the foxes.  
 
 
end in -sh end in -ch end in -x end in -s  
brush church tax boss  
brushes churches taxes bosses  

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Reading Log: Day Two
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
What similarities are there between the main character in your book and the main character in one of your favorite movies?  What are the most important differences between them?

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Apostrophe
See the attached information on the apostrophe.  Type out an example for numbers 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46.  Share your examples to kieft@pvpusd.net
 
Examples
42. (To Form Plurals)
I got three A's and three B's.  
 
43. (In Contractions)
They're going to be angry that it's already lunchtime!

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Journal Entry 
You can print out the attached and scan it or take a picture of it and send to kieft@pvpusd.net OR you can type out on Office 365 your response and share it to kieft@pvpusd.net.  

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Life Map
One of the challenging things about writing is getting a good idea.  Making a life map can help a writer find something to write about.  See the attached example.  You can take a picture of your map and share it to kieft@pvpusd.net OR do a typed version, including clipart/pictures and share it to kieft@pvpusd.net.
 

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Reading Log: Day One
 
Read (or listen to) a free reading book for 20 minutes, write down how many pages you read, then answer the following question (on office 365) and share your answer to kieft@pvpusd.net.  
 
Give a good description of the section you just read.  Be detailed!
 
 

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Semicolons and Colons
 
See attached.  Write an example for numbers 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31.  Share your answers to kieft@pvpusd.net 
 
Examples
25. (Between Independent Clauses)
I love dark chocolate; it is especially delicious with a hint of mint.
 
26.  (To Separate Phrases)
I need to stop by the school; pick up some groceries; and take the dog for a walk.