Articles to read for background information about the problem:
The story of drinking water
WHO water information
The next article is by a charity that wants people to donate money. Please work at separating the factual information from the persuasive information in the article. Charity water
Articles to read for background information about possible solutions:
Youtube video using evaporation
TED Talks about the Life Saver Water Filtration Device
Engineering and Design template and rubric:
Engineering and design template
Water Filter Project Template
Here are the criteria for your March Book Project (adjusted due to necessity):
1) Choose a book about any holiday in March. Here's a good place to find all the March holidays
2) Read your book...or at least most of it.
3) Create a trailer in imovie on your ipad. Your movie may not have images from a movie of the book.
4) Make sure you finish your book by March 31 because....
5) You will have to take a test (and pass the test) comparing your book and someone else's trailer. You will be assigned a trailer for comparison.
App choices for word work
Tangled Roots: Each different root counts as a worksheet, but make sure there are 1 or 2 words left when you take the screen shot.
Greek/Latin Dragon Game: Every 2 levels counts as a worksheet
Rootology: Grade of B or better, 3 words (2 roots and the final word) counts as one worksheet.
WITS Vocab: Any game where you get 1,000 points or higher counts as a worksheet
Due Friday, Feb.7
What defines dystopian literature?
This will be written in a five paragraph essay:
* Introductory paragraph
* Three body paragraphs
* Conclusion paragraph
For a 3, you will need to bring in 6-10 sources to help justify your argument. For a 4, you will need to bring in more than 10.
What defines dystopian literature to you? Poverty? Depression? Individual vs. Society? You need to choose three important aspects of dystopian literature and cite how they help define the genre.
Online game: It's Greek to Me Game 50 points=1 worksheet
Online game: number root word concentration one game = one worksheet
Online game: funbrain -- do at least medium Medium or harder ONLY. 20 points = 1 worksheet
worksheet: root word web
Comma quia quiz You must get to $1,000,000
Save the Comma You must get at least 8,000 points.
Comma quiz You have to get 12 right.
Comma Quiz part two You have to get 12 right.
10 comma questions 80% or higher
A bunch of comma quizzes, but all of them are tough You have to turn in a screen shot that shows all 20 problems done and at least 80% pass rate.
For this month, we are concentrating on how the protagonist (main character) of your book changes throughout the book.
CCSS: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
You will need to describe the protagonist at the beginning of the book, middle of the book, and end of the book. Concentrate on how he or she changes. You need to cite proof from the text to support your opinion (this could be quotations or a short summary of an event). You will need some example for each section: beginning, middle, and end.
You can do this any way you want -- slide show, poster, diorama, written paper, etc. Attached is an example that would be fine to use. The example has all the required elements in it.
January Book Project Example
CCSS: Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, and dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.
Commas with interrupters
Add an Appositive
Appositives and Parenthetical expressions
Colons, dashes, hyphens, parentheses
Or... write 10 of your own sentences with nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements to count as one worksheet (yes, you may do this up to 4 times).