DUE TODAY:  "Where I'm From" Poem due before you leave and "Culture Bag" due digitally by midnight

Today is a big day!  Not only are your first major assignments due, it is also the day of your first vocabulary quiz!  YAY!  :-)  As you finish your quiz, you should begin your second set of vocabulary terms as seen below.  Follow the model Miss Lamb gave you at the beginning of the year to complete the next set.

This week's words and roots are as follows:

FRACT/FRING/FRANG:  fractious, infraction, infringe
CIS: excise, incisive, concise
TOM: tome, epitome, dichotomy, anatomy
PUNCT:  compunction, punctilious, pungent

OBJECTIVE:  Today we will assess our learning of last week's vocabulary terms and  expand our vocabulary through learning 4 roots and 13 words using those roots.

CCSS:  Language 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and 
phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts. 
 
 
REMEMBER:  Your "Where I'm From" poem is due FRIDAY in class, and your "Culture Bag" assignment must be submitted by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY.  Also, you will have a vocabulary quiz on Friday (tomorrow), and will receive your next set of roots and words as well.

Today we will be going to the computer lab to create our digital presentations.  This is the only day in the computer lab we will have to work on this assignment, so make sure you are smart about who you choose to sit beside and work consistently during class.  Remember our Expectations of being responsible and being productive--those are extremely important today to get your assignment finished.

OBJECTIVE:  Explore our own cultures.  Write expository paragraphs about our items. 

CCSS:  Writing 3.  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
 
 
REMEMBER:  Your "Where I'm From" poem is due Friday!

Today we will begin our Native American Unit through the studying of our own cultures.  For our introductory activity, you will create a "Culture Bag" with at least 5 items representing your culture.  Instead of being a physical show-and-tell of sorts, you will use technology to create a presentation of your items.  You will have today in class to plan your items, and tomorrow we will be in the computer lab so you can determine which form of technology you want to use to demonstrate your items.  More details can be found on the attached assignment sheet.

OBJECTIVE:  Explore our own cultures.  Write expository paragraphs about our items. 

CCSS:  Writing 3.  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
 
 
JUNIOR ORIENTATION

REMEMBER:  Your "Where I'm From" poem is due Friday--typed and with pictures for extra credit.
 
 
Part One:
The first task we will accomplish today is the completion of our vocabulary cards.  Using the vocabulary words Miss Lamb gave us last week, we will finish transferring definitions to our index card.  We will only have approximately 15 minutes to do this in class.  Anything we do not finish becomes homework.

OBJECTIVE:  Today we will expand our vocabulary through learning 4 Latin roots and 12 words using those roots.

CCSS:  Language 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and 
phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts. 

Part Two:  
In continuing to learn about our classmates and ourselves, we will read George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" poem.  We will read it multiple times, employing different strategies each time.  You will use the information generated in today's Warm-Up to create your own "Where I'm From" poems.  On Thursday when you come to class, you should have your poem completed.  It should be typed and printed.  Extra credit for including pictures!

OBJECTIVE:  We will examine where we are from to create a poem, using George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" as a model.  As we share with our classmates, we will learn more about each other. 

CCSS:  Literature 4. Determine the meaning of words; 5. Analyze an author's choices concerning struture; 7. Analyze multiple interpretations of a poem.


Greek and Latin Roots Vocabulary
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Before we can begin today's agenda, we must first finish yesterday's tasks.  We will pick up where we left off and quickly review the syllabus and any questions you may have about the course.

Today we will begin our Greek and Latin roots vocabulary study.  Using the template Miss Lamb gives you in class (and that is attached below), complete your vocabulary index cards.  Miss Lamb will periodically check your index cards so make sure you keep them with you and that they are complete.  Each Friday (or Thursday), we will learn 3-5 new roots and 10-15 words to accompany them.  The following week, usually on the next Friday, we will test on our new words, as well as all of the words and roots we have learned so far. 

This week's roots and words are as follows:

VINC/VICT:  invincible, provincial, evince
DUC/DUCT:  conducive, induce, deduce
TRACT:  protracted, intractable, retract
PETO:  petulant, impetuous, impetus

OBJECTIVE:  Today we will expand our vocabulary through learning 4 Latin roots and 12 words using those roots.

CCSS:  Language 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and
phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts.
Greek and Latin Roots Vocabulary
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Welcome to your first day in Miss Lamb's class!  Today we will go over the syllabus.  Hang onto your copy because you never know when Miss Lamb will give you extra credit for having it with you!  As we go through the syllabus, we will cover procedures and expectations for the class. 

We wil also create cards with symbols representing ourselves.  We will explain our symbols as we introduce ourselves.  Be creative and neat because the symbol cards will be on display in the hallway!  In addition to creating your symbol card, you will write an explanation of why you chose the symbol and how it is representative of you.

Objective:  Review syllabus and get to know each other.

CCSS:  Writing: 11-12.10: Write for a range of tasks and purposes.
English III Syllabus
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Symbol Cards Assignment
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