Students are working to answer their essential questions. There is not due date set. That will come tomorrow most likely.
Just another reminder that the rough draft of the five paragraph essay is due on Friday by the end of the day.
Students should be working on their end of year project and presentations.
We have viewed all of the bike videos, and we are now turning our attention to the next step in the bike project. Student will be assigned a topic and then research that topic in order to become and expert in the topic. For more information, point your browser to...
The rough draft of the 5 paragraph essay is due on Friday by the end of the day.
We spent the day watching the student created bicycle interviews. We still have a few to go, but we will finish up on Monday. If you have not seen your child's video, please ask them to show it to you.
Friday is movie day. The students will spend the day sharing their bicycle interviews. Pass the popcorn.
The students continue to work on their interview videos. They are due on Friday. I also met with each student today to discuss the first prewriting steps for their 5 paragraph essays. Tomorrow, we will continue with the next steps in the prewriting process.
Interviews are due Friday of this week. For more information, point your browser to...
and scroll down to lesson 3.
Also, we started an essay writing activity today. It will take students through the writing process in order to create a five paragraph essay based on the following prompt...
Think about something that you would like to change about yourself. Consider what this change might be and why you would like it to happen. Write an essay for Mark and Raisa that describes the change you would like to make and why you would like to make that change. Be sure to use details and examples to support your ideas.
The next step in the bike project was assigned today.
Lesson 3: A Bicycle Story
In order to learn more about cycling from another time or place, you will be interviewing someone. The goal of the interview is to gather information about the everyday role of bicycles in another time or place, to explore how things are different here and now, and to identify any challenges your interviewee might have with riding. Your interview can be audio or video. However, we would prefer a video interview. For the interview requirements, click here.
Part A: Anyone who has ridden a bike may have an interesting story to tell.
1. What do you think would make a story interesting?
2. Who's suitable for an interview?
Check your e-mail, download and complete the "Bicycle Story: Potential Interviewee Document." Upon completion, save it in your folder, print it out, meet with Raisa or Mark for approval.
Part B: Developing Questions
1. What makes a good interview question?
2. Generate at least five good interview questions.
Check your e-mail, download and complete the "Interview Questions Document." Upon completion, save it in your folder, print it out, meet with Raisa or Mark for approval.
General Interview Requirements:
We are back at school, but we are still in new project startup mode. We have been discussing bikes, bike culture, and bikes as transportation. The students also did a short writing assignment about a memorable experience they had involving a bicycle. Ask your child to show you what they wrote.