Create a Faux Facebook page that shows snippets of the character’s life, friends and events.
Save your PowerPoint presentations to the Class Ning using the password/email address
Student Facebook pages:
Your challenge is to see how many of these riddles you can answer correctly. You have until Friday, September 10th.
- What goes up and down stairs without moving?
- Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die.
- What can you catch but not throw?
- I run, yet I have no legs. What am I?
- Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red.
- Remove the outside, cook the inside, eat the outside, throw away the inside.
- What goes around the world and stays in a corner?
- What gets wetter the more it dries?
- The more there is, the less you see.
- They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen.
Riddle Challenge #1
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think the answers are to the riddle.
I will announce the week’s winners on Monday when I release the next set of challenge riddles.
You are now watching: Oil, Immigration & War – May 21st
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May 21st – Waddap tho/
Flocab with the news listen up let’s go/
In the Gulf/
Oil’s still gushing/
Where’s it going? That’s a whole other discussion/
They’re saying it may have entered the Loop Current/
The residents of Florida are hoping for a deterrent/
Perhaps we can get luck from Kevin Costner/
Essentially it acts like a vacuum/
Pulling out oil and pushing the water back through/
That’s cool – but what about Thailand?/
Covered with violence/
But the Military’s saying, “Not this time”/
Next though from Mexico/
Their President has come to visit and he wants to let ya know/
He ain’t really feeling the new law/
But here’s a little good news ya’ll/
One of Time’s top fifty inventions was called/
They’re made out of paper/
That’s been recycled, alright any takers?/
Move-makers – check out the Dream Act/
Some people dig it and some think it seems wack/
It’s for the children of illegal aliens/
A way to gain citizenship/
Only if they begin/
Military service, or attend college/
But how about a moment of solace/
Hopefully the war in Kabul will be abolished/
Flocabulary’s coming back real soon/
Until then then see ya next week when you tune in.
We have been working on digital story responses to a novel that we have recently finished in class. The novel is Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi. Their assignment was to
- Artful Artist - Your job is to create a PhotoPeach movie in response to the novel. You must choose pictures that are representative of the story. Once your PhotoPeach movie is complete, embed it onto your wikipage. Click here for a How To Video.
Here are the videos from the students
It’s the greatest time of the year for us in Louisiana, It’s test prep season. Whoo Hoooooo. Yes, I know that technologically alllll year is test prep season, but those few weeks right before testing are the most intense. I constantly look for ways to use Web 2.0 tools and technology to help my students. We have used Wallwisher in my class several times and the kids seem to like it. Here is a page that we used to respond about our Hurricane Katrina memories.
My latest attempt at Wallwishing requires that the students post a sticky note with a definition, synonym, example or picture that illustrates the math concept. Yes, I did say math concept. This English teacher is teaching the concepts behind math verbs. Across the curriculum is the only way to live. =D
Their assignment was to choose at least 3 concept walls to respond to.
The walls and concepts are as follows:
- Solve / Calculate
- Show Work
- Identify / Find
- Justify and Explain
What sort of cool things are you doing in your class to make Test Prep less tedious?
Anyone else have any other test prep activities to share?
It is one of my desires that by the end of this class, you will have an opportunity to create a lasting marks on the world. One of these marks will be an EPortfolio that we will create using Live Binders. Here is a link to a template that you will use to create yours. You will copy it and change the information within it to personalize it for yourself.
Commenting about someone’s podcast/vodcast/movie
Dear <First Name of Videomaker>
What I noticed most about, “<Exact Title of the Video>< If this is a new discussion item, add a link to the original source under your title> ,” was <… Add 2 or 3 sentences describing what stands out for you and why.>
When <person in the video> said, “<Quote from the video.>” I was thinking <report what was going on in your head the first time you were watching this part of the video.> I think this is <descriptive adjective> because… <Add 1 or 2 sentences explaining why you chose this quote.>
One of the <sections of the video / images> that I <strong verb> was where <Describe this section of the video in detail.> This stood out for me because <… Add 1 or 2 sentences.>
I <do/don’t> <adverb, word that ends in “-ly”> <like/dislike, agree/disagree that> <… Summarize something from the that you have an opinion about.> One reason I say this is<… Explain in 1 or 2 sentences.> Another reason I <agree/disagree with you> <like/dislike your video> is <… Give another reason in a couple of sentences.>
<End your response in a nice way… by thanking the videomaker for his/her work and saying why you might want to see more from this young videomaker. Why might you want to see his/her thoughts again in the future?>
How do you create a post about a video, t.v. show, movie, song, etc.?
Free Response Journal entry: Before you begin to write be sure to complete a free response journal entry on paper. Start writing about your video/t.v. show/movie/song. Write non-stop. What did it remind you of? What have you thought about your video/t.v. show/movie/song since the last time you saw or heard it? Once you have had an opportunity to free write, begin to compose your response. Do Not Forget. You are to change the information that is located between the <brackets>
- Tell me how you feel about the video/t.v. show/movie/song: I <am / am not> <verb ending with “-ing” that shows emotion> <Title>, by <Artist’s First and Last Name> because <Finish this sentence.> An example of what I mean is < indicate some part of the song/video/T. V. show/movie that supports your idea >. “<Copy a couple of lines dialogue from the song/video/T. V. show/movie.>” I think this is <adjective> because… <Add 1 or 2 sentences>
- Compare your story to another So far, the <plot / characters / themes> in <Title> remind me of the <plot / characters / themes> in <a song/video/T.V. show/movie…>. In “<Title>” <Add 3 or 4 sentences describing why the characters in your book remind you of the characters in this TV show/movie/video/song.>
- Give brief summary: So far, the <plot / characters / themes> in <Title> is <…….>. In <Title > <Add 5 or 6 sentences describing for your readers what is going on in your movie/t.v. show/ video/song..>
- Comparison to your life So far, the <plot / characters / themes> in <Title> reminds me of something important in my life. For me. <Finish this one, then add 3 or 4 more sentences explaining how you see the big idea of this movie/video/song/t.v.show playing out in your life.>
- Author Interest: I <would / wouldn’t> like to read/see/listen to more <poems/movies/tv shows/songs > by <Author’s First and Last Name>, because… <Add 4 or 5 sentences explaining why you feel this way.>
- Something interesting happens: Something interesting happens on page < ____ > where it says: “<Copy another 2 or 3 sentences or a pagagraph from the story>.” This is a important point in the plot because <Explain the biggest events or conflicts in the story so far, then go on to explain why you think this particular event or conflict is interesting, surprising, predictable (or not), unsusual, fun, odd, or enjoyable.>
- Theme: One of the big ideas or themes in this this movie/video/song/t.v.show is <Finish this sentence.> You can see this on line <_____> where it says: “<Copy lines from the this movie/video/song/t.v.show >.” As you can see <Author’s Last Name> wants us to think about… <re-state what you think the main ideas are behind the lines and literary elements within the this movie/video/song/t.v.show.>
- Current Event: So far, the <plot / characters / themes> in <Title> reminds me of a story in the news. What happened was…<Add 3 or 4 sentences telling about something from the news. Give the source of your information. Make a link to it if possible. Describe what is similar and what is different in the story from the news and the one in your movie/video/song/t.v.show.>