Monthly Archives: March 2014

Class Agenda #24 – Dirty Wars Continued…

Opener- 20 min 

Dirty War summarizer- In your notebooks: See if you can do this without a teacher getting on you.

CFU 1- Share out 3 important notes. 2 Good Questions. 1 Summary.

SLTs- 

  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
    • I can use a Cornell Notes organizer to highlight important points from a film.
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
    • I can summarize the main points of the United States involvement in a “Dirty War” in my Cornell Notes.

Text (25 min)- “Dirty Wars” streaming on Netflix.

Task- Fill out Cornell Notes. Stineman and B work with designated groupings.

  • CFU 1- one general note, one question
  • CFU 2- Why would they “remove the bullets?”
  • CFU 3- The senior military analysts attitude.

Exit Ticket- Summarize the film. Hand In Your Cornell Notes

Class Agenda #22 – MP-1 Loose Ends

Opener- Your To Do List for this Class

  • 10 Reaction Papers
    • Have them NUMBERED in your Notebook, or shared with me in one folder.
    • Should be about a page each.
    • Topics include- General revolutions, Vocabulary, Chicken Wings, Venezuela and socio-economic protest, Russian Expansion, Corrupt Dictators, Ukraine Demographics, Putin V. Hitler, Decriminalization of Marijuana, Adjustments to the SATs, etc…
  • Quizes from Feb 14, Feb 28, March 5
  • Generally filled notebook: demonstrating Cornell Notes, Cue Column, Questioning, and VOCABULARY

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B

Class Agenda #20 – Listening and Questioning continued…

Opener-

  • Where should the following questions fall on our spectrum? Discuss at your tables and be ready to share.
  1. Why is Russia Expanding out?
  2. Did Hitler influence what Putin is doing in the Ukraine?
  3. What was Putin’s response or reaction to being compared to someone like Hitler?
  4. How is Putin very surprising? what does that say about history of surprises ?
  5. Was Bush feared more than Obama ?
  6. Do yout think the conflict between Russia and Ukraine can ever have a chance to unite and become peaceful?

Share Out

Mini Lesson- Review Good Questions

Continue

  • TEXT- Opening segment of Slate Political Gabfest on the Russian invasion of Crimea
  •  DO- Focus on asking questions in this. In your Cornell Notes, try to ask at least 5 good questions about what your listening to.
Bonus-
Continue to listening to this podcast. The second segment is about the legalization of marijuana, third segment is about the change in the SAT’s. Continue to ask questions on these topics.
SLTs- 
  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Things to do:

  1. Last Week’s Quiz- Class Agenda #11
  2. Yesterday’s Vocabulary
  3. Reaction Papers

Round 1- The skill you’re using is called Skimming. (THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED)

Find at least 10 words that are new to you, or that are impressive to you:

  • Copy the word in your notebook.
  • Identify the root word, if applicable. Define in the word. Write if it’s a Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc…
  • Evaluate how the word is being used. What is the context?
    • EXAMPLE-
    • Word- Simultaneously – root- Simultaneous
    • Definition- to do at the same time.
    • Context- the story talks about two possible reasons for the demonstrations, and that it’s possible for both to be the reason at the same time.

Round 2- Skill you’re using is close reading (SHOULD BE STARTED IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

  • Set up Cornell Notes for each of the readings.
  • As you read, fill in your Cornell Notes.
  • You should summarize at the end of each break in your reading.

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B

Class Agenda #19 – Listening and Questioning

Opener- IN YOUR NOTEBOOK

  • Please set up a Cornell Notes in your notebook
  • Answer this:
    • If you could ask Vladimir Putin 1 question, what question would you ask him?

Mini Lesson- Asking Good Questions

Question Spectrum-

Easy Question Examples- Who is Vladimir Putin? What’s Crimea? Why is Russia Invading? Why Doesn’t Ukrain fight back?

Better Questions Examples – Why doesn’t anyone try to stop the Russians? Will anyone stop this? How long has this conflict been going on?

Strong Questions Examples- What series of events lead to this conflict. What from Putin’s past has brought him here? How does this incident fit in with the history of Russia?

  • TEXT- Opening segment of Slate Political Gabfest on the Russian invasion of Crimea
  •  DO- Focus on asking questions in this. In your Cornell Notes, try to ask at least 5 good questions about what your listening to.
Bonus-
Continue to listening to this podcast. The second segment is about the legalization of marijuana, third segment is about the change in the SAT’s. Continue to ask questions on these topics.
SLTs- 
  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Things to do:

  1. Last Week’s Quiz- Class Agenda #11
  2. Yesterday’s Vocabulary
  3. Reaction Papers

Round 1- The skill you’re using is called Skimming. (THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED)

Find at least 10 words that are new to you, or that are impressive to you:

  • Copy the word in your notebook.
  • Identify the root word, if applicable. Define in the word. Write if it’s a Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc…
  • Evaluate how the word is being used. What is the context?
    • EXAMPLE-
    • Word- Simultaneously – root- Simultaneous
    • Definition- to do at the same time.
    • Context- the story talks about two possible reasons for the demonstrations, and that it’s possible for both to be the reason at the same time.

Round 2- Skill you’re using is close reading (SHOULD BE STARTED IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

  • Set up Cornell Notes for each of the readings.
  • As you read, fill in your Cornell Notes.
  • You should summarize at the end of each break in your reading.

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B

Class Agenda #18 – Origins of Revolution

Opener- 

Who is this man? What does he do?

Who is this man? What did he do?

 

SLTs- 

  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Mini-Lesson- words and phrases to look for- “sphere of influence,” “arsenal,” “dissent,” “genocidal”

 

Practice- Summarizing the videos-

Readings- 

Round 1- The skill you’re using is called Skimming. (THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED)

Find at least 10 words that are new to you, or that are impressive to you:

  • Copy the word in your notebook.
  • Identify the root word, if applicable. Define in the word. Write if it’s a Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc…
  • Evaluate how the word is being used. What is the context?
    • EXAMPLE-
    • Word- Simultaneously – root- Simultaneous
    • Definition- to do at the same time.
    • Context- the story talks about two possible reasons for the demonstrations, and that it’s possible for both to be the reason at the same time.

Round 2- Skill you’re using is close reading (SHOULD BE STARTED IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

  • Set up Cornell Notes for each of the readings.
  • As you read, fill in your Cornell Notes.
  • You should summarize at the end of each break in your reading.

Independent- Reaction Papers

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B

Class Agenda #17 – Ukraine V. Russia – Summative Quiz

Opener- Review today’s summative quiz

Quiz Text- Foreign Aide?
Quiz-
To be done in your notebook. Please copy and paste the rubric into your notebook and next to your quiz.
  • For this quiz, please complete 1 page of Cornell Notes.
  • Don’t forget to fill in your CUE Column
  • Don’t forget your summary.

SLTs- 

  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Rubric-

  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)

  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.

2- I use vague terms to represent important points. Because of these vague terms, it’s unclear of the depth of my understanding.

2- My summary is casual, vague and only hints at the main ideas of the text.

3- I use complete sentences to represent important points. My points do represent the key points of the text.

3- My summary is specific and summarizes the main ideas of the text.

4-I use my own language to represent important points. My points represent the key points of the text.

4- My summary is crafted in my own language and encapsulates all of the main ideas of the text.

Remember: A few things to remember when summarizing.

  • Do not rewrite the original piece.
  • Keep your summary short.
  • Use your own wording.
  • Refer to the central and main ideas of the original piece.
  • Read with who, what, when, where, why and how questions in mind.
  • Do not put in your opinion of the issue or topic discussed in the original piece. Often, instructors ask students to put their opinions in a paragraph separate from the summary.

Things to do when you’re done:

  1. Last Week’s Quiz- Class Agenda #11
  2. Yesterday’s Vocabulary
  3. Reaction Papers

Exit Ticket- Make sure you’ve submitted your quiz.

Class Agenda #16 – Ukraine V. Russia – Next Steps

Opener- Review the following Quiz’s from yesterday’s class-

1) Good Morning Mr.B

After reviewing the graph I seen that Russia has an upper hand when it comes to the Ukraine. Russia has 88.78 Billion more in their defense budget. Russia also, has 1,000,000 more reserves than the Ukraine. If these two countries went to war it would be a difficult win to achieve.
2)
So after analyzing the graph I have come to a conclusion that Russia outweighs Ukraine in every aspect needed to take over another country. This also means that they have enough power to remain in control unless another powerful country comes and disrupts the situation. Another such as the United States which could lead to the next world war or even the end of the world if things get too out of hand.
3)
As I analyze the military info-graph, which displays the military figures of the clearly out matched Ukrainian forces and the mighty Russian empire. Backed up by the IISS’s (International Institution for Strategic Studies) data that shows the slim odds of victory in a war like confrontation between the two nations, due to the Ukraine’s underfunded military, dependance on the rusted Soviet-era equipment, and other abrupt logistics.
4)
 after seeing this whole page and comparing Ukraine and Russia it is obvious that russia has the bigger hand. They beat Ukraine in everything because there bigger . There stronger and wealthier. If I was Ukraine its time to fall back
At your tables- Revise 2 of the above quizes. E-mail them to boccheciamp@validusprep.org and stineman@validusprep.org. Please include everyone from your group on the list.???~
Grapple Text- Foreign Aide?
Practice- Cornell Notes for this text

SLTs- 

  • I can identify evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences. (R1)
  • I can summarize how the ideas, themes, or conclusions of a text are developed and connected.
  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Mini-Lesson- Look at the following picture. What does it tell us? Summarize review-

Remember: A few things to remember when summarizing.

  • Do not rewrite the original piece.
  • Keep your summary short.
  • Use your own wording.
  • Refer to the central and main ideas of the original piece.
  • Read with who, what, when, where, why and how questions in mind.
  • Do not put in your opinion of the issue or topic discussed in the original piece. Often, instructors ask students to put their opinions in a paragraph separate from the summary.

Independent Practice- Quiz

Ukraine V. Russia – A Military Tale of Tape

  • Review the info-graphic
  • Send me and Ms. Stineman and e-mail @ boccheciamp@validusprep.org & stineman@validusprep.org

Things to do:

  1. Last Week’s Quiz- Class Agenda #11
  2. Yesterday’s Vocabulary
  3. Reaction Papers

Readings- 

Round 1- The skill you’re using is called Skimming. (THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED)

Find at least 10 words that are new to you, or that are impressive to you:

  • Copy the word in your notebook.
  • Identify the root word, if applicable. Define in the word. Write if it’s a Noun, Verb, Adjective, etc…
  • Evaluate how the word is being used. What is the context?
    • EXAMPLE-
    • Word- Simultaneously – root- Simultaneous
    • Definition- to do at the same time.
    • Context- the story talks about two possible reasons for the demonstrations, and that it’s possible for both to be the reason at the same time.

Round 2- Skill you’re using is close reading (SHOULD BE STARTED IN CLASS ON TUESDAY)

  • Set up Cornell Notes for each of the readings.
  • As you read, fill in your Cornell Notes.
  • You should summarize at the end of each break in your reading.

Exit Ticket- Make sure your work is shared with Mr. B