Sunday, October 25, 2009

How high are we going to ACHIEVE on the benchmark?

Go on these website to learn more and practice for the Benchmark Assessment! Make your time matter because you CAN achieve your best (but it takes practice!)

There are many tabs to navigate on the bbc website. Try out the grammar and spelling quizzes + more.

This is a really cool interactive map and timeline that talks all about the earliest civilizations, like Mesopotamia. Be a researcher and find out as much as you can.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Advice on What to Quote

What should I quote?
Choose something that:

-Elicits feeling (answer, determination, excitement, frustration).
-Surprises you.
-You consider worth sharing.
-You disagree with or you agree with.
-You feel is wrong information.
-Is said in an unusual, catchy way.
-Is important for other people to know.
-You would like to talk or write about.
-Reminds you of a similar situation

Remember: Selecting a quotation does not mean finding a sentence with quotation marks. It means finding a full sentence or part of a sentence--with or without quotation marks-- that you copy word for word and attribute to the original writer.

-Taken from "Step Up To Writing"