|Week #||20 & 21|
|Unit of Instruction||Reading carefully with comprehension, writing friendly letters, choosing tasks and managing your time|
LAFS.7.RL.1.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Dr. Forney’s Awesome 2019 Challenge
Welcome back! Happy 2019! This is your chance to pick and choose activities and learning tasks of all kinds! You will work on these tasks every day for the next two weeks. You will earn points for finishing tasks and for quality work. Make sure you follow directions so you don’t have to do work over.
_______(5 pts.) 1. Find the country of Haiti on one of the maps on the big table. Notice where it is in relation to the state of Florida.
_______(25 pts.) 2. Research the country of Haiti on the Internet and the book on the big table. Do not use Wikipedia (This is not considered a credible source on its own). Find 10 interesting facts about Haiti, its foods, customs, and its people. Write a list of the 10 facts IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Proofread your list to make sure all words are spelled correctly and you have not left out any words. Your list should be no more than one-page long.
_______(50 pts.) 3. Make your bed at home 5 days in a row. Parent Signature_____________________________
_______(100 pts.) 4. Write a letter to a child in Haiti. Use the words, Dear Friend, since you don’t know the child’s name or whether the child is a boy or girl. These letters will be sent to schoolchildren in a small town our from Port-au-Prince near Ganthier, Haiti. Dr. Forney’s friends run a clinic there and help with schools and orphanages. They have helped hundreds of children get school uniforms, food, medical care, and school supplies.
_______(30 pts.) 5. Use Google Translate to translate your letter into Haitian Creole. Print out a copy and staple it to your approved English letter. Sign both letters in blue ink once Dr. Forney has approved them.
_______(40 pts.) 6. Use the pens and markers to create a beautiful graphic for your Haitian child. This will be included with your letters.
_______(50 pts.) 7. Think Cerca assignment – There are 3 Think Cerca assignments. Each assignment is worth 50 points. You must take the quiz and score 80% or above. You cannot do the same assignment twice, so read slowly and carefully. Prove your answers to yourself before you click on the answer.
________(25 pts.) 8. Run-on sentences – Do the run-on sentences worksheet. There are two or more sentences
_______(25 pts.) 9. Pronoun Sheet – Fill out the pronoun sheet that is on the big table. We will correct these as a class. Read carefully and do your best work.
_______(10 pts.) 10. Choose a book for your next book report. Your book report is due January 31. The name of the book you will read is: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________and the author is: _____________________________________________
_______(30 pts.) 11. Independent reading – You will earn 30 points for each 45 minutes of independent reading. The max is two sessions, one each week. This independent reading is done in class on Wednesday mornings.
_______(20 pts.) 12. Do a classroom job. These will be posted on the board. Sign your name by the job, do it, and ask for my approval. You may do one job each week IF there are jobs available.
_______(45 pts.) 13. Write a poem – This rhyming poem has to be 12 lines long. You can write about any appropriate subject about which you are passionate.
_______(30 pts.) 14. Crossword puzzle – You must fill out all answers on your own. No fair asking other kids, teachers, or parents for help.
_______(30 pts.) 15. Word search – Fill out all answers.
_______(20 pts.) 16. Do the dishes and clean the kitchen. Parent signature______________________________.
_______(50 pts.) 17. Go to TweenTribune.com and search for the article, “Pink joins fight to end childhood malnutrition” (https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween56/pink-joins-fight-end-child-malnutrition/) Read the article carefully. Write a 4-sentence summary of the article on a 3×5 index card. Your summary should tell the main ideas of the article. Write in complete sentences. Your handwriting and spelling should be excellent.
_______(20 pts.) 18. Call your grandmother. Tell her you love her, and tell her something specific you like that she does. Be sure to tell her how much you appreciate her.
_______(20 pts.) 19. Make a Get Well card for Mr. Harold Gebele, Dr. Forney’s friend. He is 93 and in the hospital with cancer. Send him bright, happy thoughts.
_______(30 pts.) Watch the nightly news at home. Summarize one of the news stories on a 3×5 index card. Your summary should be 4 sentences long and present the main ideas of one news item.
_______TOTAL POINTS WEEK ONE
_______TOTAL POINTS WEEK TWO
Dr. Forney’s Awesome 2019 Challenge
Week 2 Additional Choices
Ask each other these questions:
Record your findings about the other person on a 3×5 index card AFTER the conversation back at your own desk.
Type your essay in 12 pt. Times New Roman font. Be sure to have a beginning, middle, and an ending for your essay – at least 4-5 paragraphs. Your essay must use indentations for each paragraph. Your essay should be one full page long. Use quotation marks to quote material from THE YOU TUBE VIDEO AND ARTICLES.
Remember, your reader will not know anything about Japanese school lunches. Use creative, imaginative writing to explain all about it.
My Job ____________________________________________________________________________________
_______(20 pts.) Bring in classroom mints, juice, or a case of water.