(6L) Title: Popular Media • Do Now: • Do you use social media websites like Facebook or Twitter? If you do, why do you use these websites? • Do you read magazines or newspapers? What type of magazines or newspapers do you read? • Write a one paragraph response explaining your answer.
Objectives • SWBAT use their knowledge of compound sentence in order to correctly place commas where they belong. • SWBAT use their knowledge of independent clauses to use semicolons correctly instead of coordinating conjunctions. • SWBAT identify various forms of popular media: newspapers, magazines, online magazines, blogs, and social media websites.
Notes • Review of Comma Use • *Use commas to separate items in a list. • EX: I like apples, raisins, ice cream, and soccer. • *Use commas immediately before a conjunction (FANBOYS) when you have a compound sentence.
Review • *A compound sentence is made up of two independent clauses.
Review • EXAMPLE: The city is large and the people are friendly. • Independent Clause #1: The city is large. • Independent Clause #2: The people are friendly.
Review • NON-EXAMPLE • The city is large and friendly. • “The city is large” is an independent clause. • “Friendly” is not an independent clause—it’s a single word!
Group Practice • For the following examples, use your fingers to vote. • 1 finger means “that is an independent clause!” • 2 fingers means “that is NOT and independent clause!”
#1 • The friendly boy.
#2 • Whales swim rapidly.
#3 • Children have energy.
#4 • Excited race horses.
#5 • Clowns and big shoes.
Teacher Tip: Compound Sentences • Step 1: Draw a vertical line where you see a conjunction. • Step 2: Look at the left side of the sentence and ask • Is there a subject in this sentence? • Is there a verb in this sentence? • Does this sentence make sense all on its own? • Step 3: Look at the right side of the sentence and ask • Is there a subject in this sentence? • Is there a verb in this sentence? • Does this sentence make sense all on its own? • Step 4: Circle the FANBOYS word.
Partner Practice • Circle the coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) word in each sentence. • Place a comma right before (in front) of the FANBOYS word.
Review: SemiCOlon • *When you have two independent clauses, you can also use a semicolon instead a coordinating conjunction and a comma.
Review: SemiCOlons • Check out this sentence in two different versions. • Version 1—With a coordinating conjunction and coma. • “The city is large and the people are friendly.” • Version 2—Using a semicolon • “The city is large; the people are friendly.”
Partner PRactice • Identify and circle the conjunction, including the comma • Cross out what you have circled. • Replace what you crossed out with a semicolon.
Notes • You’ll be making vocab rings for your unit Vocabulary • Write the word on one side of your paper. • Write the definition on the other side of the paper • Draw a picture of the word on the same side as the definition.
Article: a type of writing found in newspapers and magazines that gives you information on a specific subject. • Header: the text at the top of each page of a newspaper indicating what information you can find on that page • Home Page: The main (and often the first) webpage on a website. • Search Engine: a website where you can type in key words and get suggestions of other websites you can visit to get the information you are looking for.
Index: a table of contents that tells you where you can find specific information. • Drop-down Menu: a menu that appears when you have clicked on a header on a website.
Notes Text Features • Popular media: newspapers, magazines, websites that are easily accessible (or popular) and provide information to the public. • Today we’ll be looking at similarities in the layout or organization of popular media in order to find out how we can access information.
Partner Practice • You will complete each task on the worksheet with your partner. Use your vocab words to help you!
(7L) Title: Following Multi-Step Instructions • Do Now: • Have you ever filled out an application to join a sports team, or a gym, or after school program? Was is easy or hard for you to fill out the application? • Explain your answer in an one paragraph response.
Objectives • SWBAT paraphrase multi-step instructions • SWBAT use the paraphrased version of multi-step instruction to complete an application to join a recreational fitness activity.
Context Clues Quiz • Silently take your quiz. This is the first score you will put in to your personal tracker.
Notes • Paraphrase: the act of repeating information you have read or heard—in your words! • Note: Paraphrasing and summarizing are not the same thing! • Summaries take the main idea and create a shorter version of the original information. • Paraphrases retells the information using different words.
Example • “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” MLK • Paraphrased: • “I have a dream that when I have kids no one will treat them bad because of the color of their skin. Instead people will treat them based on if they are a good or bad person.” MRSN
Example • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” MLK • Paraphrased: • Doing bad things will not stop bad things from happening; only doing good things can stop bad things from happening. Hating will not stop hate; only loving can stop hate. MRSN
Group Practice • You will see a couple of quotes. You will try your best to paraphrase the information. • Remember that the goal of paraphrasing is that you make something easier to understand by using your own words to retell the information you just read or heard.
#1 • “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” MLK
#2 • “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” MLK
Independent Practice • Paraphrase this informational/instructional passage on the left side of your notebook. • 1. In order to apply to school choir, you must submit an application and bring a picture of yourself to the audition. At your audition you will sing two songs. The first song you will sing is one that you choose. It can be any song you like! Then, the choir teacher will teach you a song to sing. You will find out by the end of the day if you made it to the choir.
Independent Reading • Today’s Focus: • Pick one sentence from you reading. • Write that sentence down. • Paraphrase that sentence.
Notes • Sometimes, we have to fill out application for different reasons: joining a sports team, applying for a library card, applying for scholarship. • Sometimes, we need some help to fill these out because there are too many steps involved and we don’t want to make mistakes. • Paraphrasing is a smart way to help you follow instructions with many steps.
Teacher TIp • Step 1: read each step carefully. • Step 2: paraphrase each step (put it in your own words). • Step 3: use your paraphrased instructions to complete the task.
Group Practice • With each step. Write down your paraphrased version. When you have paraphrased all steps you will use your steps to complete a quick origami project.
Independent Practice • You will practice following multi-step directions by following paraphrasing and completing the application to join a sports team. • Your application is due at the end of the period!