301, Ms. Poveromo

China Project

Name __________________________________________  Date __________________________

World Cultures Social Studies Project (China)

We all belong to a culture. Culture is a word for people’s ‘way of life’, meaning the way groups do things. Different groups of people may have different cultures.  We usually express our culture in certain ways, like how we dress, what we eat, what we believe, and how we play.

You will choose a country to research and write about their culture.   You will present your findings in one… Continue reading

Reading Passage Practice: Black History

Reading Passage Practice: Answering Short Response Questions using RACEcec

Choose an African American figure from the articles we’ve read.  Using RACEcec, explain why he or she is an important figure in American history.

After reading the series of articles “Famous African Americans”, students chose one African American figure to write about.  After annotating the article of their choosing and selecting two pieces of text evidence that supported their opinion, students began to write their answer to the question using… Continue reading

Reading Passage Practice: Answering Short Response Questions using RACEcec

Reading Passage Practice: Answering Short Response Questions using RACEcec

Should Students Pay to Play?  Why or why not?

After reading the article “Should Students Pay to Play?”, students formed their opinion about whether school should be year-round or include a summer break.  After annotating the article and choosing two pieces of text evidence that supported their opinion, students began to write their answer to the question using the RACEcec strategy. 

Please completely answer the question on loose-leaf paper or… Continue reading

Vocabulary Homework: 1/28-2/1

Vocabulary Homework: 1/28-2/1

 

Text: The Athabascans

 

Weekly Vocabulary Words

 

  1. ancestors
  2. migrated
  3. plentiful
  4. preserve
  5. scarce

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Write the definitions of the five words. Put each word from your list into a complete sentence. Write at least one synonym and one antonym for each word on your list. Study for your vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

 

Reading Passage Practice: Answering Short Response Questions using RACEcec

Reading Passage Practice: Answering Short Response Questions using RACEcec

 

Should school be year-round?  Why or why not?

 

After reading the article “Should School Be Year-round?”, students formed their opinion about whether school should be year-round or include a summer break.  After annotating the article and choosing two pieces of text evidence that supported their opinion, students began to write their answer to the question using the RACEcec strategy.

 

Please completely answer the question on… Continue reading

Animal Brochure

BROCHURE DUE Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

Science/Social Studies/Literacy Task

 

Task:  You will choose and research one animal from Asia. (Ex: Giant Panda, Asian Elephant, Red Panda, Rhinoceros, Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Red Crowned Crane, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Saiga, Camel, Yak)

 

You may use the books in our library and on the computer to take notes about the following topics:

 

  • Appearance
  • Habitat
  • Diet
  • Life Cycle
  • Other Interesting facts

 

You will write your notes inside the… Continue reading

Vocabulary Homework: 1/14-1/18

Vocabulary Homework: 1/14-1/18

 

Text: Let’s Classify Organisms

 

Weekly Vocabulary Words

 

  1. resemble
  2. conduct
  3. complex
  4. structure
  5. wane

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Write the definitions of the five words. Put each word from your list into a complete sentence. Write at least one synonym and one antonym for each word on your list. Study for your vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

 

Vocabulary Homework: 1/7-1/11

Vocabulary Homework: 1/7-1/11

 

Text: Let’s Classify Organisms

 

Weekly Vocabulary Words

 

  1. similar
  2. classify
  3. organisms
  4. produce
  5. decay

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Write the definitions of the five words. Put each word from your list into a complete sentence. Write at least one synonym and one antonym for each word on your list. Study for your vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

 

Social Studies Continent Project

Social Studies Continent Project

 

Due: Monday 12/17/18

 

CHOICE 1: Research one continent and find the answers to the following questions:

 

  • Location: Where is the continent located?
  • Population: How many people live on this continent?
  • Land Mass: What is the size of the land?
  • Number of countries: How many countries make up this continent and what are the names of these countries?

 

Draw a map of the continent on white paper.  Draw and color carefully and… Continue reading

Vocabulary Homework: 12/10-12/14

Vocabulary Homework: 12/10-12/14

 

Text: At the Root of It

 

Weekly Vocabulary Words

 

  1. climate
  2. surface
  3. sturdy
  4. rely
  5. gust

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Write the definitions of the five words. Put each word from your list into a complete sentence. Write at least one synonym and one antonym for each word on your list. Study for your vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

 

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