Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Culture Vulture Researched Response exemplars

Here are two Culture Vulture exemplars! Instructions can be found in the ELA 10 Google Drive folder

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Research Paper: final draft example

Here's an example of MLA swag. Emulate, and flaunt your fine formatting.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2/4 ELA Predictive Test #2

Student Login Information

Website: http://www.ati-online.com

Click on “K-12 Student-Parent Center”

Login: bpsStudentID (ex: bps123456)

Password: YYYYMMDD (student’s birthday in this format)

Find the ELA 10 test, password is ELA1004

Monday, January 26, 2015

1/26 Research Reflections

1) use "date range" for Google search, especially if there is a film adaptation of your novel

2) Gale "Novel for Students," CRITICAL OVERVIEW

3) find the one quality sentence in an otherwise plot/character summary article

Friday, January 23, 2015

Poetry Out Loud Laureates

A huge congratulations to all who bravely recited their poems. This is one of the hardest parts of ELA 10, and we are honored with how you gave voice to these words.

Here are our classroom winners:

  • Hei Sin Leung
  • Saran Inniss
  • Lila Hernandez
  • Rhonandhoh Abraham
  • Megan McLean
If these winners are unable, or unwilling, to represent on Friday, January 30th, we may select alternates by Monday, January 26.

1/23 Research Paper classwork (intro on research sources)

Welcome to the ELA 10 research paper!

Today, you will accomplish the following tasks:
1) register for an Evernote account
2) log into BPL.org Electronic Resources using library card and pin
3) reserve author biography and Bloom Guide from BPL.org
4) search JSTOR for quality articles

NOTE: if you do not have a library card # or pin, this MUST be remedied ASAP

Task 1

  • https://evernote.com/
  • check to see if you already have an account, otherwise sign up!
  • notice the elephant icon added to your chrome toolbar

Task 2

NOTE: older books will have more articles from these categories. Newer books will require a search of "general" and "k12" for newspaper and magazine
  • search your novel title, using quotation marks
  • click "full text" to limit search results

Task 3

  • use the BPL search bar to find book length biographies of your author
  • search for "title of novel" and "bloom" to find books of critical articles

  • search for "title of novel" and "understanding" to find books of historical context

  • write down the call # of books so you can check the shelves as there may be other books waiting for you to find! 

Task 4

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

EXTRA CREDIT Civil Disobedience essay

You (and up to three friends) are invited to compose an Extra Credit essay. The topic is Civil Disobedience, and you must connect the story of Antigone, the essay of Thoreau, the letter of Dr. King, and the action of OB students regarding MBTA student passes.

Body 1 (Thoreau, King, or Antigone)
Body 2 (King, Antigone, or Thoreau)
Body 3 (Antigone, Thoreau, or King)

Sample Thesis: 
As shown through ________, civil disobedience is __________  for society to ____________.

3 written pages
MLA formatting (cover page, Works Cited)
printed copy due 1/30 @2pm