Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pompeii and the Q1 Exam - 10/14/2014

AGENDA - 10/14/2014
1. Take out your Study GuideNeed to look at a digital copy? It's HERE. If you lost your paper copy, NO WORRIES. You can still do your work today by looking at the digital copy on your Chromebook and answering questions by hand in your Composition Book.

2. Number your Study Guide questions. We are doing this so when we talk about the Study Guide, we can all be talking about the same number question. It should go like this...

Start at the top and number each question going down the first page, then flip over to the second page. You should end with the vocab at the end being number 21.

3. Get into groups of 1's, 2's, or 3's. For each group, decide for yourselves which of all these questions on the Study Guide are the THREE MOST CHALLENGING QUESTIONS.

4. Now that you have chosen your three questions, spend about 10-15 minutes doing your best work answering them. There's no sense spending a lot of time on easy questions. Focus on the challenging ones.

5. Fill out today's Class Survey.

6. Get started on TONIGHT'S HOMEWORK, if you have time.

  • The last opportunity for re-takes is tomorrow, 10/15, by 3:15 p.m.
  • The Q1 Final Exam is next Friday, October 17. Your presence next Friday is very importantStudy Guides were handed last Friday. Need another copy? It's HERE. The Exam will be offered Wednesday (10/15) at lunch and Monday (10/20) at lunch for those will be absent on Friday.
  • Spooky Stories - Are you turning in a spooky story for the contest? The last day to turn them in to Mrs. Coleman is THIS FRIDAY.

  • Read "The Destruction of Pompeii--Wrath of the Gods" once, silently to yourself. If the District Copy Center was successful, each student will get a paper copy of this article.
  • Read the article again, this time out loud to a family member.
  • OPTIONAL: Watch this short YouTube video on Pompeii (we will watch it in class on Wednesday).
  • Discuss with your family the following:
    • This Thursday is the Great Shake-Out, a big emergency disaster preparedness drill all across California. If you could go back in time and create an emergency plan for the people of Pompeii, what advice would you give them? Don't just say, "Hey, don't live below a volcano. Duh."
      The fact is, we live in earthquake country. Others live where there are hurricanes or tornadoes or massive snowstorms. Most Americans live where some form of natural disaster could occur, and you can't just tell them to simply "not live there." The point is to be prepared for when disaster does happen. So, what plan would you create for the families of Pompeii?
    • What plan do you and your family have in the event of a major earthquake here in California? Have you talked about what to do? Here are some resources from the state of California:
  • Study for your Q1 Exam. 

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