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Mr. Donelson’s ELA Class: Class Novel

Posted by Dale Donelson on April 21, 2020 in Class News |

We will be working with Mrs. Thompson’s class on a class novel. Please join her Learn Course. The enrollment code is v37xp3

More details will be shared on Wednesday’s Google Meet Session – it may be through my own Google Meet or through a combined Google Meet.

UPDATE: Google Meet with Mr. Donelson will be possibly be this Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Everything will be explained at that point how we will integrate things.

To get there:

go to google.meet.com

Name of Session is: thompsonela (all lower case)

We will be meeting as an ELA Class via Google Meet at 10AM every Monday and Wednesday

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Week of April 20

Posted by Dale Donelson on April 20, 2020 in Class News |

Hello,

This week we will begin having live Google Meet Sessions at Scheduled times for each Subject. Please see the schedule below for the specific area. We will have a quick “Greeting” and check in with one another and discuss what will be happening in the future for our classes. Please click on one of the links below, at one of the times, to join a Google Meet Session.

Geography: 11am

https://meet.google.com/cur-sbum-qjs?hs=122

ELA: 1:15pm

https://meet.google.com/cur-sbum-qjs?hs=122

Agenda for today:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rSBYEKc-kTjw73bHUsQkYFfiPPS9UZKvvplOij9IeIU/edit

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Week of April 13

Posted by Dale Donelson on April 13, 2020 in Class News |

MobyMax: 90+ minutes

IXL: ELA Class

Q: Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. 1Choose the synonym
  2. 2Find synonyms in context
  3. 3Choose the antonym
  4. 4Find antonyms in context

R.Homophones

  1. 1Use the correct homophone
  2. 2Which definition matches the sentence?
  3. 3Which sentence matches the definition

IXL: ELA

IXL: Geography Class

Y.The Middle East: society and environment

  1. 1Region profile: the Middle East

Z.Asia: society and environment

  1. 1Region profile: East Asia
  2. 2Country profile: China

CNN10: Watch the attached videos :

April 14 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/13/cnn10/ten-content-tues/index.html

April 8 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/cnn10/ten-content-thurs/index.html

See the attached link: REMEMBER TO MAKE A COPY – Don’t use the original shared – Make a copy (you can only view mine) and then share it with myself for each video … https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lEER5_p-hSAjnsEaogvvq7Y-cUMBiSGsoyq94D_h2pw/edit

Article of the Week: ” Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too! – please write your answers in a new google document , label it ” Your name and Title of Article “.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hhqiy0k3Wsq8JN6axxc-CmhAsZzx9bHJyoybzw5pOW8/edit

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Week of March 30

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 29, 2020 in Class News |

MobyMax: 90+ minutes

IXL: ELA Class

  • Reading Strategies :
  • D: Text Structure
  1. 1Compare and contrast
  2. 2Match causes and effects in informational texts
  3. 3Match problems with their solutions
  4. 4Identify text structures

Geography Class

Supply and Demand

  1. 1Understand quantity supplied and quantity demanded
  2. 2Understand overall supply and demand
  3. 3Create and use supply and demand curves
  4. 4Identify shortage and surplus
  5. 5Identify shortage and surplus with graphs
  6. 6Identify shortage and surplus with data

CNN10: Watch the attached videos :

March 25 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/cnn10/ten-content-weds/index.html

March 26 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/cnn10/ten-content-thurs/index.html

See the attached link: REMEMBER TO MAKE A COPY – Don’t use the original shared – Make a copy (you can only view mine) and then share it with myself for each video … https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lEER5_p-hSAjnsEaogvvq7Y-cUMBiSGsoyq94D_h2pw/edit

Article of the Week: ” ” – please write your answers in a new google document , label it ” “Rhianna: Growing up in Barbados, School was a grind. But I was lucky.” and share it with myself. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1veNGn5xgMHxBNUnC0PmoMIY2IU6rnBKg


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Week of April 23

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 23, 2020 in Class News |

MobyMax: 90+ minutes

IXL: ELA Class

  • Reading Strategies :
  • E. Literary Devices
  1. 1Identify sensory details
  2. 2Identify the narrative point of view

Geography Class

  1. 3Identify and select countries of the Caribbean
  2. 4Name countries of the Caribbean
  3. 5Identify and select countries of South America
  4. 6Name countries of South America

CNN10: Watch the attached videos :

March 23 : https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/cnn10/ten-content-mon/index.html

March 24 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/cnn10/ten-content-tues/index.html

See the attached link: REMEMBER TO MAKE A COPY – Don’t use the original shared – Make a copy (you can only view mine) and then share it with myself for each video …

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vDfZsf6oClQ2DhBPcFWCDB1TiZtabitbYLbs6hxXo1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Article of the Week: “Rhianna: Growing up in Barbados, School was a grind. But I was lucky.” – please write your answers in a new google document , label it ” “Rhianna: Growing up in Barbados, School was a grind. But I was lucky.” and share it with myself.

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1veNGn5xgMHxBNUnC0PmoMIY2IU6rnBKg

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Week of March 16: Update

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 20, 2020 in Class News |

Good morning,

I hope all of you have had a relaxing and safe week. I will be looking to check all work assigned this week sometime today. I will post next week’s assignments sometime on Sunday. This will be the routine. Assign on Sunday / check on Friday. If you could please send me a quick email letting me know that you are receiving the blog information and understand and are working on assignments, it will give me a better idea of how many students have access to a computer and are able to use links / complete assignments. A quick “hello” – if you have any questions, please feel free to let me know so that we can rectify the situation.

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Week of March 16

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 17, 2020 in Class News |

MobyMax: 90+ minutes

IXL: ELA Class

  • Reading Strategies :
  • A : Main Ideas – 1. Determine the main idea
  • B: Theme – 1. Match the quotations with their themes 2. Determine the themes of the short stories
  • L: Creative Techniques 1. Use Personification

Geography Class

  • T. The Americas: Geography
  • 1. Identify and select countries of Northern and Central America
  • 2. Name countries of Northern and Central America

CNN10: Watch the attached videos :

March 12 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/cnn10/ten-content-thurs/index.html

March 13 – https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/cnn10/ten-content-fri/index.html

See the attached link: REMEMBER TO MAKE A COPY – Don’t use the original shared – Make a copy (you can only view mine) and then share it with myself for each video …

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vDfZsf6oClQ2DhBPcFWCDB1TiZtabitbYLbs6hxXo1Y/edit?usp=sharing

Article of the Week: The New Rules of Communicating in the Digital Era – please write your answers in a new google document , label it ” The New Rules of Communicating in the Digital Era” and share it with myself.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zKbz8SJr2beKxXizWzYkBz6I_fzvb1gW/view?usp=sharing

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NEWSELA Acct

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 17, 2020 in Class News |

Newsela:

Sign up class code for ALL students: https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/4NBES3

Use the following code to sign up for Newsela: Once I assign an article, you will then be able to read it and complete the questions at the end.

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Remote Learning / IBlog Use

Posted by Dale Donelson on March 17, 2020 in Class News |

Hello,

To begin, I hope all of you are are doing well and taking all the precautions necessary to keep yourself safe and informed in regards to the current situation. In the meantime, I will be using my Blog site to give you information about programs we will be using.

Currently, we have all students signed up for:

MobyMax – each student has been sent a link to access and have been asked to complete approximately 90+ minutes per week

IXL: – I will be assigning certain topics weekly ( Certain ones for my ELA class, others specifically for my Social Studies class)

Newsela: I am currently trying to set up a Newsela acct – I will either pass along information on how to access and use this program, or I will post the article as well as the assignment / quiz for each article

CNN10 – I will be sharing specific dated videos along with a notes sheet to fill out as you watch the videos – I will be assigning @ 2-3 videos a week – please use the google doc I will be sharing (make sure you “make a copy”of it for your own use for each new video and share it with me to be able to turn in when you are complete.)

Article of the Week: I may also be posting an Article of the Week for the students to read and respond to using, again, a google doc. and share it with me.

In using these programs / sites, Im hoping the students will continue their learning process in absence of being able to attending school.

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Week of September 9

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 9, 2019 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

– continue “Quality World” Project – booklet
* due Friday, September 13
– The World: Continents, Oceans and Seas
– Introduction: 5 Themes of Geography

This week in ELA , we will:

Monday: complete NWEA Reading testing
Tuesday: Coat of Arms Presentations

– Introduction to Narrative Reading

  • Basic Story Vocabulary – plot, characters, conflict, setting)
  • Elements of Plot – rising action, climax, falling action, resolution)

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