Week of 4/20-4/24 Online Learning 2

Hello all! This week we’ll be having a few online Google hangouts so that you can interact and have some time to ask questions, see classmates, and do some learning. Read through the assignments for the week, and find the information to use for joining us below. Our class nickname […]


Coming next week: Google Meet/Hangouts 6

Next week, we’ll begin meeting twice a week online. Students should try to meet up on Monday and Wednesday, either in the morning (10:00-10:45 a.m.) or in the afternoon (1:15-2:00 p.m.). We will begin doing some activities, answering questions about assignments, and checking in on each other in these sessions, […]


Week of 4/13-4/17 assignments on iLearn

Check out ilearn for our assignments this week. You will need to log in with your school username(20… number) and password. Here is a model for steps 3 and 4, in case you had a hard time understanding. Also, check out this video from Stout’s staff members, including yours truly. […]


Grades Posted to Student Connect, Spring Break until April 13th

Hello all! I have just finished a marathon grading session and have input *almost* all of the grades for assignments we’ve had since we’ve been quarantined. If you’d like to see how much work you or your student have completed, please have them check their Student Connect. I’ll be ready […]


Assignments for Week of 3/30 – 4/3 2

Hi, everyone! I am sure that everyone is ready to get back to normal, as soon as possible. While we’re quarantined, I hope you’ve been able to spend more time with your immediate family, relax a bit, and keep a somewhat normal schedule. Remember what we read when studying sleep […]


Week of 3/23 Assignments 39

This week, students will be expected to do the following 5 assignments: Complete 8 metacognitive reactions by Friday (reading for 20 minutes per day). Create a new copy of the Online Meta Log and record your reactions and what the text says. Share your document with Mr. Melvin by Friday, March 27th at […]


Extra Credit for week of 3/16: Storyboardthat.com 2

Hello all! I hope you’re feeling well and adjusting to this new style of school. Check out the assignments for this week if you haven’t already. I’ve fielded lots of questions about creating Meta-Log Documents and Mentor Sentence documents, so I created this video, to explain those and also to […]


Week of 3/16 Online Learning 1

This week, students will be expected to do the following: –Complete 8 metacognitive reactions by Friday (reading for 20 minutes per day). Create a copy of the Online Meta Log and record your reactions and what the text says. Share your document with Mr. Melvin by Friday, March 20th at […]


Work while Stout is closed 12

Even though the schools are physically closed, we will continue to learn and show evidence of our learning online. Each week, you will have assignments posted on Sunday night. These assignments will need to be completed by Friday a 11:59 p.m. They may include ixl.com, vocabulary.com, newsela.com, ilearn.dearbornschools.org, or other […]


“Later Start Time” 5 Paragraph Essay Thesis and Resources

In class, we’ve been gathering evidence on whether or not high schools in Dearborn should start later, based on these high-quality sources. Students have shared their evidence with each other, and we used that to group pieces of text evidence together that are all making the same claim. Based on […]