Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What is Sportsmanship?

Sportsmanship is defined as:
  • Playing fair
  • Following the rules of the game
  • Respecting the judgment of referees and officials
  • Treating opponents with respect
     From Growing up Well
Read the Article :  What Is Sportsmanship?
Analyze in detail how an author's ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).

The Text
Questions: I think . . .
Questions I know . . . I Infer
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What is the author’s purpose for placing this in the article?

The author shared, Sportsmanship Off the Field

Learning good sportsmanship means finding that the positive attitude learned on the field carries over into other areas of life. At school, for example, you're able to appreciate the contributions made by classmates and know how to work as part of a team to complete a project. You may enjoy more success at work as well, because a big part of learning good sportsmanship is learning to be respectful of others, including customers and coworkers.

Check out the video:Cam Newton throws Seahawks '12th Man' flag during victory lap. Was that Sportsmanlike? Treatment of the 12th man-flag

Read Sarah's letter: Why did she write the rebuttal?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ungifted_Gorman Korman

Ungifted by Gordon Korman is one of the Battle of the Books Bookrags.com/
Questions (I think . . .)
Connections ( I know, I infer)
“Unearthed”, narrated by Donovan (IQ: 112) As he describes the reasons for his being placed in detention (broadcasting his jokingly negative opinion about an important basketball game over his school’s PA system), Donovan also describes how his life and character are defined by an irresistible drive to be spontaneous, rebellious, and a little dangerous.

Writer's Notebook Entries (Spiral Notebook) Mon-Thurs
What connections have you made in this book to real life experiences?
Who is your favorite character? Why?
What were you wondering about as you read the story?
How has the character changed in the story?

Questions for Ungifted
  1. In the book, what did Janey do in moments of stress? p. 52
  2. In the book, Ungifted, by Gordon Korman, what did Chloe say about Donovan to Daniels?
     p. 58
  3. In the book, who was hunting Donovan? p. 60
  4. In the book, Ungifted, by Gordon Korman, what did Mr. Osborne think naming the robot did? p. 64
  5. In the book, Ungifted, by Gordon Korman, what did the principal think about Donovan at first? p. 66
  6. In the book, how long total do you have to do human growth development? p. 66
  7. In the book, when was the first time Noah laughed? p. 70
  8. In the book, what did Chloe like about Donovan? p. 73
  9. In the book, what did Mr. Osborne think about Donovan's smarts? p. 62
  10. In the book, what did Donovan think the problem with the robot was? p. 75
Select 2 text samples from the book and respond to it by questions or connections.

Text Questions I think  . . . Questions I infer

Ungifted BookRaggs

Friday, January 15, 2016

Pete Carroll ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’


Article of the Week: 'They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’ Pete Carrol's Creation
Read the article: Pete Carroll’s creation: ‘They’re not just football players, they’re Seahawks’
From the text, Carroll has long created a feeling that his team is exceptional. His players don’t just think they are good. They think they are a unique, different breed than the rest of the NFL.

How does he do that? Include the word “grit” in your example.
Here are student samples:
Pete Carroll wants his team to be different than the other NFL teams by having grit. His team is different than the other teams they’re unique and they think they are also. Also Pete Carroll said, “It’s not beating the other person but being your best self.” And that is true. Jay

I think that Pete Carroll has a lot of grit because he has been through things just like in the article they are looking for someone that is unique, By the way that they think, play, or even just to look intimidating. Jacob
Paired Reading:
5 Fast Facts You Need to Know About Pete Carroll 

Monday, January 11, 2016

My Life in Dog Years_Gary Paulsen

1/6/16 Fifth Period Group Selected Gary's Book, My Life in Dog Years
Students shared, "I like dogs and I know all the stories."Aidan. "Because it seems like a really good book and I really like dogs."Tobin "Because it seems like a good book."Jason
Previous Reading Group selected My Life in Dog Years 1/8/14
You can read the book online, thank to a student that located this site. Thanks Navin.  My Life in Dog Years

QAR Questions

QAR Resources
Students were introduced to the following
type of questions while reading our text.
See the example Question Answer Relationships 
Begin with the open-ended questions.
  • Right There (Easy to Find): Who What Why Where When and How
  • Think and Search (Answer located in more than one sentence): Main Idea, Compare and Contrast
Move toward Questions to go with the text. 
  • Author and Me (Answer is implied): Author's ideas or opinions
  • On My Own (Use own experiences to answer the questions: Infer
Right There Questions then one question from Think and Search, Author and You, and On My Own
Right There Questions
  • Who_____?
  • What_______?
  • Where________?
  • When_________?
Think and Search
  • Why_____?
  • What cause_______?
  • Tell me in your own words ________?
  • What happened first, second or third?
  • What are the characteristics of _______?
  • Characters/Setting/Problem/Events/
  • Solution?
Author and You
  • What can you infer about ____’s feelings in this section of the text?
  • What do you predict will happen next?  Why do you think so?
  • The setting is never stated but where do you think the story is taking place?
  • Why______?
  • What if _______?
  • What does the author mean when ______?
  • Tell me the most important reason_______?
  • What are the themes of this text?
  • Tell me the biggest problem_______?
On My Own
  • Do you think_____?
  • How would you____?
  • Which is better______?
  • Would you agree that______?
  • Were you ever ____?
  • In your opinion _____?
  • Would it be better if _____?
QAR Questions
Right There Questions
Think and Search
Author and You
On My Own