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    We try not to call it homework--we prefer BRAINFOOD! I strive to maintain this on a daily basis, but I'm susceptible to the "tyranny of the moment." If you don't see a post and you are concerned that you or your child is missing out on the joy of our work, please drop me an e-mail or give me a call--I don't mind.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    posted Apr 17, 2014, 10:31 AM by Todd Macon

    • Today's Learning Targets:

      • AC: I can add a visual element, particularly a map, to my research paper.

      • Humanities: I can read deeply in order to define key terms and new words.
    • Tonight's Brainfood:
      • Print your final draft of your research paper with your title page and works cited page.
      • Remember your Chaco Field Study permission form.
      • Re-read your seminar reading on Globalization and choose two key terms to bring to discussion. Reading has been shared with you.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    posted Apr 17, 2014, 10:26 AM by Todd Macon

    • Today's Learning Target: I can proofread a peer’s paper for pronoun abuse, spelling errors (homonyms), capitalization, comma usage, and awkward sentences.

    • Tonight's Brainfood--Have a parent proofread your rough draft.


    Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    posted Apr 17, 2014, 10:23 AM by Todd Macon

    • Today's Learning Targets:

      • AC: I can create a works cited page to list my research sources.

      • I can proofread a peer’s paper for pronoun abuse, spelling (homonyms), capitalization, comma usage, and awkward sentences.
    • Tonight's Brainfood:
      • Complete your works cited page.

    Monday, April 14th, 2014

    posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:44 AM by Todd Macon

    Today's Learning Target:
    • I can write a conclusion that summarizes my paper and proves my thesis statement.


    Tonight's Brainfood: Complete your final body paragraph and your conclusion for your rough draft.

    Writing a Conclusion Paragraph Builder

    Writing Your Conclusion


    Thursday, April 9th, 2014

    posted Apr 10, 2014, 4:01 PM by Todd Macon

    Today's Learning Target: 
    I can build body paragraphs by "bouncing" off of, analyzing, and responding to direct quotations.

    Tonight's Brainfood:
    Complete your first body paragraph on your rough draft document of your research paper.

    Body Paragraph Builder


    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

    posted Apr 10, 2014, 3:58 PM by Todd Macon

    Today's Learning Target: I can set the tone and theme for my paper with a clear and specific thesis statement.
    I can convey the structure of my paper to my reader with an organized introduction.

    Tonight's Brainfood: Write you introduction on a new document titled Name Rough Draft Research Paper.

    Thesis Builder

    Essay Introduction Paragraph Builder


    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:09 PM by Todd Macon

    Please remember that we have a Chaco Field Study planning meeting on Wednesday at 5:30.

    Today's Learning Targets:
    • AC: Note-taking; I can find direct quotations and basic facts for my paper.

    • Hum: I can organize the main ideas of my topic into an outline or graphic organizer for my paper. I can write a thesis statement that states my opinion for my introduction.

    Tonight's Brainfood:
    Complete your Subtopic Outline that we began in class today.


    Monday, April 7th, 2014

    posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:07 PM by Todd Macon

    Today's Learning Targets:
    • AC: I can find two sources for my paper using a database.

    • Hum: I can find direct quotations and basic facts for my paper.


    Tonight's Brainfood: Complete your research, note-taking, and finding of direct quotations for at least two sources.

    Friday, April 4th, 2014

    posted Apr 4, 2014, 10:49 AM by Todd Macon

    • Today's Learning Target: I can identify plagiarism. I can select important information and direct quotes for my research paper.


    Brainfood: Please bring in your library card on Monday so that we may access their database for research.

    Thursday, April 4th, 2014

    posted Apr 4, 2014, 10:44 AM by Todd Macon

    Today's Learning Target: I can compare and contrast the Age of Exploration and the Digital Age to se how globalization has changed over time.

    No Brainfood tonight.

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