• Our sixth unit is Informational Writing.  Our goal for the unit is that students will be able to independently use their learning to read, write, speak, and think critically.
    Text Features Review:
    Reading Strategy Checklist - Let students check those statements that reflect the strategies they use.
    Using a Table of Contents - a sample table is given with four questions to answer
    Note-Taking Skills:
    - BrainPop - Listening helps, but if you really want to learn, you have to write it down! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you how to take effective notes. Explore the ways note-taking focuses your mind and allows you to identify the main ideas of any lesson--while giving you a written document to study later. Find out why you shouldn't try to copy every word you hear, no matter how fast you write. Learn various time- and space-saving tricks to make your notes clearer and more useful. Techniques like shorthand and the Cornell System will help you get the gist of the lecture and keep up with what your teacher is saying. It's time you took note of the value of note-taking!
    - What's Copyright?
    - BrainPopWelcome to the exciting world of copyright! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you the basics of U.S. copyright law. First, you’ll find out what a copyright is, and learn which types of work it protects. You’ll also see some examples of the rights extended to the author of a creative work like a book, song, or piece of art. In addition, you’ll discover what happens to a copyright once it expires. Tim will also teach you a bit about fair use, which allows people to use copyrighted works without permission. It’s a tricky but really important subject, so log in and check it out!
    - Quetext - Check your paragraphs to see if you plagarized