Thursday, January 8, 2009

January Assignments

Assignment #1: We are starting the new year by discussing author's purpose. To further your understanding of author's purpose, you will need to complete three activities on Compass Odyssey: one guided instruction and two quizzes.

Home access link: Refer to the student/parent instruction sheet for detailed access information.

If you can't access Compass Odyssey at home, you need to sign up to stay before or after school to use the school computers or use the time provided in class.

This assignment is due on 1/14 (A) 1/15(B). It should be completed before your scheduled class period like a normal assignment. We encourage you not to wait until the last minute.

Assignment #2: The second assignment is for the whole month of January. You will read five non-fiction selections of your choice and then add them to your semantic feature analysis. Here is the list of possible sources for non-fiction.

Bigchalk (see notes for username and password)
•Newspapers (
FCAT Explorer

Be sure to document all of the information for each selection in case you need to refer back to it.

We will collect this at the end of the month. The specific date will come later.