Friday, June 19, 2015

Schedule for Last Week of School

Because of the extension in the school year, there has been some confusion about the last week of school.  For ELA class, our schedule will look as follows:

Monday, June 22nd
  • Full Day of Classes
  • Field Days During Specials Classes
  • Peer Evaluation of Projects in ELA and Time for Editing and Revision
Tuesday, June 23rd
  • Full Day of Classes
  • Submission of Final ELA Projects 
  • Self-Reflection

Wednesday, June 24th
  • Full Day of Classes
  • Field Trip for Some Students to Ithaca Science Center
  • Special Saying Goodbye to Seventh Grade Activity in ELA
Thursday, June 25th
  • Half Day of Classes
  • Moving Up Ceremony for 8th Grade
  • Specials as Usual and Then an Activity in Your Second Period Class Until Dismissal

Monday, June 15, 2015

Creating a Refernce Page

Every project needs to have a reference page.  Use the sample citations below as a guide.

Using Your Own Words When Creating Your Final Project

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the theft of words, ideas, concepts, images, or research without giving appropriate credit to the creator of that content.  Plagiarism can be intentional or unintentional but the result is the same.  Think of it this way,

Plagiarism can be avoided by using direct quotes.  By putting the information in direct quotes and citing the author then you are avoiding taking credit for someone else's work.  For our project, an even better method is to paraphrase. See the example below.

theft of words, ideas, concepts, images, or research. Plagiarism is using another's
ideas, results, or images without giving appropriate credit to that person; therefore, giving the
impression that it is your own work. Whether you copy verbatim or simply rephrase the ideas

Monday, June 8, 2015

Double the Students of the Week

Because the continued improvement in academic excellence in 7th grade ELA, we have TWO Students of the Week for each section.

2nd Period - Ramo A. and Jeffrey W.
5th Period - Jason C. and Kendra O.
6th Period - Jalen H. and Dreon S.
8th Period - Amiran A. and Navaeh F.