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Biomes

over 2 years ago

Due The end of  February, 2018

Choose a biome and and area of the world in which that biome is found. You must make a written report that includes the information talked about below on climate, animals and plants. You will also build a poster that show a food web in your biome. 

Climate

  1. Research that explains the seasons of the biome
  2. Write about the temperature and precipitation for the year in your biome.
  3. After your research discus how  weather patterns affect the plants and animals that live there?

5 Animals 

  1. Species and genus of each animal
  2. Physical characteristics: what does this animal look like?  Include size shape, adaptations for survival, coloring,
  3. Habitat
  4. Food Habits: predator/prey combinations
  5. Reproduction :gestation period and how they care for their young
  6. Economic importance for humans both positive and negative. (Why do we need this animal?)
  7. Human impact: How have humans altered or changed this animal’s habits.
  8. Interesting facts
  9. picture that is copied and pasted of each animal

 

5 Plants

  1. Species and genus of each plant
  2. Physical characteristics: what does this plant look like?  Include size, shape, and coloring, flower and leaf diagrams.
  3. Habitat:  Where is this plant located?
  4. Adaptation to the environment
  5. Reproduction: Germination seeding habits, how are other plants made?
  6. Economic importance for humans both positive and negative. (Why do we need this plant?)
  7. Human impact: How have humans altered or changed this plant’s habits.
  8. Interesting facts related to this plant
  9. A picture that is copied and pasted of each plant.

 

Species- is any group of animals that can reproduce themselves.

Ex: all kinds of house cats

Genus-  a grouping of animals with similarly related physical structure.

Ex: tiger and leopard all types of cats wild and domestic

Adaptation: particular body parts and or behavior that allows an animal to survive.

Habitat: where the animal lives

predator- an animal that eats other animals

prey- an animal that gets eaten by other animals

Reproduction: producing more of the same animal.

Gestation: the period of development from conception to birth.

Economic- making money or get money from selling animals, their parts, or by-products.

Species- is any group of plants that can reproduce themselves. 
Ex: all kinds of sunflowers

 Genus-  a grouping of plants with similarly related physical structure.

Ex: sunflower and black-eyed Susan

Adaptation: particular plants parts that allow a plant to survive.

Habitat: where the plant lives

Reproduction: producing more of the same plant.

Germination: is when seed or plant part begins to sprout and grow and new plant

 Economic- making money or get money from selling animals, their parts, or by-products.

Climate: Describe the whether cycle for a full year in your biome. Including precipitation, temperature and the length of each season.

Food Webs: You nee to describe who eats the plants, who eats the plants and animals, which animals eat just other animals, and what decomposers are in your biome.

Websites

Blue Planet Biomes

Biomes 2

Biomes 3

Excellent Biome information on climate. Solid, well defined information on plants and animals.

Reading level 8th grade

Virtual Biomes Zoologist

 

Water habitats, fresh water and Ocean

Oceans

Top site with superior information  on every biome. This site does a good job on of giving basic information on many plants and animals.

Reading level 8th grade

Great website for general information

Biomes and Habitats

Plants at the Biomes page

This site has great facts on biomes. The information on animals is wonderful. Pant information is not linked to its biomes.

Reading level 8th grade

Plants

Tropical Ocean Plants

River Plants

Desert Plants

Eco World

Excellent broad based information about plants but vary difficult to navigate unless you know the type of plant you are looking.

many reading levels

Earth's Floor

 Covers all of the biomes, climate, and ecology
Plants, Trees and ForestsGeneral information on Plants

8th grade reading level

Animal Identification and InformationExcellent detailed information on your animals once you know the proper name for searching the sites informational database.

Reading level 8th grade to 12th grade

Additional Resources
Biome MoviesSmall animated movies that talk about the basics of each biome.
Berkley Biome PageGreat information on biomes but lumps taiga, deciduous forest and rainforest all into one area called Forests.

12th grade reading level

Biomes with environmental concerns

Food webs and various kinds of Cycles

Wonderful general information about biomes. Excellent graphic pictures of various kinds of cycles inside a biome or ecosystem.

12th grade reading level

Great list of hot biome sitesEnormous number of links to additional websites with information about biomes, plants, or animals.

many reading levels

Biomes mapShow geographically where all the major biomes are now located.
Fantastic ForestEnjoyable interactive site for investigation of forest biomes

8th grade reading level

Make Animal DrawingsEach student who makes a drawing and emails it to Mr. Ewick or Mrs. Stone will earn an extra 10 Dollars.
 

 

Monday Question Grading Rubric- Alfred Wegener

Grade

Information

Sources

Conventions

A

Information is complete and presented without errors. Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color.

At least 3 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

3 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

B

Information is complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 2 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

5 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

C

Information is mostly complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

7 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

D

Information is not complete and may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and NOT in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

10 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

F

No Paper-  This is not acceptable, you will be asked to stay in at Lunch and after school until the Monday question is complete. 

 

If your child is entering my class this year please click on my email link below and send me a short message about what type of learner your child is and anything you wish me to know about her/him.

Russell Ewick Webmaster and Fifth Grade Teacher
 

Http://www.empire.k12.ca.us/glick/roome8/

Stroud Elementary School
400 Frazine Rd. Modesto, Ca. 95357
 (209)-577-3495
 rewick@ctap6.k12.ca.us     rewick@empire.k12.ca.us
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
  • Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Citation Machine

By Russ Ewick

Famous Scientist

over 3 years ago


FAMOUS SCIENTIST, INVENTOR, - LANGUAGE ARTS   

This assignment will be due September 30th.  

PLEASE READ THIS SHEET AND SIGN THE BOTTOM.

This project must include the following: (TOTAL OF at least 4 to 7 PAGES and 750 words)

Title Page  - Name of famous person, students name, due date. (10 pts.)   

Written Report  - Must be at least  750 words long, double spaced, one side of paper only.  The report must be in the child's own words. This report must have an introduction, body and conclusion. (50 pts.)

  • First paragraph about the person’s birth and early life.
  • Second paragraph about the person’s education
  • Next write about their own adult family.
  • Lastly and most import write in detail about the accomplishments they made.

Pictures  - At least two drawings, illustrations or pictures are required. These  pictures are to include at least one picture of the person and one picture of their accomplishments. (20 pts.)

Time Line  - Make a time line of this person’s life.  Include important facts (birth, education, successes, inventions, social life, death and any other important facts that you might include. (20 pts.)

Evaluation   -  You are to at least 250 words about the evaluation of this scientist's accomplishments including any long term effects of their accomplishments.  Predict how history would change if your scientist had not discovered or accomplished what was done, (20 pts.)            

Bibliography    - Three sources must be used. You must follow the bibliography form provided by your teacher. (20 pts.)

 

Total points for this project are : 200 points

 

Suggested time line:                                                                                            Date due

 

1) Week one

- Gather source and read about person  

Sep 13th

2) Week two

- Take notes on note cards (to be checked by teacher) Begin writing report (rough draft  due)  

Sep 20th

3) Week three

- Final Copy ink.

Sep 30th

By Russ Ewick

Alfred Wegener

over 3 years ago

Essential Question or Big Idea

How does the earth's surface change over time?

Focus Questions

What evidence did Alfred Wegener and others find to prove that the continents move slowly over time?

What have scientist discovered about the interior of the earth since Alfred Wegner time that shows how tectonic plates move?

What is the relationship between continental plates and earthquakes, volcanoes, and mid-ocean ridges?

You are to write a one page informational essay on the life of Alfred Wegener, his theory, and the importance of the theory to the history of the earth and the study of geology.

Expectations while your research:

·                Be sure to take notes as you review the web pages, and make sure you put the number of each of the websites next to the note.

·                You must have a Works Cited at the end of your paper. This means that you need to keep track of the places that you get info

        You may not cut and paste information that is not yours, this is plagiarism.

Assigned  Websites

1.  http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/wegener.html (Alfred Wegener

2. http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/index.html (Interactive learning site about the earth and plate tectonics)

3. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml (continental drift, Wegener, and animations)

4. http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html    About plate tectonics4.

5. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bowege.html     Alfred Wegener

  • Who is Alfred Wegener? (Mini Biography) (15 points)
  • What important theory did he discover? (15 points)
  • Describe this theory.  Tell me what it explained and how it is important to the geology of the Earth.( 20 points)
  • Describe the present day theory of Plate Tectonics in detail with information about how the plates move. (20 Points)
  • Draw and color a picture of this theory. Label the continents (10 points)
  • Works cited: Bibliography  (10 points)

Categorize each of your notes as Biographical, description of Wegners theory, proof of Wegners theory, characteristics of plate movement,

Below is an outline for and Exemplary Paper

 

Topic Sentence: (thesis statement)

Paragraph 1: Introduces the paragraph which explains why Alfred Wegner is important to our understanding of the earth. You might even put that during his time no one believed in his theory.

Body: (must include this information)

Paragraph 2: Alfred Wegener

Early childhood, family life, etc (personal information), education and schooling. Any interesting facts that you think will make your paper better.

Paragraph 3: What was Wegener’s Theory?

What evidence did he have that supported his theory?

Paragraph 4: What is the current theory of Plate tectonics?

Why is this theory important to the study of the history of the earth and geology?

Where do earthquakes, volcnoes, and mid-ocean ridges usually occur?

Conclusion

Paragraph 5: The conclusion should sum up your important main ideas.

Works Cited: This is the bibliographic information about where you got all of your information. You must have at least 3 sources of information.

 

How to make correct citations. 

Follow this form please!  Make sure that all of your citations are in alphabetical order.

 Book:  AUTHOR’S last name, TITLE (underlined) PLACE of publication, PUBLISHER, DATE of publication, PAGES used to get the information.

                 Apple, Victor, The Way They Play. New York. Dodd Mead and Company, 1982/ pp. 43-45

 Encyclopedia:  NAME of the article, NAME of the encyclopedia (underline).  YEAR .  VOLUME.  PAGES.

                  “Tides.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 1985. Vol. 22. pp/ 93-95

 Computer Programs:   TITLE (underline), Computer software company . Version number, PLACE of Company . YEAR. KIND of software (CD, disk, etc)

                 Math For Millions, International Math Council, Version 1.5, Chicago. 1999 CD rom.

 WWW:  Copy and paste the entire web address onto your paper.  Next to this, give a description of the cite;

                http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bowege.html : The life of Alfred Wegener

 

Monday Question Grading Rubric- Alfred Wegener

Grade

Information

Sources

Conventions

A

Theory is stated.  Information is complete and presented without errors. Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color.

At least 3 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

3 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

B

Theory is stated.  Information is complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 2 sources are used to document information.  Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question. (books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software)

5 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

C

Theory is stated.  Information is complete and presented but may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

7 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

D

Theory is stated.  Information is not complete and may contain some errors.  Information is restated in students own words.   Picture is accurate and NOT in color

At least 1 source is used to document information. (Books, internet sources, science book, encyclopedia, software) Sources are sited correctly at the end of your Monday Question

10 or fewer errors in spelling grammar and punctuation

F

No Paper-  This is not acceptable, you will be asked to stay in at Lunch and after school until the Monday question is complete. 

By Russ Ewick

EarthQuakes

over 3 years ago

What causes earthquakes?

Use the websites above and below to answer these questions:

  1. What are the three types of plate movement and what do they look like?
  2. How thick are the plates and how far do they move in one year?
  3. What is the earth made up of, explain the 3 major layers. 
  4. What is the ring of fire and what does it have to do with earthquakes?

*   Major Tectonic Plates of the World http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics/Maps/map_plate_tectonics_world.html

        *   Tectonic Plates http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html

        *    The Ring of Fire http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics/Graphics/framework.html

How often and why do earthquakes occur in California?

Use the websites above and below to answer these questions:

1.    Where do most of the earthquakes in California take place?

2.    Why do they take place in those areas?

3.    Why do so many earthquakes occur in California?

        *  Maps of recent earthquake activity in California and Nevada     http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm

        * Up-to-the-minute Southern California Earthquake map-  http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/scec/webquakes/ 

        *  Cool Earthquake Facts http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/

What needs to be done to prepare for earthquakes and how can you stay safe during one?

Use the websites above and below to answer these questions:

1.    What are the major dangers of earthquakes?

2.    What can you do to be prepared for an earthquake?

3.    List your suggestions to keep families safe in an earthquake.

4.    Make a list of supplies families should have on hand for all emergencies.

         *      Are you ready for an earthquake http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/ready.html

       *     Earthquake Safety Quiz http://www.firepals.org/FPQuizE.html

       *     Earthquake preparedness http://earthquake.usgs.gov/faq/prepare.html 
 
  1. Around 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener developed a theory called continental drift. He believed that about 225 million years ago, giant landmasses gradually shifted and broke apart to form the continents as we know them today. How many original "supercontinents" did Wegener's theory of continental drift assume?
  2. The Earth's crust is made up of a series twelve interconnected landmasses are called tectonic plates. What are the major plates that affect the United States? (scroll down and click through the "How Earthquakes Happen" animation)
  3. Check out this hazard map showing probability for earthquakes. Why do you think California has so many earthquakes but Florida doesn't? In what hazard zone is your home located?
  4. What is considered to be the most destructive earthquake in history? When did it occur, where was it, what was its magnitude and how many people died?
  5. What are the three basic types of plate boundaries? Describe each briefly.
  6. What are tsunamis, what causes them and how fast do they travel?
  7. What are the two types of energy waves created by an earthquake and how do they differ? Which type of wave travels faster?
  8. How much more energy is released by a 7.2 earthquake than by a 6.2 earthquake?
  9. What applications does seismology have besides measuring the magnitude and location of earthquakes?
  10. Where did most of the earthquakes happen last week?
  11. Can scientists predict earthquakes?
  12. How do scientists know where an earthquake actually occurred?

EarthQuakes in the last 12 years of magnitude  http://www.ncedc.org/ncedc/catalog-search.html

  • start_time=1996
  • end_time=2008
  • minimum_magnitude=5.0
Date       Time             Lat       Lon  Depth   Mag Magt  Nst Gap  Clo  RMS  SRC   Event ID
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1989/10/18 00:04:15.19  37.0362 -121.8798  17.43  7.00   ML   80  89    1 0.08 NCSN     216859 
1996/01/07 14:32:52.63  35.7618 -117.6458   9.90  5.10   Mw   15 142   12 0.10 NCSN   30093667 
1996/07/24 20:15:41.48  41.9087 -126.2343   2.82  5.70   Mw   75 270  178 0.13 NCSN   30114284 
1996/11/27 20:17:23.54  36.0937 -117.6255   6.58  5.10   Mw   16 236   16 0.05 NCSN     485893 
1997/01/22 07:17:16.81  40.2737 -124.3792  23.69  5.60   Mw   22 217    7 0.08 NCSN     492079 
1997/01/26 06:23:19.44  40.2813 -124.3965  22.26  5.20   Mw   19 230    8 0.11 NCSN     492691 
1997/09/21 12:36:27.11  41.5983 -126.2373   0.78  5.30   Mw   67 294  192 0.15 NCSN     521969 
1997/10/04 10:57:34.18  41.0528 -125.3433   7.17  5.50   Mw  139 245  106 0.15 NCSN     524039 
1997/10/26 10:44:06.41  41.0663 -125.3235   4.98  5.20   Mw  190 232  106 0.26 NCSN     528810 
1997/11/02 08:51:52.78  37.8787 -118.1660   9.05  5.30   Mw   40 252   27 0.10 NCSN   30148579 
1998/08/12 14:10:25.14  36.7545 -121.4615   9.11  5.10   Mw   78  35    4 0.19 NCSN   30190473 
1998/11/26 19:49:53.69  40.6232 -122.4080  24.21  5.10   Mw   32  45   11 0.20 NCSN   30207228 
1998/11/27 00:43:49.06  40.6737 -125.2922   4.87  5.40   Mw  157 254   84 0.26 NCSN   30207272 
1999/05/15 13:22:10.66  37.5297 -118.8172   5.62  5.50   Mw   30 112    6 0.04 NCSN   21014765 
1999/08/01 16:06:21.75  37.4008 -117.1153   0.04  5.70   Mw   53 229  103 0.17 NCSN   21066210 
1999/08/02 06:05:13.84  37.3732 -117.1770   2.96  5.10   Mw   55 242  106 0.07 NCSN   21040015 
1999/10/16 09:46:46.39  34.6028 -116.3380  24.00  7.00   Mw   48 216  132 0.21 NCSN   21059631 
2000/01/08 02:17:29.02  40.3900 -126.4790   5.00  5.50   Mw  264 256  182 0.40 NCSN   21076245 
2000/03/16 15:19:56.38  40.3887 -125.2385   5.55  5.70   Mw  139 228   77 0.29 NCSN   21086915 
2001/01/13 13:08:42.10  40.7557 -125.2445   2.61  5.40   Mw  155 233   83 0.26 NCSN   21143281 
2001/07/17 12:07:25.83  36.0127 -117.8663   8.68  5.20   Mw   15 177   19 0.06 NCSN   21181820 
2001/08/10 20:19:27.06  39.8112 -120.6167   6.99  5.20   Mw   76 111   35 0.34 NCSN   21188442 
2002/06/17 16:55:07.68  40.8098 -124.5520  18.06  5.20   Mw   63 225   41 0.16 NCSN   21231051 
2003/08/15 09:22:15.65  40.9787 -125.3573   8.52  5.00   Mw   82 251  103 0.19 NCSN   21299771 
2003/12/22 19:15:56.24  35.7005 -121.1005   8.70  6.50   Mw   58  71    5 0.07 NCSN   21323712 
2004/09/18 23:02:17.75  38.0095 -118.6785   5.49  5.55   Mw   50  55    6 0.08 NCSN   21396205 
2004/09/18 23:43:31.71  38.0112 -118.6775   7.01  5.15   Md   21  71    6 0.08 NCSN   30500747 
2004/09/18 23:43:41.79  38.0187 -118.6625  10.24  5.40   Mw   50 178    7 0.09 NCSN   30500748 
2004/09/28 17:15:24.25  35.8182 -120.3660   8.58  5.90   Mw   60  26    2 0.04 NCSN   30228270 
2004/09/29 17:10:04.03  35.9537 -120.5022  11.37  5.00   Mw   62  33    0 0.07 NCSN   21401069 
2004/09/29 22:54:53.93  35.3865 -118.6287   9.16  5.00   Mw   17 121   18 0.06 NCSN   21400816 
2004/09/30 18:54:28.84  35.9880 -120.5378  10.55  5.00   Mw   63  27    2 0.05 NCSN   21401170 
2005/06/15 02:50:51.69  41.2403 -125.9842   5.00  7.10   Mw  197 251  163 0.43 NCSN   21462362 
2006/07/19 11:41:43.46  40.2807 -124.4332  20.69  5.00   Mw   32 223   23 0.09 NCSN   21527987 
2007/02/26 12:19:54.48  40.6428 -124.8662   0.01  5.40   Mw   87 241   48 0.19 NCSN   40193932 
2007/05/09 07:50:03.83  40.3745 -125.0162   0.17  5.20   Mw   56 239   62 0.14 NCSN   51181705 
2007/06/25 02:32:24.62  41.1155 -124.8245   3.36  5.00   Mw  177 213   67 0.28 NCSN   51183469 
2007/10/31 03:04:54.81  37.4335 -121.7743  10.11  5.45   Mw  164  50    3 0.11 NCSN   40204628 
2007/11/19 20:32:47.00  43.5410 -127.5070  10.00  5.50   Mw   12 303  260 0.99 NCSN   40205861
2008/02/21 14:16:04.69  41.0770 -114.7520  17.00  6.28   ML   47 281  357 0.62 NCSN   51196838 
2008/04/26 06:40:10.95  39.5235 -119.9318   3.50  5.13   ML   33  93   10 0.16 NCSN   40216182 
2008/04/30 03:03:06.90  40.8358 -123.4968  29.13  5.40   Mw   33  36   20 0.14 NCSN   40216664 
2008/07/29 18:42:15.15  33.9318 -117.7627  13.96  5.40   Mw   26 101   32 0.16 NCSN   40221331 
2008/11/28 13:42:18.46  40.3902 -127.1033  20.21  5.90   Mw   76 278  235 0.30 NCSN   40226949 
2008/12/06 04:18:42.81  34.8228 -116.4060   8.67  5.10   Mw   13 113    7 0.15 NCSN   51212441  

5 or greater

 

Your paper must contain the following items.

  1. Title page must be Properly formatted with title, name, date, subject and teacher and an appropriate picture.
  2. Table of contents needs to list all main pages and their content
  3. You need a minimum of 750 to 1000 words for both pages.
  4. Illustrations or pictures must be spread throughout the report. If pictures are copied from the internet then their should be a caption or footnote acknowledging where they came from contained in your works cited page.
  5. Works cited must be properly formatted as noted below..

TITLE Page (5 pts)

Human and Economic impact(10 pts)

TABLE OF CONTENTS (5 pts)

EXTRA CREDIT  for endangered, USA, Ca. or Stanislaus county animals

Information (45pts)
Conventions (15 pts)

 

OVERALL GRADE

ILLUSTRATIONS(10 pts)

 

WORKS CITED(10 pts)

 

Rubric for Content

Grade

Information 35 pts

Conventions 15pts

Presentation Design

A

The Best Writers

The BEST writers always have a clear idea of what to write about. The Best writers always introduce the topic in CLEAR and INTERESTING ways.  Uses the 5 senses, physical description to identify people, places, objects, background and actions. There is always a clear conclusion in this writing

The best writers always checks for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. They edit before they re-write the final draft.  The reader rarely sees these kinds of errors in a well written paper

Slides are arranged in a logical and thoughtful manner that leads the viewer on a journey that will help through the view of both pictures and words to understand the historical information you are presenting. Each presentation should have many pictures and animations with a clear summary of the most important points. All presentations will have at least on hyperlink to the internet.

B

Capable Writers

 (Adequate achievement but with a little planning and work it could be better!) Capable writers identify the topic and write a good introduction.  They are interested in the topic but sometimes the writing is unbalances and needs a little work, but the reader can understand what is written. Not as much detailed descriptions contained in the writing.

The reader occasionally finds spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, but the errors don't interfere with understanding the writers paper. This writer needs to practice writing every day to get better.

Slides are arranged in a fairly logical and thoughtful manner that leads the viewer on a journey that will help through the view of both pictures and words to understand the historical information you are presenting. Each presentation should have many pictures and animations with a  fairly clear summary of the most important points. All presentations will have at least on hyperlink to the internet.

C

Almost Writes

 (some evidence of achievement but by 6th grade, this is not great)

Writer is usually unorganized, rambles on, and has little meaningful pattern to the writing assignment.  Does not restate or clarify.  Most of the time, this writer has NOT done a pre-write or brainstormed ideas, words, or conclusions.

 

The reader continually finds spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.  The paper is readable, but there are so many errors that the reader is confused or struggles to get through the whole paper. This writer needs practice in the whole writing process!

 

D

Limited Writer

No topic identified

Little meaningful information

Very poorly organized

 

The reader is bothered by many spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. It is apparent that the student has very little understanding of Standard English.

 

F

No Paper-  This is not acceptable, you will be asked to stay in at Lunch and after school until the Monday question is complete. 

How to make correct citations.
Follow this form please!  Make sure that all of your citations are in alphabetical order.

Book:  AUTHOR’S last name, TITLE (underlined) PLACE of publication, PUBLISHER, DATE of publication, PAGES used to get the information.
Apple, Victor, The Way They Play. New York. Dodd Mead and Company, 1982/ pp. 43-45

Encyclopedia:  NAME of the article, NAME of the encyclopedia (underline).  YEAR .  VOLUME.  PAGES.       
 “Tides.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 1985. Vol. 22. pp/ 93-95

 Computer Programs:   TITLE (underline), Computer software company . Version number, PLACE of Company . YEAR. KIND of software (CD, disk, etc)
Math For Millions, International Math Council, Version 1.5, Chicago. 1999 CD rom.

WWW:  Copy and paste the entire web address onto your paper.  Next to this, give a description of the cite;
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bowege.html : The life of Alfred Wegener

 

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"Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

By Russ Ewick