Use Bounce to annotate webpages and copy and paste links to them in the comments section. Use these reading strategies:
Ask a Question
Find articles here (please don’t watch videos today — we’ll be bringing headphones and watching videos next week):
Go to this New York Times page and find the “Weather” box at the upper right hand corner and find an article you want to read that answers your questions about natural disasters.
Natural Disasters at Discover Magazine
Natural Disasters at The Guardian
Develop a dialogue between at least two people (you can have more) who are experiencing the natural disaster you wrote about in your essay.
Go to Google Story Builder and re-create it. Post the link in the comments section of this post.
Please type your natural disasters essay in a Word document, print out two copies of it, and then copy and paste it in the comments section of this post.
Please type your learning strategies essay in a Word document, and then copy and paste it in the comments section here. Or, you could make it into a PowerPoint with or without pictures. Upload your PowerPoint to Authorstream and copy and paste the link to your presentation in the comments section.
First, get your folder with all the materials on Natural Disasters.
Next, go to Purpose Games and register.
Then, create a multiple choice game with at least five questions. Publish it, and paste the link in the comments section of this post.
Go to this New York Times page and find the “Weather” box at the upper right hand corner.
Copy and paste three or four paragraphs — enough to be able to create at least ten “blanks” — and create a cloze in a Word document. Leave the answer words at the bottom, but not in the correct order. Follow these rules:
* Do not leave blanks in the first or last sentence.
* Make sure that there are “clue” words for the blanks — the aim is to teach, not trick.
Paste the cloze in the comments section. Print out two copies — one for a classmate to complete and the other to turn into Mr. Ferlazzo or Ms. Hull. Circle the clue words on the one you turn-in.
Go to A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters.
Spend a period going through the links, which include videos. Divide your paper into five sections, and write five facts about each of the natural disasters.
Next, go to Spaaze.
Create a Board, and these categories:
Write the five pieces of information you found on each disaster in a separate note, and write it in your own words under the category. Then get a picture to go with each of the pieces of information.
Paste the link to your Board in the comments section so you can go back and finish it.
Please type your essay in a Word document and copy and paste it in the comments section here.
Also, please print out a hard copy of your essay to bring to class on Monday.
Explore these resources on forest fires, and use this map to see how close the fire danger is to us.
Answer this question, using the ABC format (Answer the question: Back it up with a quote; make a Connection or Comment):
Are the numbers of forest fires increasing? If so, why?