Please follow these steps to complete this challenge:
1. Read the article and answer the quiz questions.
2. Watch the video on 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands
Modifiers are words, phrases, and clauses that add information about other parts of a sentence—which is usually helpful. But when modifiers aren’t linked clearly enough to the words they’re actually referring to, they can create unintentional ambiguity.
#1 Read this teaching page to look over some modifier examples.
#2 Watch this TED Ed video and take detailed notes about modifiers and their placement and navigate the sticky world of misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers.
#3 Make a visual explaining modifiers with examples of how they are used. Also include your own sentence with a misplaced modifier and then correct the sentence so that the reader understands the meaning.
Challenge: Do more research about misplaced, dangling and squinting modifiers. Include what you learned in your visual.
1. Draw a picture on paper or using an app on your iPad. Start with something simple like an animal. I drew this cow using Drawing Pad. Take a picture of your drawing or take a screenshot.
2. Go to Safari and type in bitsbox.com and in the upper right corner select “kids sign in” and use your Westside Google Account to sign in
3. From there, the video below should walk you through the steps.
Pre-Testing in math is more than just a way to separate your students into two groups for a unit: those who already know it and those who don’t. The data collected from a pre-test should inform your instruction for the unit and help you to adjust your plans…move quicker, skip it, do a more creative activity, etc. For more information on quality pre-tests, check out Byrdseed Six Traits of Quality Pre-Assessments.
image taken from https://www.mathsisfun.com/data/mean-deviation.html
Step 1: Make a Copy of this Spreadsheet by clicking the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ndcgCZ1EeVcKausxtkmBkONVfCeilbQNE6ukdUCWYk8/copy
Step 2: Watch the video below and complete the steps shown in the video on your own spreadsheet.
NOTE: This mini-spark can be used as 1 spreadsheet lesson for the Spreadsheet Superstar Badge.
Choose a book that you have recently read and enjoyed!
Create a script using the link below as a guide.
Choose at least two people and read your 1-hand book review to them.
Share your review with your teacher or the EY coordinator in your building.
Pictured above is one of my favorite poets – Amanda Gorman. In the picture, she is reading a poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden! And, she is just 22 years old!!
Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer! She has written for the New York Times and has three books forthcoming with Penguin Random House.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began writing at only a few years of age. Now her words have won her invitations to the Obama White House and to perform for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Al Gore, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, and others.
In 2017, Amanda Gorman was appointed the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate by Urban Word – a program that supports Youth Poets Laureate in more than 60 cities, regions and states nationally. She is the recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and is the youngest. board member of 826 National, the largest youth writing network in the United States.
Click on the link below to watch Amanda Gorman read her poem “Talking Gets Us There”.
HERE’S YOUR CHALLENGE: WRITE A POEM OF YOUR OWN!!
Go to https://www.poetry4kids.com/ to explore! Click on the “Poems” tab to read poems others have written to help you gain some inspiration!
Under the “Lessons” tab, you’ll find poetry lessons, as well as a rhyming dictionary!!
Submit your poem in the comments below.