We say no to FRACKING in North Carolina!

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06/11/2014

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05/06/2014

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Reader’s Response: Facebook Blues

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Informational Text, Reader's Response, Research | Posted on 04/25/2014

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According to a new study, emotions spread over social media can create a contagious effect. This week, we have discussed the effect of facebook on people’s moods. We have analyzed this article to open a class discussion. So, for this post you will state whether or not you agree with this finding and why.

Happy Earth Day

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Global Education, Teaching Ideas | Posted on 04/22/2014

Why do we celebrate Earth Day every year on April 22? This infographic will take you to the past and back to the present while providing you with great details.


Earth Day graphic produced by the Kars4Kids car donation program "Responsible vehicle recycling for future generations

Media Response: “Failure” Part II

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 04/10/2014

We have worked with this commercial to show your understanding of how you can integrate your kowledge of character traits and theme. Now, it’s time for you to determine the tome and the mood of this commercial. So the questions for this post are the following:
1) What is the tone of this commercial? Remember you can use more than one word to describe it.
2) What is the mood? Remember to explain why.

How to properly use apostrophes

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Teaching Ideas, Writing | Posted on 04/04/2014

Apostrophes The Story of Bob and Muffin
by MKayMann.
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Media Response: “Failure”

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 04/01/2014

In this unit, we have been learning about how to determine the theme in a story, poem, or passage.
Today, after watching this commerical and reading the script we had a class discussion around the tone, mood and the type of audience that creators wanted to target. So for this post, you will be answering the following:
1) What character traits can you infer from this commercial?
2) What is the theme of it?

Rules for Capital letter usage

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Teaching Ideas, Writing | Posted on 03/28/2014

Common Rules for Capital Letter Usage
by grammar.net.
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Reader’s Response: The Secret to Freedom

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Reader's Response | Posted on 01/24/2014

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In this text, Lucy was just a little girl when her parents were sold off the plantation where her family lives.  With no family other than her siblings, Lucy learned from his older brother Albert that their lives could be different thanks to a secret code displayed on a number of quilts. The code  was part of the Underground Railroad: a system to help slaves be free. Using the information from the quilts, Albert escapes leaving Lucy behind.  Lucy was afraid that he would be caught and she would never see him again. Until one day…things changed.

In this story, we learned through these characters about how important family bonding is,  how difficult it could be to make some decisions and the importance of never giving up.

This secret code was created by the slaves to find freedom. For this post, I want you to think about what code would yu create if you were in a situation like that? Would you use a quilt or something different? Provide a brief description of your code and how you would use it.

 

Reader’s Response: How Santa Lost His Job

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Reader's Response | Posted on 12/17/2013

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In this story, Santa lost his job due to his lack of planning skills. From the elves’ point of view, Santa wasted a lot of time and energy. Surprisingly, one of the elves had an idea to solve the problem. He created the “Deliverator” to replace Santa. This machine looked -at first- very promising until there was a problem…
After comparing and contrasting Santa versus the “Deliverator”, we discussed the pros and cons about replacing people by machines in the world we live in. So for this post, I want you to evaluate about the advantages and disadvantages about having Santa or the Deliverator.