Homework due Tuesday the 22nd/Wednesday the 23rd
Assignment 1 of 3:
Type a final draft of your Personality and Career Matchup Paragraph.
Here is the order of assignments to turn in at the beginning of class Tuesday/Wednesday:
Typed final draft (12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced)
Peer Editing Form
Assignment 2 of 3 (ongoing):
If you haven't already done so, complete TWO Achieve 3000 lessons of your choice over the break. Do the following for both articles by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8th:
Before Reading Poll: Answer the question (do NOT skip if you don't have enough information) and explain your answer in one sentence
Read the article
Write two summaries (two sentences each) at the middle and end of the article
Write three questions for a quiz on the article
Take the activity quiz
Make sure you write down the titles of your Achieve 3000 lessons, your quiz scores, and the dates you completed them on the handout you were given before break. If you were absent, find a digital copy of this handout on Google Classroom (or email me if you do not have access to Google Classroom).
Assignment 3 of 3 (ongoing):
If you want two whole months to finish reading, you have until Friday, Feb. 1st to get the book for your Independent Reading Project (IRP) approved. Use the break to search for a book rather than waiting until it is too late (absolute last day for approvals is Friday, April 12th).
A shortened list of rules for choosing your IRP book is below, but if you were absent you should look over the digital copy of the IRP handout on Google Classroom (or email me if you do not have access to Google Classroom).
Your IRP book ...
MUST have a single narrative (but can be either fiction or nonfiction ... no poetry, short stories, plays, screenplays, comic books)
MUST be age- and school-appropriate (no kiddie books!)
MUST be 200 or more pages
MUST be a stand-alone work (no prequels, sequels, other books in a series)
MUST NOT have any film, TV, or computer/video game tie-ins
MUST NOT be part of past or present curricula at Gertz or Merkin
MUST NOT be more than 100 points below your lexile level from the August test (instructions for determining this number below)
How do I get my book approved?
Provide me (in person or via email) the title and author of your book + screenshots of your lexile level and the book's lexile level. If no one else has already taken the book, it will be yours.
How do I find my correct lexile level?
You should've written it on the form I gave you at the beginning of the semester. If you've lost this paper, go to Achieve 3000's website. Log in to the class that has "Shimizu" and "LevelSet" in the title. Your lexile level will be shown as a horizontal green bar on the homepage.
What if I entered Gertz late and didn't take the LevelSet test in August?
If I haven't already assigned you a lexile level, email me to get your score. Otherwise, you may wait until after Jan. 14th to start your search.
What if I don't want to deal with all these rules?
If you select a book from the AP list attached as a link to this site (or on Google Classroom), or can produce proof of your book, you can ignore the ban on books with film adaptations, lexile levels 100+ points below your score, and pages less than 200.
What if I cannot find the lexile level of my book on lexile.com?
Try looking on the following sites: goodreads.com, bookwizard.net, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com ... If you still run into difficulty, you must bring the book in to me so I can look through it personally.