I’d like you all to welcome our student teacher, Beth Kercher! She’s here from Antioch University in Seattle. She’ll be in our class from now until the end of March. After ten years of working as an environmental scientist, she decided to pursue her lifelong interest in teaching and follow the path toward obtaining a credential. We are so happy her path led to us!
There is only one climax per book.
As you try to think about what the resolution for the story might be, go back and look at the problem. What was the problem? The resolution is how the problem got solved. (It has the word "solution" in it.) By the way, the problem and resolution should give you insight into what kind of conflict is going on.
Orals shouldn't run more than ten minutes. That's why we don't spend much time on rising or falling action. Maybe a minute each is enough!
The next oral for the second trimester is a poster. The rubric is on the website here. There are samples from last year you can look at in the classroom.
Diet Coke and Mentos
Greek alphabet song
From Education Week--According to the latest research, the two best predictors of college success are not grades and intellectual ability. Number one is “conscientiousness” (dependability, perseverance, work ethic). Number two is “agreeableness” (interpersonal skills, getting along with other people, working well in groups).
From what I’ve observed, I would say the same is true for life after college—jobs and careers, marriage and family life. Success comes more easily for people who are willing to work hard and who are able to cooperate with other people.