There’s a way you can take a full practice test before the real version comes to our school next month. I just tried it and it’s awesome because it literally mimics everything you will have to do, from start to finish. I think you will be a bit surprised at the level of difficulty of this test. I highly recommend each of you, 8th graders and 11th graders, take advantage of this while you are off this week. I’ll try to schedule some time when we are back in class, but can’t guarantee it.
Remember 11th graders, this can really boost your grade!
When you get there just keep clicking as a “guest”. Once you get the this screen you should choose the ELA practice test and/or the ELA performance task:
We all have different ways we learn best. For example, I am not an auditory learner. If you give me directions, without writing them down, I am completely lost. Why does this matter? It can help you immensely if you identify what kind of learner you are, so then you can study effectively, rather than haphazardly. This site has some good insights and tips. Check it out and see if some of them are useful. (Disclaimer: it has a tremendous amount of ads associated with it. Sorry!)
This post applies to PER 6, 8th grade students. Here’s a check list of things that you need to do over the next few days. Please have everything done by 9/9/15:
1. Read, print and sign the Academic (dis)Honesty Agreement. Please return ONLY the bottom portion.
2. Read the syllabus for your class (see tabs above). Digitally sign, certifying that you have read and understand the syllabus.
3. Fill out the Student Survey.
This post applies to ALL PER 1-4 students. Here’s a check list of things that you need to do over the next few days:
1. Read, print, sign and return the Internet Safety Agreement. Please have this done by 8/28/15.
2. Read, print and sign the Academic (dis)Honesty Agreement. Please return ONLY the bottom portion by 8/28/15.
3. Read the syllabus for your class (see tabs above). Digitally sign, certifying that you have read and understand the syllabus. Please have this done by 8/28/15.
4. Fill out the Student Survey. Please have this done by 8/25/15.
5. Sign-up for a Gmail account (if you don’t already have one). Please ONLY use a Gmail e-mail address when you sign up for your blog.
6. Set-up your blog (the window to set-up your blog will be open from 8/22-8/28/15). Make sure you follow the instructions I give in class, otherwise it will be immediately deleted. Please have this done by 8/28/15. DO NOT WRITE ON YOUR BLOG UNTIL YOUR INTERNET SAFETY AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED AND RETURNED!
7. Read the Bi-Weekly Blog Instructions.
8. Read about adding photos to your blog.
9. Begin looking for blogs to follow and looking through the sites I’ve bookmarked to help you with your bi-weekly blog.
So many of my students are “plugged in” when it comes to smartphones and pads, yet I’ve noticed not many of you have the very best app around: Evernote. Besides the Google suite this is my #1 go to app. The best part is the syncing ability which I think you will all appreciate. Check it out and download it on all your devices ASAP.