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Grammar, Vocabulary, and Facebook

Reminder:  that there is no late option for this project– whatever you have completed on Monday April 23 (when you walk in to class) is what will be graded. 

Activities shown in pink (in the charts) are the ones that will be checked and graded for the final time on Monday April 23.

Activities in purple are due Tuesday April 24 by 11:59 PM.

Benchmarks 

  •  9.3.12: correct grammar
  • 9.2.15 sophisticated vocabulary
  • 9.4.15 Uses detailed and persuasive references to the text
  • 9.6.35 insightful and creative ideas

Tasks

  • Create Facebook profile for yourself OR a (minor) character in your core book, applying 5 new grammar rules and 10 vocabulary words in your status updates, comments, or other FB applications. Include Jonathan Edwards somewhere in your project.
  • Contribute sentences to a class wiki and provide feedback to others as they contribute
  • Use Quizlet activities and send screen shots as proof of activity
  • Take grammar pretest, complete worksheets, and do post-test

Essential Questions

  • How has social media changed the way we work and play?
  • Why do I need to have a good vocabulary and strong grammar skills?
  • How do I or other writers change their “voice” depending on the audience and situation?

Students Will Need:

Activities to support benchmarks (click here for a downloadable copy of this checklist).

Benchmark 9.4.15 Uses detailed and persuasive references to the text Poss. Points
KNOWING Read “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” 1
UNDERSTANDING List 5 words describing Jonathan Edwards’ voice 2
APPLYING For each word above, list evidence from the text as support 2.5
ANALYZING Choose 5 SSAT vocabulary words and write a sentence for each one. Each sentence must relate to the message of the sermon in some way. 3
CREATING Include Jonathan Edwards at least once in your Facebook project (insert a comment from him, have him “like” something that is said, have him “share” something, etc). Be sure that you use the sermon as the basis for your choices 3.5
EVALUATING After looking at 5 peers’ Facebook creations, connect their Edwards FB comments with his sermon. Write a sentence for each peer such as “I think you included _________ because of paragraph ___, line ___ in which Edwards states ________________________. 4
Benchmark 3.12: Grammar Poss. Points
KNOWING Take grammar pretest and go over answers 1
UNDERSTANDING View powerpoint; takes notes 2
APPLYING Complete worksheets 2.5
ANALYZING Take grammar post-test 3
EVALUATING For each incorrect answer, write a new example that demonstrates correct application of the rule 3.5
CREATING Create a Facebook profile and status update with comments using 5 of the grammar rules that you learned 4
Benchmark 2.15 sophisticated vocabulary Poss. Points
KNOWING “Speller” activity on Quizlet for SSAT words (take screen shot as evidence) 1
UNDERSTANDING Scatter and Space Race activities on Quizlet (take screen shot as evidence) 2
APPLYING Take final test (earn 100%) on Quizlet (take screen shot as evidence)  2.5
ANALYZING Create sentences on Wiki using the vocabulary words 3
EVALUATING Comment on other students’ sentences 3.5
CREATING Create a Facebook profile and status update with comments using 10 of the new vocabulary words that you learned 4
Benchmark 9.6.35 insightful and creative ideas Poss. Points
KNOWING Decide whose FB profile you will create (your own or a book character). List 5 potential FB “friends” for this person (can be celebrities, book characters, family members, etc). 1
UNDERSTANDING Write a paragraph for EACH “friend” briefly summarizing his or her character traits 2
APPLYING For the central person or character on the FB page, create an idea board (“What’s in my head?”) 2.5
ANALYZING using your idea board, list 10 possible ideas for FB comments that this character and the people s/he interacts with might write– include status updates, shares, comments on others’ updates, etc. 3
CREATING Create a Facebook profile and status update with comments using 5 new grammar rules and 10 new vocabulary words that you learned 3.5
EVALUATING Final reflection: Respond to two of the three questions below. Write one paragraph per question:

  • How has social media changed the way we work and play?
  • Why do I need to have a good vocabulary and strong grammar skills?
  • How do I or other writers change their “voice” depending on the audience and situation?
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