Today in class we worked hard to finish our IWA Planning Document. I'll be assessing these over the weekend. Make sure that it is shared to me (daniel _ miller @ dpsnc (dot) net) or turned in on Google Classroom. If you didn't finish in class, you have the rest of the day to complete your work. Be sure it's ready for me tomorrow morning.
After this, it was on to the IWA. On Google Classroom you'll find the slides from our analysis of the rubric as well as the sample IWAs and scoring commentary. I think that it's important for you to take a look at these documents as we begin moving into the drafting phase.
For the weekend, be sure that you are keeping your final task in mind. Keep researching, keep finding sources, but start writing too. Now that you've seen some samples, you should have an idea of what you need to submit.
The main task this weekend is working on the essay and visual. We'll also take a quick look at vocabulary related to time expressions on Tuesday as well - be sure that you're studying your new words related to your new grammar. You should know days of the week, words related to time, months, and prepositions. It'll be connected to what you're learning, so be ready.
Russian III students should focus on writing this weekend. We have the structures for the argument and the topic sentences. Keep moving if you can. Structure your essay, build your title page, abstract page (already done) and then section off your paper. Don't forget to include your references.
Russian II students should focus on those visuals this weekend. What's the visual? How does it connect to the paper? What's being shown? Use your language and reflect on aspect as you are writing. Put the visuals in the context of your group's essay topic.
All of this will come together for our big project grades this quarter. We'll be using the visual and the paper as a rehashing of our comic strip assignment.
Today we focused our class completely on verb conjugation for regular first and second conjugation verbs before we moved on to a bit of Doctor Zhivago to end our class. At this point you should know several things in Russian including:
- identifying part of speech in Russian
- identifying gender for nouns
- stating/talking about ownership in Russian
- identifying verb conjugation pattern (first or second)
- conjugating verbs based on pattern (first or second)
To finish our study of regular verb conjugation, we have the exercises I gave you today. These are for practice and will not be checked. If you would like to use them to review with me, that's a great idea. One of the exercises is available for extra credit on your quiz. Complete these, especially if you've been struggling to learn your conjugations. If you would like to come in next week to review, I am available for that.
Remember that on the 27th you will have a quiz on verb conjugation - you'll probably see some other questions on there too related to other skills. Review and study and ask for any help that you may need.