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What is the American Dream? in Google Classroom

What is the American Dream?

Argumentative Essay Outline

Directions: You are NOT writing a complete essay. You will complete an outline for an essay using the attached Google Form. 
- You should refer to all the source material we read and viewed during the past 4 weeks to support your arguments.
- Each response will be scored on a scale of 1 to 4 based on the posted rubric. 
- Your total score will be converted to a proficiency score. 

Summative: 4 points (4 = 100)

NOTE: You have two class periods to complete this assignment. Take your time, follow the scoring rubric, and proofread your responses.

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Success is Built on Failure in Google Classroom

Success is Built on Failure

Directions: We will watch a video with a series of motivational ideas about succeeding from failure. During or following the video, complete the following set of notes and turn them into the assignment.

Formative = 8 points based on completeness

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Interpreting Argument: “The American Dream” in Google Classroom

Interpreting Argument: “The American Dream”

Directions: Carefully read the following excerpt from Martin Luther King’s speech given at Drew University in 1964. Look for his key argument(s), then summarize King’s point, or thesis, in one to two sentences.List 2 support details King uses to support his point. 

Formative: 8 points

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The funny thing about the American Dream in Google Classroom

The funny thing about the American Dream

The essay, "A quilt of a Country," states that our country is, and always has been, made up of people from many cultural backgrounds, all looking to better their lives - looking for their American Dream. 


Directions: Using the Google Doc - 
1. Answer the pre-viewing question in a few sentences.
2. Watch the attached TED talk and take notes about the speaker's ideas about the American Dream.
3. Write a summary of the presentation, at least a paragraph long. 
What did you find relevant, important, or just funny about the speaker's presentation?
What connections can you make to your answers to the pre-viewing question?  

These notes will be useful when creating our own definition of the American Dream. 

Formative - 8 points: up to 4 points per each response based on the scoring rubric

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Origins of the American Dream? in Google Classroom

Origins of the American Dream?

Some say the American Dream started with the writing of the Declaration of Independence, others believe the American Dream was created by government programs established in the 1900s. We will look at the evolution of the American Dream.

Directions: Write your response to the questions about the information presented. Look for the underlined words and phrases in each slide. Slides are numbered to correspond with the questions.

Formative: 11 points - based on the completeness of each of your answers

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Reading Quiz:

Reading Quiz: "A Quilt of a Country"

Directions: Using your reading notes, complete the attached quiz. 

Summative = 14 points - 1 point per correct answer
- Your score will be converted to a proficiency grade of 1 - 4.
- See the score conversion chart below.

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“A Quilt of a Country” Essay Analysis in Google Classroom

“A Quilt of a Country” Essay Analysis

Directions: Read and analyze the essay, “A Quilt of a Country,” looking for answers to the following questions. Discuss your answers with a partner, but each of you will submit your own set of responses. 

Formative 26 points - 2 points per question

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Interpreting Quotes on the American Dream in Google Classroom

Interpreting Quotes on the American Dream

Directions
1. Read and listen to the song, "My Shot." How do these lyrics reflect the American Dream?
2. While we read the following quotes, make notes about points you find important to your ideas about the American Dream. If a quote does not connect with your idea of the American Dream, then make a note as to why. 

Formative: 14 points - 2 points per response based on effort and conciseness (clear and to the point)

NOTE: All formatives will be the basis for the unit summative.

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What is the American Dream? in Google Classroom

What is the American Dream?

Directions: You are going to brainstorm your ideas about the American Dream. Refer to all the material we have reviewed to date. Follow the steps listed below. 

Formative = 12 Points based on effort

NOTE: All formatives will be the basis for the unit summative.

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Serial Unit Summative Assessment in Google Classroom

Serial Unit Summative Assessment

Using your summative outline notes, complete the Google Form.

Scoring Rubric: Each response will be scored on a scale of 1 - 4, based on the rubric posted in the form.

Your total score will be converted to a proficiency grade on a scale of 1-4. Please see the conversion table posted in the form.

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Rhetorical Appeals
Ethos - Logos - Pathos in Google Classroom

Rhetorical Appeals Ethos - Logos - Pathos

Directions: Use this Google Doc to take notes. Please turn it in at the end of class.

Formative = 12 points, max of 2 points per response

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Episode 6: THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED in Google Classroom

Episode 6: THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED

You will be listening to Episode 6 of the Serial Podcast together. While listening, become a detective and take notes capturing facts presented about Adnan's case.

This episode is 44 minutes long. We will listen to the episode in 2 parts, with time to work on the dective notes at the end of the class.
Part 1: stop at 21 minutes
Part 2: Finish this episode

Attached are links to Episode 4 detective notes. You will be focused on claims and counter claims of Adnan's guilt.

Formative Assessment: 12 points based on completeness and thoroughness - see the rubric

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Episode 4: Inconsistencies in Google Classroom

Episode 4: Inconsistencies

You will be listening to Episode 4 of the Serial Podcast independently. While listening, become a detective and take notes capturing facts presented about Adnan's case.

This episode is 34 minutes long. You will be given time to listen in class.

Attached are links to Episode 4 transcript, detective notes, and the timelines of Jay's story.

Formative Assessment: 24 points based on completeness and thoroughness - see the rubric.

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Serial Vocabulary Summative Quiz in Google Classroom

Serial Vocabulary Summative Quiz

Directions:
1. Read the paragraph at the beginning of the quiz, noting the missing vocabulary words indicated by the numbers [#] in brackets.
2. Choose the missing word that correctly completes each sentence.
3. There are 10 words and 10 sentences - each word is only used once.

Note: Use the context clues (hints) in each sentence to determine the correct missing word.

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Episode 3: Leakin Park in Google Classroom

Episode 3: Leakin Park

We will be listening to Episode 3 of the Serial Podcast. While listening, become a detective and take notes capturing facts presented about Adnan's case.

This episode is 30 minutes long. We will listen to the complete episode in class.

Attached are links to Episode 3 transcript, a map of Leaking Park, a map of Cell Towers, and another set of detective notes.

Formative Assessment: 24 points based on completeness and thoroughness.

Happy Sleuthing!

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Episode 2: The Breakup in Google Classroom

Episode 2: The Breakup

We will be listening to Episode 2 of the Serial Podcast. While listening, become a detective and take notes capturing facts presented about Adnan's case.

This episode is 37 minutes long. We will listen to the complete episode in class.

Attached are links to Episode 2 transcript, a note from Hae to Don, and another set of detective notes.

Detective Notes are a formative - 18 points based on completeness and thoroughness.

Happy Sleuthing!

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Serial: Episode 1 Summative in Google Classroom

Serial: Episode 1 Summative

Directions: With a partner, or independently, answer the following questions.
* Each of you needs to submit your own responses.
* Feel free to use the transcript and additional materials to complete this work.

Summative 4-point Proficiency Score
* Please review the rubric and score conversation chart.

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Episode 1: The Alibi in Google Classroom

Episode 1: The Alibi

We started listening to the first episode of the Serial Podcast. While listening, become a detective and take notes capturing facts presented about Adnan's case.

We will complete the first half today and the second half of the first episode tomorrow.

Episode 1.1 - 27:45 minutes
Episode 1.2 - 25:45 minutes

Attached are links to the first episode ("The Alibi"), the transcripts, and your first set of detective notes.

Detective Notes are formative - 16 points based on completeness.
Happy Sleuthing!

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Vocabulary Set 1 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Set 1

Directions: While we review these terms related to the podcasts, take a guess as to the meanings of each word based on the usage in the sentence. You are responsible for defining the words. There will be a quiz on these terms.

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Serial Anticipation Guide in Google Classroom

Serial Anticipation Guide

Directions: Read each of the following statements, and decide the degree to which you either agree or disagree with it. Then write a few sentences below explaining why. Be prepared to defend your decision verbally. Formative = 10 points

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Research Project: Impaired Driving  in Google Classroom

Research Project: Impaired Driving

Goal: Students will explain their understanding of the effects of impaired driving through research and expository writing.

Summative Assessment: Annotated Bibliography
• Summarization of each article in your own words
• Clear representation of data from each article
• Evaluation of the source
• Correct citation for each article, following MLA format

Use MLA Formatting
** Noodle Tools Express: http://my.noodletools.com/web/express.html
Esay Bib: https://www.easybib.com/mla8/source

** Noodle Tools Express is the recommended online tool to assit you in correctly creating citations.

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Research Check-in in Google Classroom

Research Check-in

Please complete the following survey to inform me as to your progress with this research project.

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What are the key facts presenteed in the documentary, Drugged Driving? in Google Classroom

What are the key facts presenteed in the documentary, Drugged Driving?

1. While watching the video, take notes about key facts and ideas presented.
2. Answer the question using your notes.

Formative = 4 points based on your attention to details

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Driving Drowsy in Google Classroom

Driving Drowsy

1. Read the attached article on Drowsy Driving
2. Take the reading quiz: Formative assessment worth 10 points.

NOTE: Questions and answers come directly from the reading. Answers should match the information presented.

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Driving Drowsy in Google Classroom

Driving Drowsy

1. Read the attached article on Drowsy Driving
2. Take the reading quiz: Formative assessment worth 10 points.

NOTE: Questions and answers come directly from the reading. Answers should match the information presented.

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Drinking and Driving: A Crash Course in Google Classroom

Drinking and Driving: A Crash Course

1. Watch the video
2. Take the attached True/False post-viewing quiz

Formative = 10 points

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Drinking and Driving: A Crash Course in Google Classroom

Drinking and Driving: A Crash Course

1. Watch the video
2. Take the attached True/False post-viewing quiz

Formative = 10 points

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Drunken Aftermath in Google Classroom

Drunken Aftermath

Directions
* Read the attached story, Drunken Aftermath.
* Answer the questions in the attached Google Doc.
* See the rubric included in the document.

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Texting & Driving: Discussion Questions in Google Classroom

Texting & Driving: Discussion Questions

Group Discussion

Directions:
1. Read the article, highlighting key points.
2. Discuss and answer the following questions.
** Each person in the group must submit their own form.

Formative = 12 points
Please review the rubric below.
Note: I expect your answers to be thorough given you will discuss the article with your peers, and will be graded accordingly.

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Deadly Driving Distractions: Texting, Cell Phones, and Other Killers in Google Classroom

Deadly Driving Distractions: Texting, Cell Phones, and Other Killers

Post-viewing Questions
1. Review the attached questions before watching the video.
2. Watch the video seeking answers to the viewing questions.
3. Complete the questions and turn it into Google Classroom.

Formative = 16 points

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Texting & Driving Articles in Google Classroom

Texting & Driving Articles

Directions
1. Summarize each article in the space provided.
2. List 2 key points that you found interesting in each article.

24-point Formative - see the rubric posted in the form.

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Student Survey in Google Classroom

Student Survey

This informal survey introduces you to the topic of impaired driving before we begin our unit.

Formative - 7 points based on completeness

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Flexibility in English / Common Errors in Google Classroom

Flexibility in English / Common Errors

You are expected to come to class and work on each lesson throughout the week.

Directions: Follow these steps for EACH lesson.
1. Download and review the terms for each lesson.
2. Review video for EACH lesson using the embedded link. Take notes.
3. Take a quiz using the link to Google Forms.
a. You may use your notes on terms and from the video when taking each quiz.
b. Each quiz is objective: multiple-choice, True/False, etc. No written-response questions.
c. You will receive a score once you complete each quiz, along with your correct and incorrect answers.
d. You may retake each quiz to improve your score as many times as you like.
e. Your score for each quiz will count as a formative assessment.
f. All formative assessments will be averaged and recorded as a summative assessment.

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The Comma in Google Classroom

The Comma

You are expected to come to class and work on each lesson throughout the week.

Directions: Follow these steps for EACH lesson.
1. Download and review the terms for each lesson.
2. Review video for EACH lesson using the embedded link. Take notes.
3. Take a quiz using the link to Google Forms.
a. You may use your notes on terms and from the video when taking each quiz.
b. Each quiz is objective: multiple-choice, True/False, etc. No written-response questions.
c. You will receive a score once you complete each quiz, along with your correct and incorrect answers.
d. You may retake each quiz to improve your score as many times as you like.
e. Your score for each quiz will count as a formative assessment.
f. All formative assessments will be averaged and recorded as a summative assessment.

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Common Errors / Acceptable Errors in Google Classroom

Common Errors / Acceptable Errors

You are expected to come to class and work on each lesson throughout the week.

Directions: Follow these steps for EACH lesson.
1. Download and review the terms for each lesson.
2. Review video for EACH lesson using the embedded link. Take notes.
3. Take a quiz using the link to Google Forms.
a. You may use your notes on terms and from the video when taking each quiz.
b. Each quiz is objective: multiple-choice, True/False, etc. No written-response questions.
c. You will receive a score once you complete each quiz, along with your correct and incorrect answers.
d. You may retake each quiz to improve your score as many times as you like.
e. Your score for each quiz will count as a formative assessment.
f. All formative assessments will be averaged and recorded as a summative assessment.

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Personal Narrative Essay - Summative in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Essay - Summative

Attached is an overview of the assignment, and a Google Doc to use for writing and submitting your final draft.

Due Dates:
- Brainstorm - Tuesday, 10/27
- Outline - Wednesday, 10/28
- Rough Draft - Monday, 11/2
- Final Draft - Thursday, 11/5 by 9:30 AM

4 point Summative - please review the rubric embedded in both documents for scoring details
Note: 4 point proficiency score is converted to a percentage in IC.

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Essay Outline in Google Classroom

Essay Outline

Use the attached Google Doc to build an outline for your essay.

12 point Formative = 1 - 4 for completeness in each section

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Personal Narrative Essay - Brainstorming in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Essay - Brainstorming

This is step one in the writing process - brainstorming. Many students do not see the need to brainstorm ideas, they just sit and write. Thinking and planning ideas, topics will make you a better writer. Brainstorming also decrease the chances for writers cramp.

Complete the Narrative Essay Brainstorming Activity by Monday. The other documents are here for guidance.

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What are a few of the important points about writing a college essay mentioned in these two videos?  in Google Classroom

What are a few of the important points about writing a college essay mentioned in these two videos? 

- Independently watch each of these two videos.
- Take note of the do and don'ts of writing college essays.
- List a few of those points to this question.

4 point formative based on effort and completness

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Evaluating College Essays in Google Classroom

Evaluating College Essays

Directions: Read the accompanying essays. Use the EVALUATING form to record the qualities you see in each group (A & B) of essays. Then consider which group (A or B) you found most interesting and compelling and explain why. Each of you has a copy of this document so that you can annotate (highlight / take notes) within the document.

Remember: The common Application requires essays to not exceed 650 words. Word counts from each essay are indicated at the end of each essay.

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Personality Test & Personal Reflection in Google Classroom

Personality Test & Personal Reflection

It's time to do some thinking about yourself! You will begin work on your Common App Essay by considering your personality type and how it compares to the view you have of yourself (or others have of us).

Directions
1. Take the personality test at ​https://www.16personalities.com/

2. After completing the test, review the summary profile about your personality type.
Note: You will be asked if you want your results emailed to you. This is the only way to save your results. There is no charge, but you will need to create a free account.

3. Now consider what seems to fit your view of yourself and what does not. Discuss it with a family member or friend. Does that person’s perspective on you differ from the characteristics of your personality “type” based on the test results?

4. Personal Reflection: Use the attached Google Doc to create a reflection about your results.

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Edpuzzle - HOW TO DEAL WITH CHANGE - WHO MOVED MY CHEESE BY SPENCER JOHNSON | Animated Video Audio Book Summary in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - HOW TO DEAL WITH CHANGE - WHO MOVED MY CHEESE BY SPENCER JOHNSON | Animated Video Audio Book Summary

Watch the short video and answer the questions as instructed.

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Thoughts on Application Essays in Google Classroom

Thoughts on Application Essays

Read and annotate* the attached document. Make sure you submit the document after reading and annotating.

*annotate: add notes to

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Great College Essay Ideas in Google Classroom

Great College Essay Ideas

- Read the attached article
- Answer the questions using the Google Form

Formative = 8 points

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Period 2 Syllabus Quiz in Google Classroom

Period 2 Syllabus Quiz

Directions: Please refer to your copy of the course syllabus when answering these questions. The order of the questions follows the syllabus.

Formative Assessment worth 12 points