My name is Louis Muriente. Some of the returning students may already know me from the assistance I did with the school last year. I take it as a privilege to return to M.S.890 this school year as one of your child's teachers. I will be working with students this year for Blended Learning, offering academic support services in ELA, and with those that are in seventh grade Film Production Spark. Below is a brief introduction of what we will be doing to start the year. I look forward to working with everyone and having a successful school year.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at LMuriente@ms890.org
For Blended Learning, students will use technology to support the skills they are learning in their core content classes. To start the year, we are going to look at Personal Narratives. Students will complete online assessments about Narratives to identify the techniques used in this writing style. Throughout the year students will use online educational tools such as Achieve 3000 and Mathletics. These websites differentiate instruction and allow students to learn at their own pace supporting the skills being used in their content classrooms.
Classwork: 11/13/2018-11/16/18 Agenda 1. Log on to Nearpod to follow the day's lesson. 2. Complete All of the discussion questions. 3. Complete the online evaluation checklist during Independent work. 4. Answer the Exit Ticket for the day.
For those completing the Achieve3000 test, follow these directions. 1. Select an article on Achieve 3000 to read. 2. Answer the questions on the GoogleFor here: https://goo.gl/forms/SrfSLTM9cv3b6rn33 3. Make sure to answer the questions and click “Submit”
*Note: Any homework can still be turned in to receive credit. Previous Homework Assignments HW #1: Introduction Letters: (702, 704, 701, 719, 602) Students were asked to write an introduction letter to Mr. Muriente choosing two of the following topics: what they did over the summer, something they might be looking forward to during the school year, or one of their favorites things. HW#2: Vocabulary in Context #1 (701, 602) This was HW#1 for 601 and 603 Students were asked to fill out the Vocabulary in Context #1 analysis worksheet. HW #3: Vocabulary in Context # 2 (603, 602) This homework will be counted as an extra credit assignment.
To start the year in Film Spark, we will have a short unit about Film history. To become better filmmakers, we have to understand the advancements that came before us. After learning about the history of Film, students will complete a project where they create a poster about their favorite films persuading their audience as to why they should watch that particular film. The website will provided further details as we move into each project but we will also perform these activities during the year:
-Visitors who are currently working in the production industry -Trips to Production companies -Student-made films as we learn the equipment
I look forward to the year in Spark and the incredible stories that these students will make. I look forward to also having possible film screenings where students get to show their work to their classmates, and hopefully the parents as well.
A Brief History of Film -Students learned about the major advancements in the film industry and the rise of Hollywood as a major film production city.
Film Poster Project Calling all Film Fans!!!!Here is your chance to prove that you have the best taste. You will complete a film poster where you must prove to your audience that they should watch your favorite film. The model of your poster should look like one you see in movie posters—informative, eye-catching, and interesting to the person viewing it. You will: 1. Pick a favorite film 2. Research information about that film:Director, Genre, any special techniques the film uses. 3. Create a tag line to persuade your audience to watch your film . 4. Choose graphics that represents the film. 5. Create a GOOGLESLIDE (1 card) or a CANVA(Canva.com) to make a movie poster. Requirements: 1. Your poster must contain art from the film. *You need at least two main graphics but should may to include more. 2. Title of story and Directormust be clearly visible. 3. You must include at least three interesting facts about your Director in your poster. 4. Include a “tagline” for the story. This should act as a “teaser”—make it short and catchy. 5. You must have a briefreview of the film that proves why people should watch it and it is an example of that genre. *Keep it to 2 brief paragraphs!
Be creative and have fun with this! NO!!!!!! -R-Rated Films Due Date:October 9th, 2018 (tentative) *Must hand in completed graphic organizer with project. Make sure to share with me LMuriente@ms890.org
These services will take place in both a push-in and pull-out setting. I will work closely with your child's core subject teachers to ensure they are not penalized for any work they may miss when they are pulled out of the classroom.