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. 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. 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: Here is the place where students can find digital forms of their class work. Please make sure to follow the directions for YOUR class section.
Students will use their Pre-Planning organizers to create a GoogleSlide Presentation about an article they have read on Achieve3000. The questions are below in case you have misplaced your organizers. You will create a GoogleSlide presentation that will include the following: 6theGraderganizers.pdf7thgradeOrganizer.pdf ***Please share your slides with me: LMuriente@ms890.org Slide #1: Find TWO important Vocabulary words and put their definition in your own words (include pictures that represent what the word means represent them )
Slide #2: What is the main idea of the article? 1 paragraph using the RACE strategy.
Slide #3: (7th grade)Why do you think the author wrote this article? 1 paragraph using RACE (6th grade) One paragraph making a text to world connection. How is this issue important to the world that we live in?
Slide #4: Background Information Create ONE research question that you will respond to. Think about one question you still have about the topic and try to answer it in at least 3-4 sentences. You can look up information to help with your response.
Homework: 2nd Marking Period 601/603/701/702/ HW#1: Complete your Main idea graphic organizers to be handed in by the following class period. (The first part of the organizer is part of your classwork grade so please complete if you have not done so already). You can download a new copy here if you lost yours: details_organizer.pdf
602/603: Finish the Pre-Planning organizer if you have not done so already to be complete by the next class period.
For Week starting 12/9/19 602/603/701: Work on your GoogleSlides during the week in preparation for this week's lesson.
601/702: Complete the Activity for the article "Should the Voting Age be Lowered?" if you did not already during the class period.
Week starting 1/13/20 601: Complete he mid-level LevelSet on Achieve3000 that you began during class.
603/601: Complete the rest of the Achieve 3000 activity lesson that you chose during class today. *please e-mail me if you need your login information.
701/702/703: Finish the Sentence Fragment Practice by reviewing the notes for Session #1 of SHSAT Prep. *GoogleClassrom Code: vyiwaxn
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.
Digital Poem Samples Students completed an assignment practicing how to edit video footage together. Using a website called ClipChamp Create, students took random stock footage and created a poem to tie them together. Below are a few student samples.
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.