I gave this out in class on Friday, but I am not sure if all of my "A" day students received this study guide. Please use it, so you can make an "A"! I know you guys can do it! Study hard!
Which type of test-taker will you be?
To help you prepare for your big unit test, I have prepared some online quizzes to help you study. You have until September 28, 2018 at 10:00 P.M. to complete them all. Good Luck, sweet muffins!
1. Beowulf Reading Check Quiz: join the game with the code 073440 at https://join.quizizz.com
2. Beowulf Literary Elements Quiz: join game with the code 753147 at https://join.quizizz.com
3. Research Quiz: join game with the code 849428 at https://join.quizizz.com
What's on our first REAL test? Please see the list below.
Format: Don't forget the test is matching!
My Hint: If you know how the test will be formatted, then that is the way you should study! I mentioned that you should either create flashcards or use an app or website that lets you design a matching quiz or game. There are plenty out there that are free. I hope that helps you prepare!
After we completed our notes in the computer lab about the initial steps of the research process, students:
This assignment will be due 9/13 (A) and 9/14 (B).
Students, there will be no additional extensions for your note cards and source cards. You must submit 10 of each for a total of 20 cards by the above dates.
Steps to Write a Research Paper Review (COVERED IN CLASS SO FAR...)
The notes you are taking from each of your sources is you having real-world experience with CCSS Literature Standard 1. In order to answer your resource questions, you are providing strong and thorough textual evidence to show what the text says explicitly or inferences you can draw from the text...Who knew the random standards on the board were really supposed to be used for something?
Today I had you open 4 tabs. They were:
I am now going to increase the weight of this assignment. I am also going to give you all a quiz on this information on Thursday and Friday. Please be prepared.
12 of the best websites to find a college scholarship
1. Fastweb.com Fastweb hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that provide more than $3.4 billion. Once you create a profile, the site’s search feature will help you find the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Your personal profile is how the site helps you find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for.
You can then also see all the scholarships you applied for, or may want to apply to in the future. They also have ‘contests’ that you can enter monthly or weekly to win money.
2. Collegeboard.org While the College Board is known for its college planning tools, it also has an arm that focuses on scholarships. Big Future hosts scholarships, as well as other financial aid and internship information from more than 2,200 programs — totaling nearly $6 billion. In order to get the most accurate search results, it’s critical to fill out as many details as you can in the profile that’s used for searching.
Read more: 5 ways to save money on your college degree
3. Niche.com Formerly known as College Prowler, Niche is a great tool that can help you find colleges AND money. It’s organized into categories that make it pretty easy to find what you’re looking for — allowing users to search by interest, career, major and other areas.
Niche also has some contests to enter.
4. Scholarships.com Scholarships.com hosts one of the largest scholarship databases out there and it’s updated on a daily basis. According to the site, “With more than 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.”
It’s easy to browse by category, but the best way to take advantage of what the site has to offer is to make a personal profile, which will allow you to find the most exhaustive lists of opportunities available to you.
5. Moolahspot.com Moolahspot isn’t as robust as some of the other scholarship databases, but in the search for a college scholarship, it’s another option to help you find extra money.
Read more: Everything you need to know about student loans
6. CollegeNET.com When you go to the site’s homepage, go to the top right corner to search college scholarships. From there you can either search by specific keywords or create a personal profile in order to get the most accurate matches that fit your needs. Once you make a profile, you create and save lists of opportunities you’re interested in.
7. Scholarship Monkey Scholarship Monkey allows you to search for scholarships a few different ways. You can search by keyword, browse scholarship lists (various categories/topics) and also see lists of the latest and featured scholarships. The site also allows you to create a personal profile for more accurate results.
8. Cappex Cappex hosts a database of more than $11 billion in scholarship opportunities. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for opportunities that directly match your strengths and skills. Plus, Cappex has a tool that will calculate your odds of getting into a certain college before you even apply.
Read more: Going to college: Your guide to campus life and money
9. Chegg Chegg is widely known for its online textbook store that allows students to either rent or buy textbooks for cheap. But Chegg is also a great resource for finding scholarships — more than $1 billion worth of them.
To search for available scholarships, go to ‘colleges’ at the top of the homepage and then click ‘scholarships’ in the drop-down menu. Once you create a personal profile, you can search for available opportunities that match your criteria. Chegg also has a ‘top scholarship picks this week’ category that highlights some options you may have missed.
Read more: How to find the lowest costs on textbooks
10. Unigo Unigo hosts millions of available scholarships and makes it easy to search by type, including: athletic scholarships, college-specific scholarships, company-based scholarships, minority scholarships, major-specific scholarships, state-specific scholarships and more. You can search by category or create a personal profile to get more specific results that match your needs. Unigo also offers scholarship contests and sweepstakes.
11. Peterson’s Peterson’s hosts $10 billion in scholarship opportunities and also provides information to help you in your search. Once you fill out a short survey, you can filter your search results so they’re tailored to your specific needs.
The site also allows users to search by a variety of different topics, college types and personal details — in order to give you the best results for you.
12. The U.S. Labor Department’s Free Search Tool. According to the official Student Aid website, this free tool is a great resource for students to search more than 7,500 scholarships, grants and other various types of financial aid award opportunities.
The CareerOneStop tool allows you to:
The Department of Education recommends using the following free resources to find more information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities:
Content taken from https://clark.com/education/best-websites-resources-to-find-college/
Respond to the following quote:
"Nobody is a villain in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own story."
- George R. R. Martin
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Please make sure your entry is at least a paragraph long with argumentation and concrete proof.
Don't forget the logic of argumentation that we've been discussing in class.
Students began studying the literary elements in Beowulf. I asked students to fill in the blanks while I reviewed this information in class. Additionally, students were able to see examples of the elements and how they are used in Beowulf. Lastly, students were informed that this document is a study guide. Their test will contain a matching activity where I will ask them to match specific elements to their corresponding textual evidence. We will complete this activity in class and review it before I give an assessment.
Reading Check #3
The Battle with the Dragon and The Funeral Pyre
1. Why does the dragon attack Beowulf’s kingdom?
2. True or False. Beowulf tells his soldiers that he will fight the dragon alone.
3. Who says, “I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought/
In endless battles. I am old now,/
But I will fight again, seek fame still,/
If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/
To face me”?
4. How does the dragon fatally wound Beowulf?
5. True or False. Beowulf’s men come to his rescue and help him defeat the dragon.
6. What role does Wiglaf play in the battle with the dragon?
7. What does Beowulf wish his last sight to be before he dies?
8. What does Beowulf request Wiglaf to build in his honor after he dies?
9. True or False. Wiglaf becomes the next king of the Geats after Beowulf’s death.
10. Who says, “Too few of his warriors remembered/
To come, when our lord faced death, alone./
And now the giving of swords, of golden/
Rings and rich estates, is over,/
Ended for you and everyone who shares/
Your blood: when the brave Geats hear/
How you bolted and ran none of your race/
Will have anything
left but their lives”?
Ms. Davis is my name and teaching English (along with several other superhuman powers) is my game. I love language and the power of words, and I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on you as well.