9 CPI: Three 4 Thinking Example – Prewriting Slideshare

Last Friday, we tackled pre-writing strategies in class.  That will happen again on Wednesday (1/23).  One of the homework assignments was to complete a Three 4 Thinking form using the Slideshare posted below.

Here’s an example of the Three 4 Thinking we made in class on Friday.

Screen shot 2013-01-22 at 7.50.07 AM

9 CPI: Person of Significance Essay

The week of January 21st, we are diving headlong into the essay we put off as we put a wrap on the first project-based learning projects.

I think we saw all different ranges of success on those projects.  We’ll be coming back to that style of learning before the year ends.  I think it will be helpful for you to see how I design a project so you can best design your own.

For now, we are thinking about people of significance, an idea I got from Mr. Tierney.  You will write your first five-paragraph essay about either a) a person who has influenced/impacted you in three important ways or b) three people who have each had an important influence/impact upon you.

The rubric will be shared in class.  It can be found here.

Tuesday will be about pre-writing, introductions and thesis statements.  Thursday will be all about making sure those intros and thesis statements are awesome.  We’ll be turning in drafts by NEXT Friday, Feb 1st!

9CPI: Monday, Oct 15th: Red Bull Stratos Inquiry

Today in both sections of 9 CPI, we started an inquiry-based mini-investigation into the Red Bull Stratos Project, the project responsible for Felix Baumgartner breaking the world skydiving record on Sunday, Oct. 14.

We watched this video of the event.

We developed questions and recorded them on question jar graphic organizer.

I explained how to use the I-Chart available here.

From there, we began to investigate the questions using information at Red Bull Stratos and Wired.

We will continue the investigation process on Wednesday and Friday.

Oh, we also stood on chairs and jumped.  It was 1/60,000th as awesome as what Baumgartner did.

9 CPI: Red Bull Stratos Project Inquiry Research

Today in both sections of 9 CPI, we started an inquiry-based mini-investigation into the Red Bull Stratos Project, the project responsible for Felix Baumgartner breaking the world skydiving record on Sunday, Oct. 14.

We watched this video of the event.

We developed questions and recorded them on question jar graphic organizer.

I explained how to use the I-Chart available here.

From there, we began to investigate the questions using information at Red Bull Stratos and Wired.

We will continue the investigation process on Wednesday and Friday.

Oh, we also stood on chairs and jumped.  It was 1/60,000th as awesome as what Baumgartner did.