- Turn in Permission Slips?
- Collect Menu
- Metacog Entry #6 notebook entry
- EPT/EAP presentation&rubric #7 notebook entry
- Review blog assignment format (didn’t get to)
- Blog #6 is due Friday at 8 pm
- Navarolli assigned pages. 66-70 (#1-5) in the history books
- Study for Pangs test tomorrow, know the people.
- Study for the upcoming quiz in Hedmans
- Remember we have a week left until this component is due guys !
After the SSR time that we have, it was time to turn in the menus that were due today with our groups. Right as we were transitioning into this part of the day Ms. Edwards hit us with a plot twist. She told us that she had written an EQ on the board all week that not once she pointed out, but wanted to see how well we answered the EQ through out menu.She also told us that we will be writing 4 of the genres we had on our menu throughout the year but she does have he spin on choosing the way you would like to write since it is a choice. Once Mrs Edwards collected all of our menus she left the unit open for discussion on how we felt about it. At this time students were adding comments, questions, and concerns they had regarding the project. As well as tips to help Mrs. Edwards improve on it for future reference.
Once we were done with the discussion it was time to jot it all down on paper. We started our 6th entry in our english notebooks with questions about the unit. What it was asked of us to do, ranking the most important things in order from 1-10 off a list including things like analyzing the rubric, and time management. And if we benefited from this project on a personal or educational level. We took everything into consideration on how we worked, and gave our self assessment.
EPT/EAP Presentation & Rubric
Mrs Edwards took initiative to explain to us about the EPT and EAP, which doesn’t take place until 2nd semester. EPT stands for English Placement Test, and EAP stands from Early Assessment Program. (keep in mind one is PROGRAM one is TEST). The objective of this is to understand how to comprehend and break down an EAP writing prompt. Which is on demand writing in a timed period, which is used to see if you’re prepared for college level English. (Yes theres a math one that Hedman will go over). Not to worry too much, if you don’t pass junior year, you can take it again senior year, and luckily passing Ms. Ortegas senior english class with an AP or better counts as passing !
So what is the EAP?
The EAP is a 45 min response to a non- fiction passage and a 15 multiple choice test from questions taken from the CASP Test.
The scoring on the writing section is based off a rank 1-6, 6 being the best and 1 being the worse. You must get a 4 or higher, which on a iPoly rank is an AP or higher. The multiple choice is simple, right or wrong. You should be getting your results summer of senior year.
Understanding the EAP Prompt
So here is as basic as we can explain it. The three steps are 1, Recapitulation; restate the authors argument. Invitation, This is your thesis statement, and whether you agree or disagree. Stipulation, This is where you source your evidence and where you get your support (personal experience or other text is best evidence). REMEMBER TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS IMMEDIATELY.
Did I mention that the rubric Ms Edwards handed out is the same one she uses to grade our Blog entries? Now you can go for that higher grade :)