Inquiry Project – Lesson 1 – Quote / Paraphrase / Summarize

Entrance Ticket – STICKY NOTE:

 ~ What’s the difference between paraphrasing, and summarizing? 

Lessons in Resilience Reflection

~ What decisions did you make on your own?

~What did you think worked about this way of writing an essay and what didn’t work?

~ What should we do to improve the process?

My Close-Reading Annotation Symbols

! This is important.
* Key vocabulary word or detail
 circle or box Unfamiliar vocabulary word
? I have a question about this.
?? This is a confusing part.
E This is evidence.
= I made a connection (this reminds me of)
+ I agree with this.
X I disagree with this.
LOL This is funny.
:) I like this.
D Interesting detail
Q I might quote this.
Fig. Figurative Language

text annotation chart complete

  • Reword - replace words and phrases with synonyms whenever you can.

  • Rearrange - rearrange words within sentences to make new sentences. You can even rearrange the ideas presented within the paragraph.

  • Recheck - make sure that your paraphrase conveys the same meaning as the original text.

  • Realize – that some words and phrases cannot be changed – names, dates, titles etc. cannot be replaced, but you can present them differently in your paraphrase.


Louie The Survivor and Jane the Gamer

Jane McGonigal Quotes

~ “A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.”

~ “No object, no event, no outcome or life circumstance can deliver real happiness to us. We have to make our own happiness—by working hard at activities that provide their own reward.

~ “All games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.”

~ “People don’t have a propensity for laziness.  People have a propensity for hard work. It just needs to be work that matters to them.”

~ “Awakening is an epic win.”

~ “Willpower works like a muscle. It gets stronger the more you exercise it.”

~ “Scientists have demonstrated that dramatic positive changes can occur in our lives as a direct result of facing an extreme challenge. Researchers call this post-traumatic growth.”

Louie Quotes:

~ “Life is about experiencing all.”

~ “If I can take it, I can make it.”

~ “I’d made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had always finished the race.”

~ “To persevere is important to everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There is always an answer to everything.”

~ “That’s one thing you learn in sports. You don’t give up; You fight to the finish.”

~ “Unbroken’ was published as a help to society.”

~ “All I want to tell young people is that you’re not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you’re willing to make the sacrifices.”




Levels of Understanding

Level 4

~ I can do this on my own without help.

~ I can explain how to do this.

~ I can teach someone else how to do this.


Level 3

~ I can do this on my own without help.

~ I can show that I understand how to do this.


Level 2

~ I can attempt this on my own, but I will need help to complete this.

~ I can show what I’ve achieved so far with this.


Level 1

~ I can identify the task and goal, but I’m not sure I understand this.

~I can understand the task and goal, but I’m not sure how to start this.




 Writing Endurance:

  “Would you rather be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?”

I Have/ Who Has

Continue with Lesson 2 – Practice two focus questions and responses

Poster Project:

Essential question:   How does an author build structure throughout the text?

Work continues on Friday…



Writing Endurance

Which is more powerful, reading or writing?



is similar to…

feels like…

looks like…

is the opposite of…



Is similar to

Feels like

The opposite of

looks like


Lesson 2 – Meeting Louie and Chapter One



Add to your journal (wherever you have empty space) 

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  ~Jim Ronan



Get ready for: Writing endurance exercise

Writing Endurance Intro

Write for five on: (remember this goes in the back of your journal)

Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?


Draw a line under your next entry in the main part of you journal.

Title: Lesson Two: Meeting Louie and chapter 1 (add to table of contents)

“I can identify elements of the writing process that an author uses to create a story.”

~Read Prologue:


 How does the author build structure in the text?








word choice





figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, alliteration)






Unbroken – Lesson 1

In your journals:

  • “I can analyze and synthesize 12 documents to establish a cause and effect relationship.”

  • Do Now: What is WWII? How did it start?

  • Task of the Day: Brief class presentation of causes of WWII followed by a Gallery Walk. During the Gallery Walk you will fill out a graphic organizer.

Video 1

Video 2

  • EXIT Ticket (on back of graphic): How is America changing in 1941?