Hey - remember way back on the first day of class when I said we'd have a group project? No, I didn't forget. Yes, that's still happening. Today we're going to learn how to use Google Slides, which your group will use to give a presentation to the class. Next week, we'll talk a little more about the project and choose your groups.
For today, let's stick with learning more about Google Slides. Look, I made a presentation for you:
Ready to start? Head to mywcc.waubonsee.edu/ and log in to get started!
I found a video on YouTube of Ted Koppel's interview with Morrie Schwartz. It's over an hour long, so I don't expect you to watch the whole thing! However, you can watch as much as you like - I'd recommend at least the first ten minutes or so.
What do you find most striking about Morrie? Is he like you expected from what we've read so far? What lesson from the video strikes you? Click "Comments" at the top of this post and leave your name and response.
After leaving a comment, feel free to search YouTube for more videos of Mitch Albom or Morrie (there are a lot!). You can also go to Quizlet and make a study set for Week 3 vocabulary.
Reading isn't all words, sentences, and paragraphs. We also have to read information in visual forms such as charts and graphs. Watch this short video to learn more about different kinds of graphs:
Want more practice? Try making different kinds of graphs to represent things in your life. For example, you could make a pie chart to represent what kinds of movies you like to watch, or a bar graph to compare your favorite foods with your friends. Let me know if you have more questions!
This week and last week, we have looked at using synonyms and antonyms. Learning synonyms and antonyms can increase our usable vocabulary by quite a bit! Test writers are also big fans of using synonyms and antonyms when they write questions, so it's important to know as many as we can.
Want to test your knowledge of synonyms? Try this quiz:
More synonym practice: www.turtlediary.com/quiz/identifying-correct-synonym-pair-fourth-grade.html
Want to test your knowledge of antonyms? Try this quiz:
More antonym practice: www.turtlediary.com/quiz/identifying-correct-antonym-pair-fourth-grade.html
Ready for a SUPER challenge? Even I can't do this quiz!
Let me know if you have any questions, or if you want more practice!
One of the things that many people struggled with on the needs assessment was identifying synonyms and antonyms. This can be challenging, because it means you have to know ALL of the word choices you see on an exam! Here's a short video with some examples:
We'll try more examples together in class. If you're still struggling, see me for more practice.