Category Archives: Spring2019

Learning a language would help Hakan defeat the Virus: how? Ask the Loyal Ones…

#COVID-19’dan, nasıl kazanacayız?

How do we win against the #CoronaVirus?

Potansiyelim var.”  ==  “I have potential.”

Hakan, “The Protector” of Istanbul and of all humankind, argues that despite his lack of formal education, he has the potential to do just as well as any university-educated person, even to solve problems like a deadly virus epidemic.  And, in the end, he manages to do it.

(Hermione Granger y Amelia Folch would run to the #library to get the book Karakalem ve Bir Delikanlının Tuhaf Hikayesi by Nilüfer İpek Gökdel, to read about how one deadly virus was defeated by Hakan and the Loyal Ones, after learning Turkish, of course!)

Each and every person, Protector or not, has potential.  And every person has the human right to an opportunity to prove that potential.  But everyone needs education in order to bring out and fulfill his or her potential.   Hakan was given that education by Zeynep, his most Loyal One, but we all have a world-wide educational system that currently only works in favor of those who can either afford to pay, or have the opportunity to get scholarships.  Scholarships and education require enough stable housing to be able to study.  That requires at least enough food, clothing, and shelter to be able to concentrate or get safely to a library and concentrate for a few hours per day in safety.

Public transit often plays a crucial role in this, but this post will focus on the need for every person to have a free opportunity to gain education.  Whether it is a university education, or on-going adult education regarding consumer rights, legal rights of other kinds, like tenants rights and worker’s rights, or financial and debt-related rights, everyone needs training.  While most states do have some sort of free adult education, workshops on local laws, for example, most states do not have nearly enough resources available for all of the hard-working students who would like to attend university but cannot afford to.  I have a proposal for helping them to reach their potential, and thus helping us all to reach our fuller potential as a society.  And you don’t even need to learn #Turkish (although that will open windows on the wider world to you, should you choose to accept the challenge)!

What if every diligent student were offered free study texts and allowed to sit an entrance exam for free university studies, in exchange for the promise to help by giving back to the local community as payment for his or her studies?  For example, let everyone be given free SAT prep classes, and then, any person passing the entrance exam for university studies for free.  Suppose one passes the exam and studies accounting.  That person must first agree to teach free tax preparation courses every tax season, at least during the time he or she studies at the university.  Let everyone with a bachelors degree be given free LSAT prep courses, but then if admitted to a free Law School, agree to teach free courses on consumer rights, give free workshops on state debt laws, etc.  Let paralegal students study for free, but pledge to teach free seminars on local renters’ rights and let the MBA students study for free, but teach free seminars on investment and business planning or small business marketing planning in the local area, while studying for that free Master’s degree.

Meanwhile, remember: “Bu bir masal değil.”  “This is not a fairy tale.”

So, #LearnALanguage, compare the studies in various languages, and #StopSmoking!!

Let’s #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail while  improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:
1. #libraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare , and
4. good #publictransport
Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !


#PublicDomainInfrastructure and #languagelearn,
ShiraDest

April, 12020 HE

Day 21 Lesson Plan, Thursday, March 7th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

Day21 Lesson Plan, March 7th, 12019 HE Grammar:essay writing (on paper): today, the Reading is via Closed Captions: Math Warm-up: Area and estimation on Khan Academy Practice Multiplying Powers: the Product Rule Practice Dividing Powers: the Quotient Rule Day21ExitSlips

 

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm,  Thursday, March 7th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)
In our Learning Toolbox:
LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain…): The 3 Rs
 Recognize: What are some indications that you are frustrated?
 Remind: What can you say to remind yourself that frustration is ok?
 Reset: a short walk, count to 10, deep breaths, imagine…
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word or phrase:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Separation of powers:
Law Makers
Essay Writing: Body
paragraphs
Exponent
products/quotients
Breaking task down
into smaller pieces
Legislative Branch Pros/supporting
reasons for your thesis
X, Y coordinates
(foreshadowing…)
Distribute like tasks
among all parts of pjct
legislation Cons/counterarguments Cartesian coordinates Structure: word counts
legislators Supporting sentences Area and exponents Content: word counts
legislature Rebuttal product rule (multiply) Literature & math voc.
Branches (three) Transition Quotient Rule (divide) Monitoring progress
6pm: 1.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between
the Congress and the California State Assembly.

2. optional easy math warm-up: (This activity is on Area and exponents, to foreshadow X,Y
coordinates via estimation of square roots.)
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-squ
are-roots/e/square_roots_2
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: use Closed Captions on videos
Today’s Passage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0. (Today’s reading
comes from Closed Captions for the Hard of Hearing…)
Write three sentences explaining what a bill is, please.
7:07 Grammar lecture part2/4: Essay Writing –the Body Paragraphs:
Section II of your essay outline will be the first Body paragraph: your Pros paragraph.
-Note: this paragraph should match
1.) the second sentence of your Introductory Paragraph, which will match
2.) the second clause or phrase in your Thesis sentence, in greater detail.
Please write
1.) one thesis sentence to show me at the end of class or for tomorrow,
and
2.) one essay outline that matches this thesis sentence, with word
counts…
.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: multiplying and dividing Exponents
Because, Sometimes a problem is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties
Rule name Rule Example
Product rules
a
n
⋅ a
m
= a
n+m 2
3
⋅ 2
4
= 23+4 = 128
a
n
⋅ b
n
= (a ⋅ b)
n
3
2
⋅ 4
2
= (3⋅4)2
= 144
Quotient rules
a
n
/ a
m
= a
n-m
2
5
/ 23
= 25-3
= 4
a
n
/ b
n
= (a / b)
n
4
3
/ 23
= (4/2)3
= 8
(Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)
Multiplication is repeated addition, so a
n
⋅ a
m
= a
n+m
Division is repeated subtraction, so a
n
/ a
m
= a
n-m
(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)
Today, we have two different math activities to choose from: an easier one and
a more challenging one.
First, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
Now, let’s do the first problem from the more challenging one:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients
7:30 Please
1.) Finish your outline and thesis sentence, and
2.) do the remainder of the easier online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-a
lgebra-exponent-properties/e/powers-of-products-and-quotients-sp
8pm: continue to work on mathematics
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use outline to
organize your essay.
2. What is a body paragraph?
3. Which sentence (in the introductory paragraph) tells us what the
body paragraphs will discuss?
4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the approximate
length of the side of a field which is 46 square feet?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 20 Lesson Plan, March 6th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

Day20 Lesson Plan as PDF, March 6, 12019 HE Scheduling example: how to use a spreadsheet to plan big writing project, like a long research paper, or a novel https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists Exponents: Pwrs of Zero and 1, -1 raised to even/odd powers Day20ExitSlips

 

 

Lesson Plan, March 6th, 12019 HE

(Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)
In our Learning Toolbox:
LearnStorm via Khan Academy (ways to grow your brain…): scheduling tasks by breaking
large projects into smaller chunks, using a spreadsheet to organize your project (see
shiradest.wordpress.com on today’s lesson plan for sample xls sheet…)
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Separation of powers Essay Writing exponential forms Breaking down into
Separation of church
and state
Essay Writing:
Introductory paragraph
Zero Exponent rules Dividing work into
smaller chunks
Checks and balances Thesis sentence Power of Zero Time management
Separation of powers Supporting sentences Raised to power of 0 scheduling
Branches Rebuttal sentences Zeroeth Power Monitoring progress
authority Transitional sentences Product and Quotient
of Exponents
Keeping track of
progress
6pm:
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think might be the differences between
the Congress and the Supreme Court.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comprehension & Grammar: Commas in a series/list
Today’s Passage: At the Constitutional Convention, the Framers
decided to separate the powers of government among three
branches—legislative executive and judicial—so that each branch had
to cooperate with the others in order to accomplish policymaking
goals. (Today’s reading comes from
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/foundations-of-american-democracy/principles-of-american-governme
nt/a/principles-of-american-government-article …)
Where are the missing commas?
Let’s do the first question on commas in lists:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/
introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists
7:07 Grammar lecture part1/4: Essay Writing –the intro. Paragraph:
An essay should have at least four paragraphs (¶):
Introductory paragraph with your Thesis Sentence,
Two Body paragraphs,
pros
cons
Conclusion paragraph, summarizing your argument or topic.
(https://www.uvu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/writing_process/basicessayformat.pdf has a nice summary…)
To map out your introductory paragraph, use an outline or a mind map, which
ever you prefer, to show your:
1. Thesis or main idea, which will become your topic sentence
2. Your pro ideas/arguments, which will become one sentence per “pro”
3. The ideas against your argument, a sentence for each “con” to your
thesis,
4. Your transition sentence that glides into your first Body Paragraph.
Let’s outline a Thesis sentence together, then you make an outline to show me at the
end of class or for tomorrow, organizing your thesis sentence.
Notice that when you outline your thesis or topic sentence, you are also outlining your entire
essay at the same time, but as an overview. The details will come in the outline for your body
paragraphs.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: Exponents and Radicals, good friends that go together.
Why would we want to convert between forms of expression? Sometimes a problem
is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties
Rule name Rule Example
Zero rules b
0
= 1 5
0
= 1
0
n
= 0 , for n>0 0
5
= 0
One rules
b
1
= b 5
1
= 5
1
n
= 1 1
5
= 1
Negative
one rule
(-1)5
=
-1
Sources:
https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php
Now, let’s do the online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents-in-expressions
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/punctuation-the-comma-and-the-apostrophe/
introduction-to-commas/e/punctuating-lists
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents-in-expressions
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use a chart to
show various forms of the same number.
2. What is an introductory paragraph?
3. What is the sentence that introductory paragraphs generally start
with called?
4. Write in mathematical terms and show: what is the sum of 5 raised
to the zeroth power and 5 raised to the first power?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 19 Lesson Plan, Tuesday, March 5th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

 

Day 19, Tuesday, March 5th, 12019 HE Grammar: Caps Review, Intro. to Essay Writing Math: Exponents ARE Radical!! Day19ExitSlips

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Tuesday, March 5th, 12019 HE

In our Learning Toolbox: this thought:
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp.
Vocab.
Grammar
Vocabulary
Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Multiple possible
interpretations of a
text/passage
Capitalization,
review, Essay
writing outline
introduction
Radicals in relation
to exponential and
radical forms
Organizing your
information/choices/forms
of data or expression/pros
and cons (T-Charts…)
Various Common Nouns Radical as exponent substitution
Interpretations Proper nouns, I Fractional Exponent Different forms, same #
Express an idea, or
express a number
Brand name, Titles Negative Exponents Process of elimination
In terms of… Thesis & conclusion Fractional Exponents Listing varied possibilities
Quote/citation Pros and Cons of…
Rebuttal/To Rebut
Adding/multplying
Exponents
Most likely possibility
6pm: Spend one minute remembering a misunderstanding you had at some time in your life.
Write one or two sentences explaining: Write two sentences explaining various
possible interpretations of this song quote:
“…but I know what I am,
and I’m glad I’m a man,
and so is Lola…” (citation: the Rolling Stones)

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07: Reading Comp.: Capitalizing and Essay organizing
Today’s Passage: the dropping of the atomic bombs in japan marked the beginning
of the nuclear Age. in august 1949, the soviet union exploded its first atomic bomb. The
world’s two superpowers battled for supremacy and demanded that other nations take sides.
(Today’s reading comes from P. 289 in Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)
What are some possible interpretations of the phrase “battled for supremacy?”
Where are the Grammatical errors?
7:07 Grammar lecture part1/2: Capitalizing review
Rules: Capitalize These Words
1. Proper Nouns (and Brand Names)
2. Titles (except articles and prepositions)
3. First word in a sentence and the pronoun I
(source:
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-worksheets/)
(Extra help on capitalizing:
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-lesson.mp4)
Now let’s do a Grammar exercise question (using Chrome Browser…) from
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-practice-3/
Grammar lecture part2/2: Four main parts of an Essay
We’ve introduced the Thesis sentence, now we need to know that an essay should
have at least four paragraphs (¶):
Introduction, with your Thesis Sentence,
Body paragraphs, with your pros and cons, and
Conclusion paragraph, summarizing your argument or topic.
(https://www.uvu.edu/writingcenter/docs/handouts/writing_process/basicessayformat.pdf
has a nice summary…)
Next week we will start writing an essay together.
7:15 Mathematics Topic: Exponents and Radicals, good friends that go together.
Why would we want to convert between forms of expression? Sometimes a problem
is easier to solve in an equivalent form…
Exponents rules and properties
Rule name Rule Example
Product rules
a
n
⋅ a
m
= a
n+m 2
3
⋅ 2
4
= 2
3+4 = 128
a
n
⋅ b
n
= (a ⋅ b)
n
3
2
⋅ 4
2
= (3⋅4)
2
= 144
Quotient rules
a
n
/ a
m
= a
n-m
2
5
/ 2
3
= 2
5-3
= 4
a
n
/ b
n
= (a / b)
n
4
3
/ 2
3
= (4/2)
3
= 8
Power rules
(b
n
)
m
= b
n⋅m
(2
3
)
2
= 2
3⋅
2
= 64
bn
m
= b(n
m
) 23
2
= 2(3
2
)= 512
m
√(b
n
) = b
n/m 2
√(2
6
) = 2
6/2 = 8
b
1/n
=
n
√b 8
1/3
=
3
√8 = 2
Negative exponents b
-n
= 1 / b
n
2
-3
= 1/2
3
= 0.125
Zero rules
b
0
= 1 5
0
= 1
0
n
= 0 , for n>0 0
5
= 0
One rules
b
1
= b 5
1
= 5
1
n
= 1 1
5
= 1
Minus one rule (-1)
5
= -1
(Source: https://www.rapidtables.com/math/number/exponent.html and
https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/md/division-repeated-subtraction.php)
Notice that a negative exponent jumps the fraction bar, so b
-n
= 1 / b
n
Multiplication is repeated addition, so a
n
⋅ a
m
= a
n+m
Exponents are repeated multiplication, so (b
n
)
m
= b
n⋅m
Division is repeated subtraction, so a
n
/ a
m
= a
n-m
Let’s look at radicals, which are the flip-side of exponents:
m
√(b
n
) = b
n/m
b
1/n
=
n
√b
(Source: https://web.northeastern.edu/seigen/1250DIR/Handout-ExponentsandRadicals1.pdf)
So, exponents really are just radicals in a different form!
Now, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/root
s-of-decimals-and-fractions
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet: (using Chrome Browser…)
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-practice-3/
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/root
s-of-decimals-and-fractions
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining how you can use a chart to
show various forms of the same number.
2. What is a rebuttal?
3. What is the Distributive Property?
4. Show, using exponents, why the square root of five, multiplied by
itself, is equal to 5.
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 18 Lesson Plan, Monday, March 4th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

Day 18, Monday, March 4th, 12019 HE Capitalizing (Use CHROME browser for this site) Exponents, part 2 The Radical Square Root!! Day 18 ExitSlips

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Monday, March 4th, 12019 HE HE
In our Learning Toolbox: this thought:
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp.
Vocab.
Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Review: facts,
assumptions,
observations, opinions
and conclusions
Capitalization, part
three of three: the
pronoun “I”
Radicals Organizing your
information/choices/forms
of data or expression/pros
and cons (T-Charts…)
Various Common Nouns Radical Observing details
Varied Proper nouns Fractional Exponent Translating problems
Varying Brand name variable Equivalent forms
Variety Titles Square root Checking answers
To Vary I Principal square root Various ways to solve…
6pm: Spend one minute imagining life without computers.
Write one or two sentences explaining: What you could do with a discounted
computer from the San Diego Futures Foundation.
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 Grammar lecture, using the passage below.
7:15 to 7:25 Math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We do 1st question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you finish
the online activities from all lectures individually on the classroom computers.
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
7:00-7:07:
Reading Comp.: What is a/an … ? How can you understand the xyz? Would making a
Mind Map help you remember, and would making an outline help to organize your possible
choices?
Today’s Passage:
in march 1917, a revolt by Russian workers toppled the old russian government under
Czar (Tsar) nicholas II. Deaths probably increased exponentially. later that year, a brutal
government arose which eventually included about 9 million mi² (or the square of three
million miles on each side…) of territory with a large variety of cultures and languages.
(Today’s reading adapted from P. 286 in Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)
What is one assumption in this reading?
Why does it seem to be an assumption?
Where are the Grammatical errors?
7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing: i want to learn! (What’s wrong here??)
Rule: Always capitalize the proper pronoun “I.”
Practice: Please write one sentence describing how you use the public library.
(Grammar exercise source:
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/languageartsworksheets/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-worksheets/
Extra help on capitalizing:
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalization-lesson.mp4)
Now let’s do a Grammar exercise question from
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalizatio
n-practice-1/
7:15 Mathematics Topic: Radicals
What is the solution to x = 32
?
What is the solution to x = -3
2
?
What is x called, in the above question?
Let’s do the first question of:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents-in-expressions
How do we write the square root of any number x in mathematical language?
Now, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals/e/squa
re_roots
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:
https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-grammar-worksheets/capitalizatio
n-practice-1/
and
2.) Please do the remainder of both online math worksheets:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algeb
ra-exponents/e/exponents-in-expressions
and
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/rational-exponents-and-radicals/alg1-radicals
/e/square_roots
8:40 Exit Questions: 1. Please write one sentence explaining why it is important to
understand how exponents work.
2. What is a variable?
3. What is the San Diego Promise program?
4. What is a proper pronoun?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 17, Spring 2019, Thursday, 28th of February, 12019 HE (the Holocene Calendar)

Day 17, Thursday, 28 February, 2019 Caps, Part 2 online worksheet Multiplication Tables: Square Numbers/Radical Diagonal Review of yesterday’s intro. Khan Academy continuing Exponents online worksheet Day 17 ExitSlips

 

Lesson Plan, Day 17
In our Learning Toolbox:
San Diego Public Library system
(1. ordering books, 2. InterLibrary Loan, 3. Reference Librarians)
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills
Identifying the
author’s conclusion
Capitalization, part
two of three:
Exponents, part 2 of
2:
Reading comp. lecture
sentences
Contemplate Proper noun repeated addition Diagonal on times table
Reflect upon Noun repeated multiplication Squares
Consider Specific Exponential form Cubes
Nationalism Particular perfect squares Consecutive, even
Turn of the century individual Square numbers context
6pm: Spend one minute contemplating nationalism.
Write one or two sentences explaining why you think nationalism is either
important, or dangerous, or both.
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then
you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,
on your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What conclusion has the author drawn and
why?
“Nationalism sparked intense competition between European nations. by the turn of the
twentieth century. a fierce rivalry had developed among Europe’s most powerful countries.
Those countries were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great britain, Russia, Italy, and France. In
June 1914, World war I began.” (Today’s reading comes from P. 285 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition …)
Where are the proper nouns in this passage?
Is there any lack of capitalization in this passage?
Where are the missing capital letters in this passage?
Where are the other Grammatical errors?
7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing proper nouns
Rules:
Capitalize the titles of
high-ranking government
officials when used with or
before their names. Do not
capitalize the civil title if it is
used instead of the name.
Examples:
The president will address Congress.
All senators are expected to attend.
The governors, lieutenant governors,
and attorneys general called for a
special task force.
Governor Connelly, Lieutenant
Governor Martinez, and Senators
James and Hennessy will attend the
meeting.
Capitalize a title when used
as a direct address even
when the person is not
named.
Examples:
Will you be holding a press
conference, Madame President?
Please give us your opinion of this
latest development, Senator.
We need your response quickly, Mr.
President.
We need your response quickly,
President Obama.
Will you help me with my homework,
Dad?
When you use the
complete names of
departments, capitalize. You
may also capitalize a
shortened form of a
department. Do not
capitalize when these words
are used as adjectives or
Examples:
the United Nations General
Assembly
the General Assembly
Congress
a congressional committee
generically.
Capitalize civil titles only
when used with the name
following or when
addressing someone
directly.
Examples:
Councilman James Harris
the councilman
James Harris, councilman
How are you voting, Councilman?
President Obama
the president
If you are working on
government documents or
you are representing a
government agency, then
you may capitalize words
like City, County,
and District when they stand
alone.
Example: The County will implement
the plan approved by the voters last
June.
When you refer back to a
proper noun using a
shortened version of the
original name, you may
capitalize it.
Examples:
The District Water Plan allocates …
The Plan calls for …
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
has taken the case. The Bureau has
sent out a bulletin to other federal
departments to enlist their help in
capturing the fugitive.
However, if you are not
working on government
documents or are not
representing a government
agency, do not capitalize
generic or shortened terms.
Examples:
The county will implement the plan …
The plan calls for …
The bureau has sent out a bulletin …
sources: https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliza
tion/when-to-capitalize-peoples-titles/
https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliz
ation/capitalization-of-departments-offices-an
d-government-titles/
Please write one sentence using a proper noun (i.e. “Lincoln wrote The Emancipation
Proclamation on the back of an envelope.”)
7:15 Mathematics: Exponents, part 2/2: Anything to the 0
th & 1
st, Pwrs of 0,
Exponent expressions
Review:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/a/introduction-to-exponents
What was my SmartAlec answer to “Express 100 in exponential form?”
So what is any # raised to the 1st power?
What might any # raised to the 0
th
power be?
How might we evaluate 23
+ 2
0
?
How about .2*.2*.2? How would we do this in fractional form? In decimal
form?
What is .2*.2*.2 in exponential form?
What do you notice about the exponent and the number of decimal places?
Let’s summarize on a chart: Arithmetic form, Fractional form, decimal form,
exponential form
Continuing from yesterday for a fun group activity: If you want to partner up
with a classmate, work together for 7 minutes to take a crack at:
The Djinni’s Offer:
“After opening an ancient bottle you find on the beach, a Djinni
appears. In payment for his freedom, he gives you a choice of either
50,000 gold coins or one magical gold coin. The magic coin will turn
into two gold coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four
coins total at the end of two days. By the end or the third day there will
be eight gold coins total. The Djinni explains that the magic coins will
continue this pattern of doubling each day for one moon cycle, 28
days. Which prize do you choose?
When you have made your choice, answer these questions:
 The number of coins on the third day will be 2×2×2. Can you write
another expression using exponents for the number of coins there will be on the third day?
 Write an expression for the number of coins there will be on the
28th day. Is this more or less than a million coins?”
(from: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/532)
.
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_2.asp
and
Now let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/exponents
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions: Tuesday, day 17
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between the four
forms we used today.
2. What is nationalism?
3. Write one fourth as a fraction, decimal and a percent and in some
exponential form (i.e. 9/10*9/10=.9*.9=.81=81%)
4. Please write one sentence explaining how many decimal places an
exponent gives when multiplying decimals.
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 16, Spring 2019, Wednesday, 27th of February, 12019 HE (the Holocene Calendar)

Day 16 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 What is a Proper Noun? (“A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are ‘Peggy,’ ‘Tucson,’ and ‘the United Nations.’”) Capitalizing, Pt. 1, online activity Using Multiplication Tables for Exponents: Perfect Squares Diagonal Khan Academy Intro to Exponents online worksheet Day 16 Exit Question slips

 

Lesson Plan, Day 16:
In our Learning Toolbox:
Sourcing information: What Pro-bono lawyers and the Public Library should have in common!!
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking
Skills
Observation vs.
Evidence
Capitalization, part one
of three:
Exponents, part 1 of 2:
(You have the power!)
always
preview
topple the start of a sentence b “to the nth power” note keywords
seize a proper noun b “to the power of n” check answers
reform “I” exponent=multiplication the
base by itself n times
review your
answers
uniform quotes within a sentence exponent review chapter
serfdom sentences in parentheses base review notes
6pm: Spend one minute imagining what it would be like if you were not allowed to leave the
place where you had been born, and you had to work for your landlord forever as a Serf.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you
think about being a Serf…
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then
you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,
on your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What is an observation, and how is it different
from evidence?
“In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte, a successful and popular French general, toppled the
government and seized power. Five years later, he crowned himself emperor. Napoleon
reformed many aspects of society, including adopting a new uniform legal code” that abolished
serfdom. (Today’s reading comes from P. 284 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)
Where is the observation in this passage?
Is there any source evidence given in the passage to back up these observations?
Is there a grammatical error in this passage?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalization, part one of three
Rule 1. A full sentence is always capitalized, whether it is in quotes or in
parentheses.
i.e.: The judge said, “This is my verdict.”
quoting a sentence within a
sentence, capitalize the sentence:
She asked, “What time will you be home?”
partial quotes: no capitalizing: He asked about the “best practices” for tests.
capitalize sentences in parentheses He was fired for incompetence. (He lost the
company a lot of money.)
Notice where this period goes: Full sentence: inside the paren…
no caps for non-sentences: He was fired for incompetence (and lost the
company a lot of money).
Notice where the period goes
now:
Non-sentence: outside the parentheses…
“Rule 2. Capitalize proper nouns—and adjectives derived from proper nouns.
Examples:
the Golden Gate Bridge
the Grand Canyon
a Russian song
a Shakespearean sonnet
a Freudian slip” (source: https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp)
Please write one sentence using quotes… i.e. She said, “Lincoln wrote his speech on the back of
a French envelope.”
7:15 Mathematics: Intro. to Exponents
How would you explain the difference between addition and multiplication?
On a T-Chart, let’s list the differences between 3+3+3+3 versus 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.
What are your observations?
What is a repeated addition? What is a repeated multiplication?
What difference does our organizer (T-Chart) show between 3 x 4 and 3 to the 4th
power?
Now let’s look at
https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/3259066/exponent-recap-pptx.
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and,
then, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exponents/e/positive_a
nd_zero_exponents
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from GrammarBook.com:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/positive_and_zero_exponents
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions:
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between addition and
multiplication.
2. what capital letter is missing in this sentence?
3. What is a T-Chart used for?
4. What was a serf?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 14 Lesson Plan, Monday, February 25th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

Day14, Lesson Plan, Monday, 25 February, 12019 Grammar online worksheets to choose from easy/medium/hard, Khan Academy Estimating online worksheet, Part 1 Khan Academy online worksheet for Estimating, part 2 Day14ExitSlips

 

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm, Monday, 25 February, 12019 HE rm. 211,
In our Learning Toolbox:
close reading and observation
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking
Skills
Topic: opinion/
assumptions
Topic: idiomatic
prepositions
Topic:estimation observe
closely
prominent idiom ball park figure do things in
order
influential preposition rounding translate
problems
observation prepositional phrase nearest ten re-write
problems
assumption convention nearest hundred equivalent
values
opinion writing convention nearest thousand different form
6pm: Spend one minute imagining the Middle Ages in Damascus.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you
think about the what life may have been like among the Maya 1200 years ago…
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then you
finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers, on
your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What is opinion, and how can we distinguish
between opinion and assumption, and observation in writing? Would making a Mind Map or an outline
help to organize your possible choices of supporting evidence?
“The three most prominent and influential cultures in Mesoamerica and South America
before 1500 is the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. All three societies developing sophisticated
ways of life.” Scholars estimate that the Maya arose around 250CE. (Today’s reading comes from page
282, Master the HiSET Exam, 2nd edition 2nd Edition by Peterson’s…)
What, if any, is the assumption in this passage?
Is there an opinion in the passage?
Where are the observations?
Where are the Grammatical errors?
7:07 Grammar lecture: Idiomatic usage of common prepositions
Some words are used with a standard preposition that must be memorized.
Find the idiomatic phrase in today’s reading passage.
Here is a long list: http://www.advanced-english-grammar.com/list-ofprepositional-phrases.html and https://www.englishgrammar.org/common-prepositionalphrases/
Some that are not on the list: (pg. 63, Master the HiSET Exam, 2nd edition 2nd Edition by
Peterson’s)
a critic of
consist of
according to
afraid of
agreed to
anxious about
apologize for (having done something wrong)
apologize to (someone)
blame on
capable of
complain about
conform to
congratulate on
way of life
Please write one sentence using a phrase above: (i.e. “Each person is capable of great things.”)
7:15 Mathematics: Estimation
Please write one sentence using the word “estimate.”
What do the words roughly, about, approximately, or around tell you?
What is the first thing we can do when we estimate?
What is rounding to the nearest ten? Round 322 to the nearest ten.
How would we round 322 to the nearest hundred?
What if we have the number 4.89, and we only need to multiply it by 3?
How would we round this decimal number? So x*3 ≈ Y
How could we estimate 322 * 4.89
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together: https://www.khanacademy.org/
humanities/grammar/usage-and-style/common-expressions-and-idioms/e/common-expressions–medium
Now let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together: https://www.khanacademy.org/
math/cc-fifth-grade-math/multiplication-and-division/cc-5th-mult-decimals/e/estimating-withmultiplying-decimals
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from Khan Academy: https://
http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/usage-and-style/common-expressions-and-idioms/e/commonexpressions–medium (Note that if it is too easy or too difficult, you can do the other worksheets shown on the left
hand side bar…)
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy: https://
http://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/multiplication-and-division/cc-5th-mult-decimals/e/estimatingwith-multiplying-decimals (if too difficult, please do https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-fifth-grade-math/
cc-5th-arith-operations/adding-decimals-intro/e/estimating-with-adding-decimals to start with, instead…)
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions:
1. How can we convert from between decimals and percents?
2. Which is correct: afraid of or afraid from?
3. Round 188 to the nearest ten.
4. Round 188 to the nearest hundred.
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

Day 16 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, February 27th, 12019 HE (Holocene Era, the Holocene Calendar)

Day 16 Lesson Plan, Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 What is a Proper Noun? (“A proper noun is the name of a particular person, place, organization, or thing. Proper nouns begin with a capital letter. Examples are ‘Peggy,’ ‘Tucson,’ and ‘the United Nations.’”) Capitalizing, Pt. 1, online activity Using Multiplication Tables for Exponents: Perfect Squares Diagonal Khan Academy Intro to Exponents online worksheet Day 16 Exit Question slips

 

 

Lesson Plan, 6-9pm,    Day 16,     Wednesday, 27 February, 2019
In our Learning Toolbox:
Sourcing information: What Pro-bono lawyers and the Public Library should have in common!!
Vocabulary:
Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:
Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking
Skills
Observation vs.
Evidence
Capitalization, part one
of three:
Exponents, part 1 of 2:
(You have the power!)
always
preview
topple the start of a sentence b “to the nth power” note keywords
seize a proper noun b “to the power of n” check answers
reform “I” exponent=multiplication the
base by itself n times
review your
answers
uniform quotes within a sentence exponent review chapter
serfdom sentences in parentheses base review notes
6pm: Spend one minute imagining what it would be like if you were not allowed to leave the
place where you had been born, and you had to work for your landlord forever as a Serf.
Write one or two sentences explaining what you think or feel when you
think about being a Serf…
6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).
7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…
7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension
7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage
7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.
7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then
you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,
on your laptop or, on your smart phone.
7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What is an observation, and how is it different
from evidence?
“In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte, a successful and popular French general, toppled the
government and seized power. Five years later, he crowned himself emperor. Napoleon
reformed many aspects of society, including adopting a new uniform legal code” that abolished
serfdom. (Today’s reading comes from P. 284 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition…)
Where is the observation in this passage?
Is there any source evidence given in the passage to back up these observations?
Is there a grammatical error in this passage?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalization, part one of three
Rule 1. A full sentence is always capitalized, whether it is in quotes or in
parentheses.
i.e.: The judge said, “This is my verdict.”
quoting a sentence within a
sentence, capitalize the sentence:
She asked, “What time will you be home?”
partial quotes: no capitalizing: He asked about the “best practices” for tests.
capitalize sentences in parentheses He was fired for incompetence. (He lost the
company a lot of money.)
Notice where this period goes: Full sentence: inside the paren…
no caps for non-sentences: He was fired for incompetence (and lost the
company a lot of money).
Notice where the period goes
now:
Non-sentence: outside the parentheses…
“Rule 2. Capitalize proper nouns—and adjectives derived from proper nouns.
Examples:
the Golden Gate Bridge
the Grand Canyon
a Russian song
a Shakespearean sonnet
a Freudian slip” (source: https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/capital.asp)
Please write one sentence using quotes… i.e. She said, “Lincoln wrote his speech on the back of
a French envelope.”
7:15 Mathematics: Intro. to Exponents
How would you explain the difference between addition and multiplication?
On a T-Chart, let’s list the differences between 3+3+3+3 versus 3 x 3 x 3 x 3.
What are your observations?
What is a repeated addition? What is a repeated multiplication?
What difference does our organizer (T-Chart) show between 3 x 4 and 3 to the 4th
power?
Now let’s look at
https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/3259066/exponent-recap-pptx.
Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and,
then, let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exponents/e/positive_a
nd_zero_exponents
7:30
1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet from GrammarBook.com:
https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_1.asp
and
2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet on Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp
onents/e/positive_and_zero_exponents
Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.
8:40 Exit Questions:
1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between addition and
multiplication.
2. what capital letter is missing in this sentence?
3. What is a T-Chart used for?
4. What was a serf?
8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal