Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

DO NOW: Word of the Week-- be sure to complete all 6 steps!

Today's word is: Activist

1. Open your notebook to the back Vocab section

2. Write "activist" as your next ​​word (below "non-fiction")

3. Watch the video below:

4. Write the definition in the definition column--google the definition or use dictionary.com

5. Draw a picture that will help you remember the definition in the picture column

6. When you finish, compare your definition and picture with at least three other people's


1. Do Now: Word of the Week

2. Long Write: Social Issues and Activism (30 minutes of writing--if you missed today, ask me for the writing prompts)

3. D.E.A.R.

Learning Goals:

Students can explain what an activist is.

Students can deepen their understanding of social issues and activism through writing.

Students can enjoy reading.


READ for at least 20 minutes: a book, news articles, RAZ kids, movie reviews, music reviews, or get more ideas here.

See you tomorrow!

Ms. Kesti

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