Instructor: Oliveira, D.


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  • Anchor Task Information

    Hi Kids... Here is what you need to know for your Anchor Task which is this Friday, March 3. Please remember: OUTLINES are a brief plan of development. The ONLY full sentences on it are your thesis and your quoted lines from the 2 NON FICTION pieces and the 1 J/H Evidence requirement. You may also have a quoted line for the counterclaim.  xx Mrs. Oliveira PLEASE make yourselves proud. That is what matters most.…

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  • Senior Paper ABSTRACT AND Extra Credit Task

    Hey Kids,  If you did not do your abstract of your senior paper, I have it linked here for you. Pls share them with me asap. The number of missing grades is out of control, so the sooner I can grade this missing assignments, the better. Thank you.  I also have the link to the extra credit task. Answer the questions for Ch. 1-8... =3 extra credits... Be complete though if you want 3- 100s.  :) Mrs. Oliveira Extra Credit Study Question…

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  • Literature Study: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Hi Kids,  Here is the overview of the literature study for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I have hyperlinked resources that we will use in and out of the class. Note: You will have several extension tasks related to this novella, so the resources are there to support both your reading and your extension tasks. Please use them.  1. The Unit Overview https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1d5QE82V3WDb0S_RSQejFaa0zisrq7weV00XtrbnOUUc/edit?usp=sharing 2. Website if you wish to listen to the novella while you…

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  • Zimbardo questions (page 2 of the handout)

    Pls go to this link (with your WPS email) and the questions are on page 2. Thank you! xx Mrs. O https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1nnmPYrSnpOqkmdeA-bjWppayZlyg-ywk2SOqwOPfmi4/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Check Your Work

    Hi Kids, As you wind down in the writing and polishing of your senior paper, pls review it carefully against the YES TEST. The YES TEST is the assessment instrument I will use to grade your paper. Also, below is a link to a review sheet... go through it before the yes test and be sure you have hit these major points of concern. Good Luck... Oh, do remember the Information Rubric that the Faculty will use when determining proficiency. The Approaching Column is the one to rise above.. PBGR Informational Writing Rubric http://office-of-the-instructional-coord.whs.westerly.k12.ri.us/modules/locker/files/group_files.phtml?parent=17433514&gid=1292283&=1f557cf5f58d9875b8df574c53a84019 Review Sheet: https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1mPFCCaQl9kjuSeiLm5z5lo30063dY7vQebypT8N92FI/edit?usp=sharing Yes…

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  • Conclusion Writing

    Hi Kids,  Those of you who are cruising along, please go to this link to review two ways to construct a conclusion. There are more, but I sense many of you feel a little insecure so I have provided 2 options. The first is a basic conclusion and the second is a little more advanced.  Hope it helps.. xx Mrs.…

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  • Senior Paper Quick Checklist

    Hi kids, as you write or review what you have written for the Senior Paper, here is a link to a quick checklist I created to continue to assist you. The readers of your paper (for the Blind Read by the faculty), will use the Informational Schoolwide Rubric xx Mrs. Oliveira https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1FMGgV6c9MWvYz_TrKN1tEigHl5oD5Lnp5kvzW0Oboxo/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Senior Paper Writing Process

    Dear Seniors,  Tuesday, Jan. 3, we begin the writing of the senior paper. I will give some class time to this activity, but you will need to use out of class time as well. During class, if a cell phone is visible to me at any moment, I will confiscate it. Here are the due dates:  Period 5 a. DUE: Tuesday, January 17, at the START of class: PRINTED, Completed and Properly formatted (MLA 8) research paper (includes title page and Works Cited page) b. On Tues, 1/17, we will have a peer review workshop  c. You will then polish the paper based on your peer's feedback and any teacher feedback d. The FINAL POLISHED properly formatted, full 5 to full 8 page paper (NO HEADING ON THIS PAPER) is due at 2:00 pm on Friday, 1/20.  IF I DO NOT HAVE IT BY THEN, you will come to the exam block.NO excuses will be accepted. NONE.   Period 7 a. DUE: Wednesday, January 18, at the START of class: PRINTED, Completed and Properly formatted (MLA 8) research paper (includes title page and Works Cited page) b. On Weds, 1/18, we will have a peer review workshop (It is a short class: HAVE PAPERS PRINTED) c. You will then polish the paper based on your peer's feedback and any teacher feedback d. The FINAL POLISHED properly formatted, full 5 to full 8 page paper (NO HEADING ON THIS PAPER) is due at 2:00 pm on Friday, 1/20.  IF I DO NOT HAVE IT BY THEN, you will come to the exam block.NO Excuse will be accepted. NONE. Here are my resources:  Senior Paper Writing Support Funnel Introduction Please ask for help whenever you need it, but also give your best effort before asking. You need to build some confidence and trying first, then learning from what you have done, will help build your confidence.  xx Mrs.…

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  • Research Paper Proposal CHECKLIST 2016:

    SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER PROPOSAL CHECKLIST:  Hi Kids,  Here is the overview brief checklist. If you click the link, it will bring you to the list and the rubric. This is just so you can remind yourself of what is due AT THE END OF CLASS ON FRIDAY, DEC. 16. If it is not handed in, and barring any extenuating circumstances, I will enter a zero for this grade. THank you for understanding.  xx Mrs.…

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  • Friday 12/9/2016: Review

    Hi Kids,  Friday, Dec. 9:  Keep track of your work :) On December 16, you have a lot of work due. Reminder: Research Paper Proposal link is below. You also received a hard copy. You should review this document.  Thank you,  xxx Mrs. O Research Paper Proposal https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1i8uPggSANAIafZwqcxadxM7LWczzU9vR6mlvi6UMgPg/edit?usp=sharing Activity 1: Article Review   https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1nMuA3F1e-YsX8CuzlhfywVOldfZTO8eHZ44ezzZFVRE/edit?usp=sharing Activity 2: Article review and MindMap  https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1nMuA3F1e-YsX8CuzlhfywVOldfZTO8eHZ44ezzZFVRE/edit?usp=sharing Activity 3: ​Map out your subtopics AND complete your MLA 8 formatting of sources thus far https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/14SHEz1OIP9iT_Mm3ff8rDnmYgBo8HL4bsPFA1gQ4Dkw/edit?usp=sharing Activity 4: Reflection Paragraph  https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1R8XIPTPUhwOWDqAumpyW-dezgohT3flzIrx1yuuKFFk/edit?usp=sharing Activity 5: Note-taking and Organization https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1elf2Xgk4sW9JQRrWICiG5LcBs1Eii5lGcx3ke7KIt88/edit?usp=sharing Activity 6: Title Page http://senior-exhibition.whs.westerly.k12.ri.us/modules/locker/files/group_files.phtml?parent=19240179&gid=1233928&=17562b275abafaba84d5d79fdafe178a Keep up the good work kids!! XX Mrs.…

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    HI Kids,  We were discussing the differences in MLA 7 and MLA 8. Mrs. Devoe created a simplified doc to help everyone with making this change. Please review it. MLA 7 had Web. in its date.. MLA 8 does not. MLA 7 had NO URL, MLA 8 HAS a URL...  Pls review.  :)) Mrs. O https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1I9UM3l-UG3DDN8OteNErI6SeJJucxhZVjbuGA0VjTVY/edit?usp=sharing

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  • Senior Research Paper OVERVIEW and LINKS

    Hi Kids,  Below are the senior research paper proposal that I gave you in class. If you lose yours, here is where you can get another copy. Additionally, I also have an overview with hyperlinks. All you need for resource support is here... pls utilize this page rather than not completing a task because you are unsure. Always, see me or email me with questions PRIOR to any due date.  xx Mrs. Oliveira Document No. 1; Senior Research Paper Proposal https://docs.google.com/a/westerly.k12.ri.us/document/d/1i8uPggSANAIafZwqcxadxM7LWczzU9vR6mlvi6UMgPg/edit?usp=sharing Document No. 2: Senior Research Paper…

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  • Why Take Notes during Lectures and Reading?

    Here is why students should take notes during a lecture, but also when they read [Highlighting is not note-taking) :) Notes help you remember information!​  According to Walter Pauk in How to Study in College students who do not take notes in lecture will lose information as follows: (Many students say: "I'm an auditory learner so I don't need to take notes, but...) After lecture: Material forgotten: 20 minutes 47% 1 day 62% 2 days 69% 10 weeks 75% 15…

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