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Sophomore (Grade 10) Activities

Select a section below to see specific optional enrichment activities.
The activities are divided by class subject.

CA Collections and Close Reader

From Why Read Shakespeare

  • Read and Respond (page 203)
    • Read pages 203-207
    • Respond: Using the Collaborative Discussion prompt on page 207, write out your thoughts in preparation for a discussion.
      • If able, use Google hangouts to have the discussion with peers.
  • Reread and Analyze 
    • Read “Analyze Argument and Rhetoric” on page 208
    • Reread text
    • Analyzing the Text page 208 #1-4
      • Note: Responses should be in complete responses and restate key concepts/words from the question.
  • Apply Academic Vocabulary
    • Critical Vocabulary: Practice and Apply (page 209 #1-4) -- write out the complete sentence

Speaking Activity: Response to Literature 
Collection 6, “Heroes and Quests” explores the idea that a hero’s journey takes many forms. Think about the journeys portrayed in “The Journey” and in the excerpt from The Good Soldiers. What similarities and differences are there between the journeys?
 

Selection Performance Task -- Speaking Activity: Argument (page 208)

  1. Draft your speech using the guidelines provided for the Performance Task.
  2. Read “Language and Style: Rhetorical Questions” on page 209. Use the Practice and Apply; revise your speech before presenting.
  3. Deliver your presentation.
    • Choose how you will present your ideas: (1) Record your presentation using Red Dot, OR (2) share your presentation with a family member, OR (3) Give your presentation in front of a mirror.

Chapter 17:  Contemporary Global Issues
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  1. Read pages 638-646 in your textbook and complete pages 450-455 in your Inquiry Journal. You may also want to watch the following video by signing into McGraw-Hill: 
    Video: September 11th
     
  2. Read pages 647-657 in your textbook and complete pages 456-461 in your Inquiry Journal. You may also want to watch the following video by signing into McGraw-Hill: 
    Video: Population Growth
     
  3. Read pages 662-670 in your textbook and complete pages 462-467 in your Inquiry Journal. You may also want to watch the following video by signing into McGraw-Hill: 
    Video: China's Housing Bubble
     
  4. Read pages 671-677 in your textbook and complete pages 468-473 in your Inquiry Journal. You may also want to watch the following video by signing into McGraw-Hill: 
    Video: Google Maps
     
  5. Read pages 678-679 in your textbook and complete the questions at the bottom of each page on your own piece of paper.
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  6. Catch up on any work that you still need to complete.

Read: p. 698-706

  • Do: Inquiry activity p. 699; Reviewing Concepts, Critical Thinking, and Writing in Science p. 706

Read p. 707-714

  • Do: Reviewing Concepts, Critical Thinking, and Writing in Science p. 714

Read: 715-721

  • Do: Reviewing Concepts, Critical Thinking, and Writing in Science p. 721

Science Extended Enrichment

Read p. 1031-1035

  • Do: Key Concepts, Critical Thinking Inferring, Descriptive Writing p. 1035

Read: p. 1036-1042

  • Do: Key Concepts, Critical Thinking Inferring, Descriptive Writing p. 1035

Read: p. 1042-1047

  • Do: Key Concepts, Critical Thinking Inferring, Descriptive Writing p. 1047

Read: 1048-1054

  • Do: Key Concepts, Critical Thinking Inferring, Descriptive Writing p. 1054

Keep a daily log of your physical fitness activities; OR, research a sport or leisure activity that you want to learn more about.

Write a report or create a project on this topic.

Read for at least 30 min each day.

Activities Optional

Students will not be graded, penalized, or held accountable for optional enrichment activities provided during this time of school closures; all offerings are optional.