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Personal Insight Questions  in Google Classroom

Personal Insight Questions

Purpose: This FINAL DL project is to help you with your college applications process as soon as you begin fall semester. This is your start to the writing process for the personal insight questions in the undergraduate admissions application. Many of these questions (PIQ) are also similar to question prompts for scholarships, grants, and more! See this as an opportunity to work on writing your PIQ and getting paid-The more you invest in these questions, the more money you may potentially get!

Additional hints and suggestions can be found on UC’s admissions website at ucal.us/personalquestions.


Directions & Guidelines:
You will have 8 questions to choose from. You must respond to any 4 of the 8 questions (Delete the 4 questions you do NOT choose so it's easier to read).
Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.
Which questions you choose to answer is entirely up to you: But you should select questions that are most relevant to your experience and that best reflect your individual circumstances.
All questions are equal: All questions are given equal consideration in the application review process, which means there is no advantage or disadvantage to choosing certain questions over others.


Write directly on this google document and then CLICK "TURN IN" when ready for a grade. Mrs. Harper and I will be providing feedback as you write.

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Alliance Brag Sheet in Google Classroom

Alliance Brag Sheet

Make a copy, complete, then upload to this assignment. CLICK "TURN IN" when done.

https://docs.google.com/document/u/2/d/1iy3CQi5EIFLhv1_sWXw86t8raCzyoWY0sekt4nHCiVw/copy

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Do Now-June 12 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 12

TODAY is the LAST DAY of Distance Learning! whoooo hoooooo! HOW DOES it FEEL to complete DL and officially be a senior? Respond to TWO other student responses.
Lezzzzgooooooooooo!

P.S 4 personal insight questions and brag sheet is due by midnight tonight! Click "TURN IN" when it is complete!

CONGRATS JUNIORS on COMPLETING DL!

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Do Now-June 11 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 11

We are TWO days away from ending the school year and becoming official SENIORS!
Click on the Google doc and write a note to your future self and answer these questions:
1. What challenges have you faced during the pandemic and how have you overcame these obstacles?
2. What are your hopes and dreams for senior year?
3. What are your goals for after you graduate?
4. What is one important piece of advice you would give yourself when things get hard during senior year?

*****I will return these to you during the end of your senior year, so please make sure to write your first and last name and advisory teacher's name.

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Do Now-June 8 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 8

CONGRATS! You have made it to week 10, the LAST week of distance learning. As we prepare to close out this school year, there is still a lot of unknown information about what the new school year will look like. We may or may not have to still resort to distance learning, therefore please help me out by answering the survey attached honestly. This will help me learn how to be a better distance learning teacher. Thank you in advance!

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Do Now-June 5 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 5

Which assignments are you missing? Click on the link of the list of DL assignments to find out.

The deadline for all LATE WORK is due by 10am this Monday, 6/8.
4 Personal Insight Questions & Brag sheet is due by Friday, 6/12 at midnight.

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Do Now-June 4 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 4

As you may or may not, Mrs. Harper will not be returning to Collins next year and will be teaching at another Alliance school. Please write words of gratitude on the google form attached. Thank you for being thoughtful and kind scholars

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Do Now-June 3 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 3

Write at least 1-2 sentences describing your feelings/reactions around the current protests. (There is no right or wrong answer and all feelings/thoughts are valued)

Join today's community circe today if you need space to talk about this topic. We will also be taking a virtual trip to Magic Mountain!

Culture Committee will hold a special civil unrest meeting tomorrow, 6/4/from 12pm-1pm to learn, share, and grow.

Due:

Do Now-June 1 in Google Classroom

Do Now-June 1

10 days left of school! As we wind down from DL, its time to transition to becoming a senior by preparing for college! Review the list of adjectives below and choose 3 traits that best reflect who you are and explain HOW you demonstrate those characteristics. Determining which character traits fit you best, may help you with deciding which personal insight questions to answer.
Careful
Trustworthy
Team-player
Reliable
Self-starter
Loyal
Studious
Sincere
Attentive
Conscientious
Hard-working
Persistent
Dynamic
Energetic
Curious
Modest
Enterprising
Enthusiastic
Aggressive
Consistent
Organized
Professional
Disciplined
Poised
Skillful
Passionate
Adaptable
Focused
Reflective
Realistic
Persevering
Reserved

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How can life return to normal? A COVID-19 vaccine would help in Google Classroom

How can life return to normal? A COVID-19 vaccine would help

Click on the link and read "How can Life Return to normal" and answer ALL 5 questions in ACTIVELY LEARN.

We will grade your responses in Actively Learn and record them in google classroom. DO NOT create a separate google doc with your CERER. Please CLICK "TURN IN" when you have finished the assignment (ALL 5 questions!) in Actively Learn.

Question 5 Sentence Starters:

Choice 1: Argue why a vaccine will help end the COVID-19 virus. Use at least two specific details from the article to explain why a vaccine is important.

Choice 2: Argue why getting a vaccine will NOT help end the COVID-19 virus. Use at least two specific details from the article to counter-argue the author and explain why a vaccine is NOT important. You may use additional outside credible resources to support your answer.


Claim: TAG + analytical verb + rationale +claim
According to ___________'s article titled "_______________________," the author claims that a vaccine would/would not help end the COVID-19 virus because...

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Do Now-May 29 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 29

10 school days left! What is one thing your are looking forward to about being a senior? Then reply to TWO other responses.
(Examples: applying/getting accepted into colleges, prom, grad night, title of “senior” etc)

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Do Now-May 28 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 28

What clubs or extracurricular activities are you thinking about joining for senior year? Why? Explain.

FYI- Click on the link if you would like to apply for Culture Committee.

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Do Now-May 27 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 27

What is your favorite theme park ride? OR what theme park ride would you like to try that you have never been on before? REPLY to TWO other student responses-NO JUDGMENT! (reminder to respect the virtual agreements)
My answer: The Little Mermaid ride at Disney California Adventures 😎
Examples: (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm Raging Waters, Magic Mountain, Aquarium of the Pacific, etc.)


Join us on a virtual visit to Universal Studios today at 10am during our virtual community circle!
Bring some snacks to eat!


Click
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84026157657?pwd=YzNCdjZvb1hVU1ZSY01LTXZEMlVyUT09to join our VIRTUAL Community Circle on Wednesday via Zoom!
Meeting ID: 840 2615 7657
Password: 7eEHqv

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Do Now-May 26 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 26

Are you Interested in taking AP English Literature and Composition for the 2020 - 2021 school year?

If YES Join Google Classroom with the following classroom code: gpqdp6i.

Deadline in this Friday May 29th!

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Do Now-May 22 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 22

No school on Monday, so tell us.....What is your favorite show/movie on Netflix or other platforms? This way we have a good list to reference over the three-day weekend : )

I would recommend watching-Disney Sing Along Two on Disney Plus : )

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Do Now-May 21 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 21

What do you prefer to eat?

My answer: Salty!

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Do Now-May 20 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 20


What is your favorite animal? Why? REPLY to TWO other Student responses.

Click on the link to join us during today's virtual community circle at 10am! We will go on a virtual tour to the zoo!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84026157657?pwd=YzNCdjZvb1hVU1ZSY01LTXZEMlVyUT09My
Meeting ID: 840 2615 7657
Password: 7eEHqv

response: A Panda bear because they are so cute and playful, but mess with their babies and they will hurt you! No one better mess with my children or my students! : )

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Do Now-May 19
 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 19

If you had a chance to go back in a time machine, what era would you go back to?
My answer: The 90's! Mrs. Alcala's rebel days 🤣

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Do Now-May 18 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 18


How have you been able to express your creativity during quarantine? Explain. REPLY to TWO other students.
My response: I have been able to express my creativity during quarantine by making these masks for the children in my families and then turning them into TikTok Videos for my students.

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How some YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok stars use their influence for good in Google Classroom

How some YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok stars use their influence for good

Click on the link and read "How some YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok stars use their influence for good" and answer ALL 11 questions in ACTIVELY LEARN.

We will grade your responses in Actively Learn and record them in google classroom. DO NOT create a separate google doc with your CERER. Please CLICK "TURN IN" when you have finished the assignment (ALL 11 questions!) in Actively Learn.

Sentence Starters:



Claim-According to Pixabay's article, " How some YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok stars use their influence for good"_____(analytical verb)_____________how social media can positively influence society by___________________________.



Evidence-For example...

This is shown when the author states....



Reasoning- This evidence reveals...

The words _________and __________demonstrates...





List of analytical verbs:

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Do Now-May 15 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 15

HAPPY FRIDAY! We are only FOUR weeks away from summer vacation! Drop an emoji how you feel about that! some of us may be happy while others not so happy, but all our mixed feelings are okay!
My emoji is 😎

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Do Now-May 14  in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 14


If you can can have dinner with anyone right now, alive or dead, who would it be? Why? REPLY to TWO other students.
My answer: I would have dinner with my great grandpa Harold who passed a way 7 years ago. I would want to ask him how it was when he lived during the Great Depression and if he had any advice to the family about the pandemic. I would also want to tell him how much I miss and love him.

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Do Now-May 13 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 13

What was your favorite childhood cartoon? Respond and REPLY to TWO other student responses.
My answer: I loved watching The Rugrats as a kid!

NOTE: Today’s virtual community circle is canceled. My apologies for any inconvenience. Our virtual community circle will resume next Wednesday! ❤️

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Do Now-May 12 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 12

TACO TUESDAY! What is your favorite kind of tacos to eat? REPLY to TWO other students.
My response: Carne Asada con todo!

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Do Now-May 11 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 11

Who is your favorite sports team and player? Why?
REPLY to TWO other student responses (Lets be respectful to any rivals!)

My answer: The Lakers and Kobe because Kobe is the G.O.A.T!

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Do Now-May 8 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 8

Today is the LAST day of "Appreciation Teacher Week!"
What is ONE thing you appreciate about your teachers? REPLY to TWO other student responses.
P.S Be niicccceeeeeeee : )

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Do Now-May 7 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 7

Click on the link to see ALL the assignments for English "Distance Learning" and write a list of the assignments you need to complete for this class.

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Do Now-May 6 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 6

Will you be able to attend today's Virtual Community Circle?

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84026157657?pwd=YzNCdjZvb1hVU1ZSY01LTXZEMlVyUT09

Meeting ID: 840 2615 7657
Password: 7eEHqv

Click on the link to check out the questions!

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Do Now-May 5 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 5

If you could have ONE super power, what would it be and why? COMMENT on TWO other students (keep it appropriate!)

My answer-I would choose to be able to "teleport" so I can travel around the world in just one day!

Click on this article for other ideas on super powers.

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Do Now-May 4 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 4

What would you do if you won $1,000,000 right now? REPLY to TWO other student responses (be nice and love each other!)
My response: I would buy a house and donate some to Children's Hospital : )

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Gratitude is heart-healthy in Google Classroom

Gratitude is heart-healthy

Click on the link and read "Gratitude is Heart-healthy" and answer ALL 5 questions in ACTIVELY LEARN.

Question #5-Exit Slip: Answer the prompt below by writing a CER
How can gratitude impact a student's life in school? Explain. Use at least one piece of evidence from the article to justify your reasoning. Make sure you reference the paragraphs numbers when citing your evidence.


Sentence Starters:
Claim-TAG + analytical verb +rationale=claim
Lecia Bushak's article, "Gratitude is Heart-healthy" __________(analytical verb)_______________ gratitude can impact a student's life in school by___________________.

Evidence-In paragraph ___________, the author states...

Reasoning-This evidence demonstrates...


***http://msweinfurter.weebly.com/uploads/5/4/3/7/5437316/analytical_verbs.pdf

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Do Now-May 1 in Google Classroom

Do Now-May 1

Watch this CNN 10 video and answer the question below.
What are the plans for returning college students in the fall? Use evidence from the video to support your answer.

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Do Now-April 30 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 30

Who is someone you have been checking in on during quarantine and who is someone you want to check in on? REPLY to TWO other responses.
My answer: I’ve been checking in on my dad. Someone I want to start checking in on is my friend Ronny from Middle School.

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Do Now-April 29 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 29

Will you be able to attend today’s virtual community circle? A virtual community circle is a safe space to talk about our feelings and what’s going on in the world.

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Do Now-April 28 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 28

If the “stay at home” order lasts ONE YEAR, what would you rather do?

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Do Now-April 27 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 27

How heavy is the load for your DL English Course work right now? Please be as honest as possible, so your ELA teachers can plan accordingly.

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Do Now-April 24 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 24

Music helps many of us get through challenging times! DROP a song and name of artist that gets you through the day! Listen to TWO songs and REPLY to TWO people! Mine is “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

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Focus Question-How is the Coronavirus positively impacting our world? Cite two pieces of evidence to support your answer. 
 in Google Classroom

Focus Question-How is the Coronavirus positively impacting our world? Cite two pieces of evidence to support your answer.

Assignment Checklist:
1. Read the article and answer the comprehension questions from ACTIVELY LEARN (see attachment)
3. Answer the focus question by writing a CERER OR a verbal response using Flipgrid (see Choice Board Attached with links)
4. Click "TURN IN" before the deadline

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Do Now-April 21 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 21

Which Quarantine House would you choose?

I choose House #4 : ) Lets see which Quarantine house wins!

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Do Now-April 20 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 20

What ONE thing you are grateful for right now? Why? You can’t say “family,” you must be specific if it’s a person. REPLY to TWO other people. My example-I’m grateful for technology, like having my laptop and phone, because it allows me to connect with my students and my family members.

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Do Now-April 17, 2020 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 17, 2020

HAPPY FRIDAY! Drop a positive quote that can get us through the weekend! Then REPLY to TWO other students.

My quote is: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”-Winston Churchill

Check out brainyquotes.com for ideas!

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College Profile Assignment  in Google Classroom

College Profile Assignment

Complete this "College Profile" and Click "TURN IN" when it's ready to be graded

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READING LOGS (DISTANCE LEARNING STYLE) in Google Classroom

READING LOGS (DISTANCE LEARNING STYLE)

Directions: You must read a text that is FICTION (not real), at or above your lexile level, for at least two hours a week. Digital Reading logs will be due every other Friday. MAKE SURE EVERY SECTION of the reading log is COMPLETE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT. YOU MUST CITE Strong evidence so that you MAKE STRONG connections, predictions, pose questions, visualize, summarize, and make inferences. CLICK "TURN IN" to receive a grade by the deadline!

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POWER of WORDS Project  in Google Classroom

POWER of WORDS Project

Task: You will need to write a letter to FIVE different front-line workers posed on the list attached on the Google Slide. You will share brief info about yourself, share ways you are staying safe from the pandemic, and provide words of encouragement/gratitude to each different front-line worker. You will be graded on using proper letter style formatting, proper letter style writing, and proper use of conventions of standard English (capitalization, punctuation, and spelling).
********I will PERSONALLY PRINT these out and give them to different front-line workers I know.

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Do Now-4/16/20 in Google Classroom

Do Now-4/16/20

What is something you actually miss about school? List 1-3 things and then REPLY to at least two other student responses.
For me: I miss seeing my students walk in the class, I miss laughing with Ms. Boutte in the office, And I miss dressing up for Spirit week and laughing out loud.

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DO NOW-4/15/20 Will you be able to attend today's virtual community circle at 10am?  in Google Classroom

DO NOW-4/15/20 Will you be able to attend today's virtual community circle at 10am?

What is a Virtual Community Circle?
This will be a virtual safe space where we can come together to share and receive collective support around the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will engage in collective support by sharing, listening, and creating a virtual supportive community.

Why? We must be mentally and emotionally well in order for use to achieve academic success for distance learning!

See the agenda and Google Slides Attached!


Topic: Virtual COMMUNITY CIRCLE
Time: Apr 15, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97670124320?pwd=TmF4ZjZOUVBETlA0cVhJaVNTcTVEdz09

Meeting ID: 976 7012 4320
Password: 4QXUtA

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Do Now-4/14/20 in Google Classroom

Do Now-4/14/20

DROP an EMOJI on how you feel today! Then REPLY to TWO other people's responses!

Mine is 😎

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Do Now-April 13, 2020 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 13, 2020

Take this survey!

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ADD ACTIVELY LEARN ACCOUNT in Google Classroom

ADD ACTIVELY LEARN ACCOUNT

This is the online platform we will be using until the end of the school year. Use the proper code attached to add to the correct class. MAKE SURE you get the correct code since there is a
Period 1and Period 2 for Mrs. Alcala AND Mrs. Garcia

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Do Now-Friday, April 3, 2020 in Google Classroom

Do Now-Friday, April 3, 2020

Complete the survey attached

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Do Now-April 2, 2020 in Google Classroom

Do Now-April 2, 2020

What are Mrs. Alcala's Office Hours? (Day and time)

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Do Now- Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in Google Classroom

Do Now- Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Welcome to the FIRST DAY of Distance Learning! Every day you will have a "DO NOW" question to answer. BEFORE we dive deep into academic work, this survey needs to be completed. You may have already completed this for your advisory teacher, but it still needs to be completed for this class. You will have a TEAM of English teachers; Mrs. Alcala, Ms. Harper, and Mrs. Cavalluzzi who will have access to this survey. Please answer truthfully, so we now how to best support your academic and social-emotional needs.