Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How much does college cost? How will I afford college? Weekly Plans: 7 - 9 March

Hey Advisees!
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Homework: 
-Late: Teach a Parent or Guardian about Paying for College
-Do Now: Make any final revisions and turn in late work to end the quarter strong!
-Want to continue your college search? Confirm that you've made the best choice? Go the NACAC National College Fair on March 14th in Raleigh. (See the flyer here.)
-NCSU Engineering Open House is on Saturday, March 18th.
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Big Idea: Systems have interrelated parts
Essential Question: How much does college cost? How will I afford college?
Objectives: I can...
...write a formal letter to my parents/guardians.
...decide how I will cut college costs.
...plan how I will discuss the cost of college with my parents/guardians.
...set and meet a personal goal.
Performance Task: Write a letter to your parents/guardians describing how you plan to afford college. 
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Tuesday, 7 March
Affording College Letter - Day 1

1) Get Ready: Affording College Letter Info
  1. Read the directions:
    1. Image result for affording college
    2. Copy the letter.
    3. Change all parts that are in bold or have comments by them to be accurate for YOUR goals and information.
    4. Proofread your letter to ensure there are no grammatical or spelling errors and that it makes sense.
    5. Proofread your letter one more time and make it readable for your parents/guardians. *You may translate your letter if that will be helpful to your parents/guardians!*
    6. Go to "Edit" > "Select all" > Then, make sure the font is not bold.
  2. Preview the grading information here:
    1. Thoughtful and Accurate Completion: You add information that is related to YOUR goals. Your additions are things you and your parents care about. Your grammar and spelling is correct and formal. 25 points
    2. Timeliness and Professionalism: You share this document with me by the end of class on Thursday. Your letter is ready to print when you share it. You bring the letter back by next Wednesday with questions from your parents. 10 points
    3. Communication with your Audience: You took notes on your conversation with your parents/guardians. You listed their answers to your questions and the questions they asked you as well as the answers you gave them. 15 points
2) Go! Write your letter!

  1. Open the document here.
  2. Copy this document and add your name.
  3. Skim through and identify all parts of the letter that you need to change.
  4. Get to work!
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Wednesday, 8 March
Affording College Letter - Day 2

1) Get Ready: Talk to your neighbor about how you will start the conversation about the cost of college with your parents/guardians.

2) Go!

  1. Work on your "Affording College Letter". 
  2. Done? Share your letter with me!
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    Thursday, 9 March
    Successful Student Portfolio Work Time


    Image result for success quotes1) Get Ready: In your log, write what you will do today. Suggested options:
    1. Finish and share your letter.
    2. Wrap up any final missing/late work and revisions.
    3. Organize your binder and complete the binder checklist.
    4. Annotate 3 pages in a textbook using sticky notes. 
    5. Create flashcards or study tools for an upcoming test.
    6. Peer evaluate a paper with a classmate. 
    2) Closure: Reflect on what you accomplished today by filling in your SSP log.

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