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John Cannon GSB
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7th graders using Socratic Circles to analyze poetry.  8th graders are looking at how narrative elements are created in film.

I am having trouble opening Doctopus. Every time I try to launch it, I get:

"Oops! An error has occurred and logged so the New Visions CloudLab team can look into it.."

After this message shows up, the Launch option disappears from the Doctopus Add-On menu (so that Help is now the only option).

I've tried deleting and re-installing multiple times, but no luck. Any ideas? It's the last day of the trimester, and I was just settling into a serious grading marathon, so I'm trying not to freak out...

thank you for any help.

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Novel Studies
Both 7th and 8th graders are analyzing how elements we've studied apply to novels they are currently reading. 7th graders have begun Lois Lowry's classic utopian/dystopia novel,  The Giver.   8th graders have been learning about the 12 stages of the  Hero's...

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Novel Studies
Both 7th and 8th graders are analyzing how elements we've studied apply to novels they are currently reading. 7th graders have begun Lois Lowry's classic utopian/dystopia novel,  The Giver.   8th graders have been learning about the 12 stages of the  Hero's...

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Novel Studies
Both 7th and 8th graders are analyzing how the elements we've studied apply to novels they are currently reading. 7th graders have begun Lois Lowry's classic utopian/dystopia novel,  The Giver.   8th graders have been learning about the twelve stages of the...

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We've spent the past weeks looking at Narrative Elements in short stories, and students have practiced by applying their knowledge to their independent reading books. We looked at how readers infer Character Traits , and dissected the Setting , Plot , and C...

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Parent Night 2016
Welcome!    Here is a digital copy of the handout explaining Reading Workshop , as well as the Remind codes to sign up for text reminders.

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It's On!
Our second  normal  day of Reading class had students setting up Reading notebooks, reviewing Narrative Elements , and seeing how to use them to create clear, concise summaries. Later this week, we will ninja down to the library to secure an Independent Rea...

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It's not time yet.
Please return to your summer activities...

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Project Time
Seventh graders are discussing themes and central ideas, and connecting various class readings to The Giver.   Eighth graders are preparing to presentations on how the Hero's Journey appears in their chosen texts.  See grade-level pages for more!
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