COLLEGE FAIR PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS

The tri-fold college fair project is due on Friday, May 5th. Late projects will be marked down one full letter grade for each day it is late. Plan ahead, and start working on your project now. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.

Your project must contain the following information. However, you may add interesting facts and details to enhance your project.

Be sure to contact the college or university you are researching to ask them to send you information such as brochures, maps, pennants, etc.

Your trifold must be decorated on all sides. In other words, use color or pictures on the front and the back. You will be graded on creativity, use of color, neatness, and display of information.

A. In the center of the tri-fold, please include the following.

  1. Name of school. Public or private?
  2. The school’s motto
  3. The school’s mascot
  4. The school’s colors
  5. Optional: The year the school was established.

B. On the left side of the tri-fold, please include the following:

  1. Location (address including the city and state) and campus map (picture)
  2. Cost of tuition amount for residents and out-of-state students.
  3. Number of students in the undergraduate population. Total number of students.
  4. Breakdown of students by ethnicity (pie chart with percentages).
  5. Required GPA for admission; required SAT scores.
  6. Acceptance rate (ratio of students accepted)

C. On the right side of the tri-fold, please choose four out of the ten include the following (you may choose more than four but no less):

Options for the right side:

  1. Sports/ activities? List a few that interest you.
  2. Commuter school? Housing options? Dorms? Apartments? Cost?
  3. Majors (list of broad categories)
  4. Education abroad? Where to? How long?
  5. Clubs/ activities? List a few that interest you.
  6. Food: Meal plans? Eateries? Cost of meal plans?
  7. Transportation? Cost for parking? Are cars allowed on campus?
  8. Ratio of students to teacher? In other words, how big are undergraduate classes?
  9.  Scholarships? Financial aid? Work study?
  10. Other areas of interest?

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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE TERMS

  • EIGHTH GRADERS, IF YOU MISSED THE NOTES, HERE YOU GO:

    • Simile – A comparison between two unlike objects using like or as
      • ex. The stars twinkled like diamonds in the night sky
    • Metaphor – A comparison between two unlike objects without like or as 
      • ex. The stars were diamonds twinkling in the night sky.
    • Hyperbole – An exaggeration
      • ex. That guy is so tall, he can touch the clouds.
    • Alliteration – repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
      • ex. Silly Sally sang super stupid songs.
    • Personification – Giving human qualities to an inanimate object
      • ex. My shoes were pinching me.
    • Idiom – A phrase or word that does not translate exactly
      • ex. I’m ready to hit the hay.
    • Onomatopoeia – Words that imitate sound
      • ex. buzz, boom, click, swish, poof, crackle

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WHAT WE DID: 3/24

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • COLLECTED AoW TEXT TAGS WITH ANNOTATIONS & ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
    • THE GIVER CH. 2
    • COMPLETED ERWC ACTIVITIES FOR CH. 1 & 2
    • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 3/28
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • COLLEGE FAIR PROJECT: COLLEGE SELECTION
    • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 3/28
    • GO BUY YOUR TRI-FOLD THIS WEEKEND!!!
  • ENGLISH 8
    • COLLEGE FAIR PROJECT: COLLEGE SELECTION
    • STUDENTS BEGAN RESEARCHING INFORMATION ON THEIR COLLEGE OF CHOICE
    • HRL DUE TUESDAY, 3/28
    • GO BUY YOUR TRI-FOLD THIS WEEKEND!!!

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WHAT WE DID: 3/23

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Read The Giver, Chapters 1 and 2
    • Complete activities in the packet:
      • Continue the list of rules in Jonas’s community.
      • Jonas is feeling apprehensive about the December ceremony.
    • Write unanswered questions:
      • “You can’t choose the gender of the child you get, can you?”
      • “Aren’t you supposed to choose who you marry?”
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Reminder: College Selection Friday, March 24th. Be there, or be square.
    • Figurative Language ppt.
    • Pecha Kucha
  • ENGLISH 8
    • Reminder: College Selection Friday, March 24th. Be there, or be square.
    • Figurative Language ppt.

MARCH 23RD IS NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

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WHAT WE DID: 3/22

  • ENGLISH 7, 8, & HONORS 8
    • ARTICLE OF THE WEEK: CORAL REEFS OF THE WORLD
      • SMALL GROUPS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.
      • DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH, IF NOT DONE IN CLASS 
          1. Describe at least four reasons for what has caused the “full-blown ecological catastrophe” to reefs across the globe. Use a complete sentence for each reason. Cite textual evidence for each.
          2. What are at least three purposes reefs provide to the planet? Use a complete sentence for each purpose. Cite textual evidence for each.
          3. Predict the outcome for the planet if the reefs cannot be rescued. Give at least three examples to support. Use a complete sentence for each outcome. Cite textual evidence for each.
          4. Choose one statistic from the article, cite it, and explain why it is significant.
          5. Summarize this article. Include a topic sentence that contains the title, author, source, and thesis statement. Include key details for your supporting sentences.
          6. What facts from the article would you select to support the concept of the dying coral reefs? Cite textual evidence for your answer.
          7. What can conclusions can you draw based the increased water temperature?
          8. Create a slogan to help raise awareness of the plight of the coral reefs.
          9. Using the information in the article, create a cause and effect chart illustrating why and how the coral reefs are being impacted by warmer water.
          10. What is one unanswered question you have after reading this article?

MARCH 22ND IS NATIONAL GOOF-OFF DAY!

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8TH GRADE COLLEGE FAIR PROJECT!

THE COLLEGE FAIR PROJECT IS DUE FRIDAY, MAY 5TH. YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO PREPARE AND PLAN. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING RIGHT NOW IS TO GO OUT AND BUY YOUR TRIFOLD PRESENTATION BOARD. IF YOU WAIT, YOU MIGHT BE OUT OF LUCK. HERE IS THE LIST OF WHAT YOUR PROJECT MUST CONTAIN. REMEMBER, CREATIVITY, PRESENTATION, ORGANIZATION COUNT. 

  • College Research Project (tri-fold)
    • Center: 
      • Name of school and write if it is public/ private
      • Motto
      • Mascot
      • School colors
    • Left:
      • Location (address and campus map/pictures)
      • Tuition amount
      • Undergrad population
      • Ethnic population (pie chart)
    • Right: Choose at least four out of the 8
      • Sports/ activities?
      • Housing: Dorms, Apartments, Cost, etc.?
      • Majors/Minors (broad categories only)
      • Education abroad opportunities?
      • Clubs/ activities
      • Meal plans/Eateries/Cost?
      • Parking (cost? cars allowed? etc.)
      • Financial Aid and Scholarships

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