Posted: December 11, 2012
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Today we looked at figurative language and some examples. Homework: Do a close reading of the song "Sound of Silence", finding as many figures of speech as possible.
Posted: December 6, 2012
Wordberry reflection sheet due tomorrow.
Posted: December 3, 2012
Homework: 5 paragraphh essay is due Please bring in old magazines tomorrow that can be cut up. This is for a poetry activity.
Posted: November 29, 2012
Homework: 5 paragraph essay on Electronic devices due tomorrow. (Monday for period 1)
Posted: November 26, 2012
Today we did a mini lesson on conclusions for the 5 paragraph essay. We looked at effective closing statements or thoughts by studying and discussing examples. Homework for tomorrow: Introduction and 3 body paragraphs to be completed. Good copy of 5 paragraph essay is due for Friday, November 30, 2012
Posted: November 21, 2012
Today we worked on the body paragraphs for the persuasive essay. We read and discussed some mentor text paragraphs and started drafting the body paragraphs for the Electronic Devices piece. 1st body paragrpah due tomorrow.
Posted: November 20, 2012
Today we worked on how to do an introductory paragraph for the persuasive essay. We read and discussed some mentor text leads and started drafting the introductory paragraph for the Electronic Devices piece. Don't forget: 1. Hook 2. Position statement 3. Road map of argument ideas. Introductory paragraph due tomorrow.
Posted: November 18, 2012
We have been working on our first persuasive writing piece this year. In response to the mentor text, "Turn Off the Phone (and the Tension)", students are asked to consider the following question: Do you feel that the amount of time you spend using electronic devices is an effective way to spend your time. Why or why not? The students will be responding to this question in a five paragraph essay. We are currently in the prewriting stage of the writing process. Students used t-charts to assess both sides of the issue and are now using a position/support web to map out their essays.