Ms. Kelly

Language Arts 9
Today's class was for writing the body paragraphs, and we went over how to incorporate quotations into each paragraph. Homework for tomorrow is to have at least one body paragraph written (try to have all three done!).See the previous post for more information on the essay.
In class this week we have been working on a literary essay on The Outsiders. In each class you have been expected to complete one or two steps of the essay writing process, and so far you have chosen your topic, organized your ideas, written a thesis statement, found evidence to support your arguments, written an introduction and learned how to include in-text citations. If you've missed any of these steps, please see me.  Homework for Thursday is to have your introduction completed. Thursday and Friday's classes will be used for completing the body paragraph and writing the conclusion. The final essay will be due on Wednesday, March 18.

Posted: March 9, 2015

The final copy of your research essay is due on Friday, March 13. Please see me in class, at lunch or during Independent Study if you need help writing or revising your drafts.   800-1000 words double-spaced (3-5 pages typed)You must have at least three sources cited in your works cited. Your final draft must be double spaced on unlined paper, in pen or type (must be 12 point font – Times New Roman or Arial). Don't forget to include your Works Cited page.   

Posted: February 23, 2015

Due tomorrow:-Chapter 9-answer one of these questions in paragraph form (100-150 words), making sure you provide adequate support for your answer:      1. Why is the rumble ironic?                              OR      2. How does the rumble change Ponyboy's perspective on fighting?

Posted: February 23, 2015

Your research outline was due today.Have your introduction completed for tomorrow.

Posted: February 20, 2015

Homework for Monday: Read Chapter 8 of The Outsiders.Chapter 4-6 Critical questions were due today, so have those ready to pass in on Monday if you didn't have them in today.

Posted: February 20, 2015

Today I showed you my formal outline for the research essay, and went over how to write a thesis statement. Your outline should be as detailed as possible and include information and quotes from your research. This outline is due on Monday.
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Posted: February 19, 2015

Please bring all of your research to class tomorrow, and a highlighter or two.Have your position/support web filled out. It doesn't have to be very specific right now- it should just give a general idea of what your essay position will be and what arguments you will use for support.
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Posted: February 19, 2015

Due Friday, February 20: Chapter 4-6 Assignment-Critical Thinking Questions-updated Characterization charts

Posted: February 12, 2015

Please have Chapter 6 of The Outsiders read for Monday.

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