We don't meet Wednesday or Friday due to exam schedule.
Semester 1 final exams and then we have break!
Warm up: Grammar Review 2
Our Chromebooks weren't charged today, so we went to the library to type up the rough drafts of your essays. Your essay needs to be typed in MLA format. That means:
We will continue to work the entire period tomorrow. Final drafts will be due by11:59 pm on Tuesday.
Work on your essay. The more you get done at home, the easier tomorrow will go for you.
Warm up: Grammar Review
WORK DAY for essays. You should be through step 4 by today, and moving on to step 5: commentary.
Finish! Rough Draft DUE MONDAY!
Warm up: Subordinating Conjunctions Practice
At this point in the writing process you should be moving on to gathering evidence. So far in the process we have done the following steps:
While there are a plethora of resources out on the web to help with writing essays, I realize that each teacher has different expectations. From here on out there will be a new page on this website entitled "Writing Center". Here you will find the steps you need to go through, and the resources you will need, to write a strong essay. Please check back regularly to check for updated information.
As stated above, get through step 4 of your writing process.
Warm up: Can be found in yesterday's post.
I handed out the outlines for your body paragraphs today. You should already have your thinking map and thesis statement DONE. I walked around today to stamp thinking maps and check thesis statements and give feedback. If I didn't get to you today, I'll do my best to get to you tomorrow.
Once your thesis is done, you should focus on writing your topic sentences for your three body paragraphs. Once those are done, you can start looking for evidence (quotes!) from the text to support your topic sentences.
None but work on your essay. I will be offering extra essay help after school tomorrow, Friday, and Monday. You are also welcome to come in/stay during lunch to work on your essay.
SUB DAY. I am gone at a training so here is the agenda for the day:
Warm up: Subordinating Conjunction Notes
You are watching the first part of the To Kill a Mockingbird movie today. As you watch you may either work on your essay thinking map or thesis, your chapter questions (due tomorrow), or you may read the book. If you choose not to work on anything, that's fine but you need to sit quietly and be respectful while watching the film.
Finish the book!
Warm up: Grammar: Correlative Conjunction Practice
We discussed the scene where Jem and Scout get attacked in chapter 28. Then you wrote the scene as if you had seen the whole thing happen. Who attacked them? Who saved them? What happened to Jem?
You were then given time to work on your thinking map and your thesis for your essay. These are the ONLY two things I am requiring you to have done at this point, so be sure to work on them. I will check them when I get back.
Read Chapters 29 and 30.
VOCAB QUIZ! If you were absent it is YOUR responsibility to make up the quiz!
There is a space on Google Classroom for you to answer ONE of the reading questions from either Chapter 25 OR Chapter 26. Once you have fully answered your question, you will respond or "reply" to someone else's answer to a question.
Read chapters 27 and 28. Read chapter 29 or finish the book if you have time this weekend. Next week will be a FULL week, so get ahead if you can.
Warm up: Vocab Practice
We're woking on finishing up the book. The one question quizzer today revealed that a lot of people hadn't read chapter 24. YOU NEED TO READ. I can't do this for you!
Read chapters 25-26 and answer chapter questions for 24.