1. We reviewed the answers to the figurative language activity.
2. AXES paragraph handout. You will be writing short responses to questions, and an AXES paragraph is a format to make sure you fully respond to the question. We did an example as a class and you will write your own tomorrow.
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.
Warm up: Vocab practice! That test is next Friday so be sure to study your words!
Students were expected to come to class prepared with a rough draft of their essay. Today we took notes on a brief lesson on how to write the introduction and the conclusion paragraphs of the essay. The presentation can be found at the link below. Students were then given the rest of the period to add their introduction and conclusion paragraphs to their rough draft.
Finish your rough draft! Your rough draft should start with your introduction, have three complete body paragraphs, and end with a conclusion. You will need this on Tuesday to do peer edits.
Warm up: Adjective notes in the grammar section.
We took Cornell notes on creating commentary today. If you were absent please view the presentation below and take notes in the Cornell style.
Make sure you have the back side of the prompt filled out! That means you have your thesis, topic sentences, and evidence found. You NEED your evidence tomorrow to do the activity in class.