1. Write a "pitch" that you will say to your partner. Your pitch is about your essay and will include the following:
2. Listen and respond to your partner's pitch. First, restate what they said. Second, ask 2 open-ended questions.
3. Continue working to prepare for your rough draft. I came around to stamp your work so far. You will start your rough draft tomorrow.
1. Finish finding evidence for your evidence chart.
2. Finish numbers 4-7 on your "Taking a Stance" worksheet.
None, but I will stamp both of the above on Tuesday.
1. I came around to check off your thesis statement and give you feedback.
2. We then talked about #2 on your "Taking a Stance" worksheet. This is about who your audience will be. You can find more information about this on slide 4 through the link below.
3. After jotting down some information about who your audience is, you will look for evidence. This is #3 on your "Taking a Stance" worksheet. You'll notice there is no where for you to write. I handed out a blank sheet of paper. Fold it in half and use each box to help organize your info into facts, statistics, statements from authorities, and personal statements and evidence. You can find more explanation on slides 5-7 in the link below.
Continue finding evidence. Have a great weekend!
1. Finish discussion from yesterday.
2. Respond under your summaries: Now write a statement explaining which author you agree with the most and why. It is rare that we agree “totally” with anyone, so make sure that you also note whatever reservations you have about the author’s position. Make sure you get this checked off by me. Your summary and response will go in the gradebook.
3. I passed out the essay prompts and we worked on our thesis statements. Check the absent bin for 2 handouts.
Finish your first draft of your thesis.
We are preparing to write an essay on all four articles. We will take it one step at a time. Today, you wrote a 3 sentence summary for each of the four articles.
Using your annotations and notes for each article, write a short summary of each by writing one sentence in answer to the following questions:
The author’s main argument is…
_(author’s last name)_ wants us to…
Hope you had a wonderful 4-day weekend!
If you were absent last Thursday, you made up the CAASPP today. If you were absent today as well, you need to make arrangements with me to make this up by Thursday at the latest.
If you were here on Thursday, you need to work on and finish the assignment "Thinking Critically" on Google Classroom. This assignment (originally from Wednesday) is due by midnight tonight, regardless of your attendance Thursday.
1. Assignment on classroom: Rayner - Thinking Critically. Be sure to read the directions.
2. If you did not finish the assignment from yesterday - Noticing Language - you need to make sure you finish it tonight.
Finish both assignments above.
1. Write a “B” in the left margin where you think the argument applies only to Britain and a “U” where you think the argument is more “Universal,” applying to the whole world. In the right margin, note why you chose the letter you did.
2. Assignment on Google Classroom. Find the word in context. Explain the meaning of the SENTENCE.
Finish assignment: "Briticisms"
1. Vocabulary: Record and then highlight the vocab words where they are found in the article.
2. Read through "Big Agriculture is the Only Option to Stop the World Going Hungry" by Jay Rayner.
3. Chunk the article. Draw a line where the intro ends. Draw a line where the conclusion begins.
4. Now draw lines between the major sections of the essay. For each section, consider the following questions, and make notes in the left margin: