Warm up: Correlative Conjunctions
After our warm up, we discussed the definitions of pity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion, from the article we read yesterday. We then watched the short video about compassion entitled "Where does compassion really come from?"
Since we've now looked at identity and compassion, our final project for this semester is to find compassion for someone of a different identity. Students will work in small groups to read a few speeches from perspectives other than their own and analyze how these speeches are effective. Through using research on other experiences, they will then take the perspective of another and write a speech. Speeches will be performed as part of the final.
Groups and roles were assigned today.
Warm up: Conjunctions
AXES paragraphs are due on Google Classroom today. The assignment description can be found on yesterday's post, or on Google Classroom.
Today we started with a question posed on Google Classroom. From there we read a short article titled "Empathy v. Sympathy" from Psychology Today. (The link for this article can also be found on Google Classroom.) Students then took notes on pity, sympathy, empathy, and compassion, as outlined in the article.
Warm up: Vocab #4 4/4 TEST FRIDAY!
Friday we read an Op-Ed article titled "American identity crisis? What's an 'American' identity?" and completed a SOAPS-LT on the article.
Today, students worked with a partner to answer ONE of the 13 questions found on the Op-Ed: Thinking Critically document on Google Classroom. Please be sure to read the directions carefully. Students responded to their question using an AXES paragraph. All documents relating to today's assignment can be found on Google Classroom.
None if you finished in class! If you didn't get done, you know what to do!
I've not been great about updating this, whoops! Sorry! Back on track now though.
Warm up: preposition or adverb?
We learned about parallel structure today. You can teach yourself parallel structure if you were absent by clicking the link to the PowerPoint below.
After some practice we made an identity molecule. Start with your name in the center of the page. Around your name list groups that you identify with. For each group, come up with two to three experiences that you have being a part of that group. You can see my example below.
None. (You could add more to your identity molecule though!)
Warm up: Prepositions vs. Adverbs
Writer's Workshop #3
Today we worked on our introductions and conclusions. Ideally, once these are completed, your essay should be done. See the link below for info on how to write your introduction and conclusion paragraphs.
Bring a copy of your second draft for tomorrow. This should be your essay AT ITS BEST! This is critical so you can get all errors fixed for your final draft due on MONDAY.
Warm up: Compound Prepositions
Today we talked about creating commentary, or the "S" in AXES (significance). Review the information from the link below for examples of different types of commentary. Work to improve your own commentary in your essay. THIS IS WHAT READERS WANT TO READ! DON'T SUMMARIZE!
Work on improving your commentary/significance sentences within your essay. If you don't have them, insert some!
Warm up: Vocab #4 2/4
Rough Drafts due.
Self edit looking at thesis and topic sentences: do your topic sentences help to answer your thesis?
Check the "X" part of AXES. Do your examples (evidence) flow smoothly as a sentence?
Continue to work on these components of your essay.
Warm up: Prepositions: Create three sentences with three pictures to represent prepositions using "anywhere a cat can go".
SUB DAY. You should be able to finish the movie in class today. Hope you're working on your essay either during the movie or on your own! See you tomorrow!
Work on essay rough draft.
Warm up: Prepositions (link here)
SUB DAY. Your teacher is out stuffing her head with knowledge on how to make y'all better writers. Hope you enjoy the movie "A Lesson Before Dying". Work on your essays while you watch so you don't fall behind!
Work on rough draft.
Warm up: Prepositions (link here)
I passed out the writing prompts for your essay on A Lesson Before Dying. You will choose one of the prompts to write a 3-5 page five-paragraph essay. Rough drafts are due November 7th (Monday) and are worth 25% of the overall essay grade. Final draft is due Monday November 14th. Please see the writing prompt and rubric below:
Choose your prompt and begin prewriting.