Warm up: What grade would you give your essay and why?
Learning log: What are you excited to do over break?
Turn in your essay! Double check that I've recorded a score for assignments 15-20. Potluck!
ENJOY YOUR BREAK!
Warm up: Did you complete the homework you assigned for yourself yesterday? Why or why not? Any questions on your essay?
Use your class time to work on your essay. Here are the steps you need to take to complete your essay and turn it in:
If you turn in your essay tomorrow, we will have a potluck in class. Get it done and then we can all enjoy spring break!
Rough Drafts due. Copy and paste your typed rough draft into the assignment titled "Extended Writing Project: Draft" on StudySync. It will ask you to do 5 peer reviews. I'm requiring you to do 3 but if you do all 5 I will give you extra points. Make sure that your peer reviews are helpful to your peers. "Good" is not good enough.
You know where you are in the essay writing process. You decide what you need to do at home tonight to be prepared to continue working in class tomorrow.
Warm up: Vocabulary - Test on Friday!
Work through the essay process continues today. You should have the following finished, or close to finished:
Supporting Details (18) (due tomorrow)
This week, while you work, I'm coming around to conference with each of you to answer questions and guide you through this process. If you have any questions, let me know as soon as possible so I can help answer them.
Handout: Plan (20). Due Thursday
Warm up: Name two ways that you could organize your essay (i.e. cause and effect) and some transition words that help with that structure. (Hint; Pg. 96)
DUE: Prewrite (15), Thesis (16), Organization (17)
Handout: Supporting Details (18) - Due Wednesday
As you work on your essays, I'm coming around to check in with you and see how the process is going. I'm grading 15-17 (listed above) while you are working (hopefully) on 18. Regardless, you should have something to work on. If you're ahead of where we are, let me know and I can get you the next steps.
**Note: All of these assignments have instructions in the StudySync booklet, Modern Times and are assigned to you online. **
HOMEWORK: Work on your essay.
**SUB M-T, Th-F**
Watch The Great Gatsby
Prewriting activity. First read through the instructions on how to prewrite in the back of your StudySync booklet. I can't remember the page number, so you'll have to use that brain of yours to find the activity labeled "Extended Writing Project: Prewrite". Second, fill out your handout with your own prewriting. (There's a 15 in the upper right hand corner. Extras can be found in the absent bin in the back of the room.) DUE TOMORROW but don't turn it in.
Handout: Thesis (16). Due Friday.
Finish watching The Great Gatsby. You may work on your prewriting during the film.
Check StudySync for the thesis assignment. Read and learn and then create your own thesis on the handout I gave you Wednesday.
Your prewriting and thesis papers should be completed. Today, work on StudySync to learn how to organize your paper. Then use the handout the sub gives you (17) to start planning out your essay. DUE MONDAY.
On Monday I will check off your prewiting worksheet (15), thesis worksheet (16), and organization worksheet (17). It is on you to make sure you're staying on task! This will be EASY if you take it one step at a time.
Warm up: Participles
Finish tone skills lesson started yesterday. Then, on StudySync, use those skills to identify the tone of "A Latin Deli". This assignment is on StudySync labeled "First Read: A Latin Deli".
Tone worksheet due tomorrow.
First Read: A Latin Deli due on Monday.
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