Warm up: Adjectives and Articles
Work on your essay. See the link below for the steps you need to have done by Monday. There is also a calendar on the link so click it!
Be done with your prewriting up to your outline.
Warm up: Adjectives
Essay prewriting. Below is a link to the three steps you should be working on today. You should be done with step 1 or 2 by tomorrow, depending on which period you're in. We will continue to work in class tomorrow.
Warm up: Verb Phrases and helping/auxiliary verbs
Class brainstorm of themes found in relation to early American identity. We came up with the following themes: education, religion, government, perseverance, family values, gender roles, and survival. You may have come up with some others as well.
Make a tree map. Each of our three texts are a branch (Plymouth Plantation, The Scarlet Letter, The Whistle). Under each, list which themes you can see in the text. Circle one theme from the list that you feel you could write about.
Create a new tree map with the theme you chose. List two of the texts that you found your theme in. Find 3 quotes from each that you can infer your theme from. For example, if my theme was education, I could include a quote from "Of Plymouth Plantation" about Squanto teaching the Pilgrims how to grow corn.
If you didn't finish finding quotes today, have at least one quote per text ready for tomorrow.
Warm up: Verb Phrases Handout 3.1 - There is a handout that goes with this. Check the folder in the back of the classroom for a copy with your name on it.
Essay Day 1: Introduce the prompt.
Read pages 98-101 and do Think Questions 1-5 on a separate sheet of paper (with an MLA heading of course).
Finish think questions if not done in class.
Warm up: Vocab #2 3/4
Both assignments are on StudySync.
1) Blast: Finding Ourselves + 10 peer reviews
2) Close Read: The Whistle + 2 peer reviews
Finish close read and peer reviews.
Warm up: Vocab review
We looked at the Whistle yesterday to determine which kind of structure Benjamin Franklin used when writing this letter. Today, after discussing with your teammates, answer the following quickwrite on the same sheet of paper:
Did you and your teammates decide on the same text structure for The Whistle? Why or why not? What evidence from the text helps you determine the text structure?
When done, you need to finish the think questions in "First Read: The Whistle," do two peer reviews, then complete "Close Read: The Whistle," with two peer reviews.
Close read. Due Tuesday.
Warm up: linking verbs
Informational Text Structure. Define the four common types of text structures used in informational texts: sequential, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, and problem and solution. Then read and annotate The Whistle for text structure. What structure did Benjamin Franklin use?
Peer reviews (2) of Think questions.
Warm up: Verb practice - transitive/intransitive
Check Google Classroom for today's assignment. Today I introduced Flipgrid. It's on online tool we will use to respond to prompts with a short, 90 second, video clip. Try it out and post your first video on the prompt provided.
We will use Flipgrid for our book talks from now on. You can find a link to the book talk Flipgrid on Google Classroom. BOOK TALKS ARE DUE OCTOBER 6TH!
Finish Think questions for the Whistle. DUE TOMORROW.
Warm up: Verb Practice - transitive and intransitive.
We read through "The Whistle", a letter written by Benjamin Franklin, aloud as a class. You can find this text in your booklet on page 52 or on StudySync. Then, open the "First Read: The Whistle." Watch the SyncTV episode and answer the 8 Think Questions. You will have time tomorrow to work on this in class.
Warm up: Vocab #2 2/4
BLAST: "Don't Tell Me What to Do!" Complete the blast (use the research links for more information) and then give reviews with feedback to 10 of your peers. When done, finish writing assignment from Friday.
If you still have time, create two pictograms for two of your vocabulary words. A pictogram is a picture of the word itself made to look like what the word means. Use Google for some examples, but create your own originals for two of your ten vocab words. Put this in your "Assignments" tab and add to Table of Contents as #3.
Pictograms or none.
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