Warm up: Vocab
MIni-lesson on introductions. (You can find the presentation below AND on the Writing Center tab above AND on Google Classroom.) Spend the rest of the period finishing the rough draft of the introduction.
Finish rough draft of introduction.
Warm up: Vocab
Most of you need another day, so today is a day for you to work and finish your rough draft of your body paragraphs.
Finish your rough draft of your body paragraphs . DUE TOMORROW.
You had the entire period to work on the rough drafts of your body paragraphs. Your rough draft of your three body paragraphs is due tomorrow.
Finish your rough draft of your three body paragraphs (not your intro or conclusion). Due tomorrow.
Warm up: 5 words of review
Reading Journals - we set them up today and you made your reading goal and started a list of books that you'd like to read. I accidentally stayed at school until nearly 5 o'clock today because I was playing around with mine! Be sure to keep reading!
You can save yourself some stress and time next week by doing the lesson on "Creating Commentary" over the weekend. Though I didn't assign it as homework, I highly suggest you finish it before class on Monday so you can use the entire period to work on your rough draft. This can be found on Google Classroom with instruction.
Warm up: Spelling practice - TEST TOMORROW! Find the list on Classroom
Lesson on how to integrate your quotes (evidence) into sentences. This presentation is on Google Classroom. You have your own copy so you can take notes and highlight as you need. There is a copy you can view below, but you cannot edit this one.
I passed out an essay outline today as well. Use the skills you just learned from the lesson today on integrating quotes to write your sentences on evidence. Right now you should be able to add your thesis, topic sentences, and evidence to the outline. Remember: each time you rewrite a sentence, revise it to make it better!
Check the Essay Guidelines on Google Classroom. What step are you on? What should you get done to be prepared to add commentary tomorrow? You should be done writing your sentences including evidence by tomorrow. (Step 7.1)
Warm up: Spelling - Test Friday! Find a list of the words on Google Classroom
I've been writing the essay along with you. I wrote a thesis and my three topic sentences and shared them with you today as an example. Please revise your topic sentences based upon what I've shared and any notes I was able to leave on your paper.
Then we went over collecting evidence briefly and I gave you time to find four pieces of evidence for each paragraph. You may only use two of them but having four solid pieces will allow you with options. See the slides below for how to set up your paper.
Revise your topic sentences and finish finding evidence.
Warm up: Spelling crossword
Boo to Bullying presentations are today and tomorrow. Periods 3 and 5 are going Monday. Period 2, 4, and 6 did the task below. Tomorrow it will switch.
You already have your thesis statement that has your theme and your three texts that you plan on writing about. Now you’ll need to write topic sentences for your three body paragraphs. Each topic sentence will be about one of your texts and should include:
Thesis: The commitment to education which is apparent in two classic American texts, William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, would serve the colonists well and help to shape America’s emerging identity over the years ahead.
Topic Sentence 1: In Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford demonstrates that many of the Pilgrims were already quite well educated, especially in the areas of religion and philosophy.
This was due at the end of the class period. If you don't have your three topic sentences completed on time, then you need to make sure you do them tonight as homework.
Warm up: Spelling - Test next Friday
10 minutes of SSR.
Reading Journals - the what, the why, and the how. We went over outside reading requirements and how they are changing this quarter and how to set up your outside reading journal. See the Google Slides on Classroom for more details.
Have your thesis ready by Monday.
Warm up: Spelling - Test next Friday
Today we worked on turning the themes from our tree map into theme statements. Then, we turned our theme statements into thesis statements. The first presentation below teaches about theme statements and can also be found on Classroom. The second has the instructions for what to do and how to turn it into a thesis. You need to have 2 rough drafts of your thesis by Monday.
Finish thesis by Monday
Bring book and reading journal tomorrow.
Warm up: Spelling
We went over #5 on the Breaking Down an Essay Prompt sheet because that's going to be the prompt you will use for the essay you will actually write. Then turn in the assignment.
Afterwards, we made a tree map to list the themes in the four texts that we read: Of Plymouth Plantation, The Crucible, "On Being Brought from Africa to America", and The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African. This needs to be completed tomorrow.
Finish tree map. At least 3 themes each, but the more the better.
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