February 12-16

Spring Picture Day-February 16      

Pink Out for Relay for Life-Feb 14–Wear pink and donate a dollar to help fight cancer.

Olympic Reading Challengehttp://www.cobblearning.net/readingchallenge/

Those who were absent for the argument test or the pronoun pretest may come in before school Wednesday and/or Friday to make them up.

Students who want extra time to work on their essays may come in before school FRIDAY morning.  They must check-in with study hall prior to 8:20 in order to be let back to the room.

All Classes:

This week, students will be working through the writing process for an argument essay at their own pace.  Below are the steps that will be completed prior to the end of class on Friday.

  1. Read and annotate 3 texts in the SpringBoard textbook.  One will be done as a class using the document camera; two will be done independently.  As we annotate, we will be looking for evidence to support the prompt.
  2. Graphic Organizer–Students will use the provided graphic organizer to help structure their writing, include all of the required elements, etc.  Since the graphic organizer is completed using complete sentences, this can serve as a rough draft. Students will be able to use resources-notes, model essays, etc. to guide their writing.
  3. Editing and Revising-Students will edit and revise the sentences on the graphic organizer before writing a final draft.  Students will also have the rubric to guide them as they edit and revise.
  4. Final Draft-Students will take what is on the graphic organizer as their rough draft and will write a final draft in pen. This will count as a summative grade in the grade book.

HW:

None

February 9

Fri (2/16) – Spring Picture Day  

Pink Out for Relay for Life-Feb 14–Wear pink and donate a dollar to help fight cancer.

Olympic Reading Challengehttp://www.cobblearning.net/readingchallenge/

 

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Students took a pronoun pretest and then completed a sample narrative prompt following the format they may see on standardized tests.

HW:

None

HW: 

None

Period 5 and 6:  

Students took a pronoun pretest and then completed a sample narrative prompt following the format they may see on standardized tests.

HW:

None

 

February 8

Picture Day-Feb 16-Information and prepay envelopes were sent home today!  There are some very cool new choices!

Pink Out for Relay for Life-Feb 14–Wear pink and donate a dollar to help fight cancer.

Olympic Reading Challengehttp://www.cobblearning.net/readingchallenge/

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Test; Journal Write or Sentence Review Using BYOD

There are codes for sentence review on the QUIZIZZ page at the top of the blog.

HW: 

None

Period 5 and 6:  

Test; Continue Practice Sheet–Note sheet and practice–  Combining Sentences to Form Compound Sentences Practice-1vv56jt

If students finished the review sheet, they could write in their journals or use BYOD to review sentences.  There are codes for sentence review on the QUIZIZZ page at the top of the blog.

HW:

Finish Sentence Review Sheet (attached above if needed)

February 7

Picture Day-Feb 16-Information and prepay envelopes were sent home today!  There are some very cool new choices!

Pink Out for Relay for Life-Feb 14–Wear pink and donate a dollar to help fight cancer.

Olympic Reading Challengehttp://www.cobblearning.net/readingchallenge/

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Students worked together to check their practice sheet.  Then, they wrote sentences inspired by paintings.  After finishing their sentences, they had time to use their BYOD to study for the test.

HW: 

-Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

Period 5 and 6:  

We finished reviewing the patterns for compound sentences before students had time to work on a practice sheet.  They can finish the practice sheet tomorrow after the test, so it is not homework.   PPT used in class- 2018 compound sentences-14kgtbe    Note sheet and practice–  Combining Sentences to Form Compound Sentences Practice-1vv56jt

-Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

February 6

Picture Day-Feb 16-Information and prepay envelopes were sent home today!  There are some very cool new choices!

Pink Out for Relay for Life-Feb 14–Wear pink and donate a dollar to help fight cancer.

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

In reading students’ writing, it is clear that we need to review how to punctuate compound sentences.  Today, we looked at three ways of making compound sentences and used individual whiteboards to practice combining simple sentences into compound sentences.  They started their practice sheet as time permitted. PPT used in class- 2018 compound sentences-14kgtbe    Note sheet and practice–  Combining Sentences to Form Compound Sentences Practice-1vv32ju

HW: 

-Finish compound sentence practice sheet.  Linked above if needed.

-Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

Period 5 and 6:  

We continued to work together to complete an argument graphic organizer as the first step in writing a multi-paragraph argument essay.  After completing the organizer, students worked to turn the information on the organizer into an essay.

In reading students’ writing, it is clear that we need to review how to punctuate compound sentences.  Today, we looked at three ways of making compound sentences and used individual whiteboards to practice combining simple sentences into compound sentences.   PPT used in class- 2018 compound sentences-14kgtbe

HW: 

 

-Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

 

February 5

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

We worked together to complete an organizer for an argument essay.  Students were given facts about llamas and an organizer that we worked together to complete.  Information from National Geographic-2h9kp8h 4 Paragraph Persuasive Essay Graphic Organizer-22si4pp

HW: 

-Finish organizer–You do NOT have to write the essay.

-Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

Period 5 and 6:  

We continued to work together to complete an argument graphic organizer as the first step in writing a multi-paragraph argument essay.  After completing the organizer, students worked to turn the information on the organizer into an essay.  Information from National Geographic-2h9kp8h 4 Paragraph Persuasive Essay Graphic Organizer-22si4pp

HW: 

-Complete writing the argument essay.

-Study Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

February 2

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Students worked on a classwork assignment where they identified elements of an effective argument in a student essay.  When they finished, they wrote in their journals.  AC ELEMENTS ASSESSMENT Raise Your Hand for Helping Hands-150nq91

HW:  Study for Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

Period 5 and 6:  

Today, we worked together to begin completing an argument graphic organizer as the first step in writing a multi-paragraph argument essay.  Students were given facts about a llama and the organizer.  They completed their organizer as Dr. Williams modeled the thinking process and organization process using an organizer projected on the board.

HW:  Study Test

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8

Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

February 1

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Students worked together to provide feedback about their reconsideration plea letters to Santa.  They had a checklist to use as they worked to make sure all argument elements were present and to evaluate the organization of the letter.  When they finished working, students worked on their final drafts.  Argument Checklist-229ix64

HW:  Finish final draft of letter.  Use the checklist above if it will help.

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8–Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

Period 5 and 6:  

We reviewed the paragraphs written last night for homework.  Then, students worked on a classwork assignment where they identified elements of an effective argument in a student essay.

HW:  None

Argument Test:  Thursday, February 8–Quizizz Review Codes on the Quizizz page at the top of the blog.

Kahoot Reviews https://create.kahoot.it/details/argument-writing/56fb5770-ee67-456c-9bda-d24511d6f595

https://create.kahoot.it/details/ethos-pathos-and-logos/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

https://create.kahoot.it/details/duplicate-of-logos-ethos-pathos/18a1f8e9-735c-4701-9569-be02a38457fd

Quizlet https://quizlet.com/_3y8jbx

January 31

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

We started class by discussing the activity from yesterday.  Then, we watched the video for the song “LeRoy the Redneck Reindeer.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIdnYAkqSes   After that, we went over the requirements for the writing piece where students write a persuasive letter from a “rejected reindeer” to Santa trying persuade Santa to reconsider and hire him/her to help pull the sleigh. Should be 4-5 paragraphs–formally written because it is about a JOB! Rejected Reindeer Plea for Reconsideration-2ho09lr 

Kids asked for some hints on topic sentences for body paragraphs.  Sample Topic Sentences for Body Paragraphs-ues79c

HW:  Finish draft of the letter to Santa as the rejected reindeer.  You only need a rough draft tomorrow in class.

 

Period 5 and 6:

Students finished analyzing student samples of argument paragraphs.  Then, we watched another video clip from Sesame Street.  Students used this as the basis of an individually written argument paragraph.  We watched the video clip for students to use as their inspiration.  They started an argument paragraph persuading people to eat or not to eat at the restaurant in the clip.  To be successful, they had to create sources, statistics, etc.  Here’s an organizer that can help students with their paragraphs.  Argument paragraph organizer 2018-2ahd7h4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TJznmLsZAs&t=3s

Sample Paragraph Used in Class to Identify Elements sample paragraph for class to identify elements-1o1pknn

State Rubric Used to Guide Thinking Argument rubric -1ivpmki

HW:  Finish argument paragraph on the clip linked above.  Make sure you include all elements of effective argument (claim, counterargument, rebuttal, and call to action/agreement).  Don’t forget to cite evidence including one direct quote.  Work in ethos, pathos, and/or logos.  Have fun and be creative but make sure this is a strong example of argument writing.

January 30

Essay Contests: Although we are not supposed to give extra credit, we do use participation in these contests as we consider final grades.  If you end the quarter with a 79 or 89 for instance, it is good chance that you did not participate in a given contest during the quarter.  These contests will be considered for quarter 3.

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

Students finished analyzing student samples of argument paragraphs.  Then, we watched another video clip from Sesame Street.  Students used this as the basis of an individually written argument paragraph.  Pick one of the video clips to use as your inspiration.  You may want to persuade someone NOT to eat at one of these places.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TJznmLsZAs&t=3s          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZpIHFMC84c

Sample Paragraph Used in Class to Identify Elements sample paragraph for class to identify elements-1o1pknn

State Rubric Used to Guide Thinking Argument rubric -1ivpmki

HW:  Finish argument paragraph on the clip linked above.  Make sure you include all elements of effective argument (claim, counterargument, rebuttal, and call to action/agreement).  Don’t forget to cite evidence including one direct quote.  Work in ethos, pathos, and/or logos.  Have fun and be creative but make sure this is a strong example of argument writing.

 

Period 5 and 6:

We reviewed the elements of effective argument using Kahoot.  Then, we looked at the state writing rubric for argument before students worked together to analyze the elements in sample student paragraphs based on this clip; students had guiding quesitons to answer to help their analysis.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXtD5b8BG3c

HW:  None