I hope everyone stayed warm and dry last weekend! This time last year, instead of all of that rain, we had almost a foot of snow! We are wrapping up our Unit Two studies this week, and planning for a final exam next week. Here is what’s planned:
12/13- Morning Tutoring at 8:15
12/18- Final Exam (Study guides given on 12/10. Study Guide must be completed for retake opportunity on 12/20 or 12/21.)
12/20- Morning Tutoring at 8:15, Early Release at 1:30
12/21- Argument Essay due, Early Release at 1:30
Students and Parents, if you have not gotten a copy of the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor, you may want to pick up your own copy over the coming weeks. I do have a limited number of copies here in class, but not enough for you to take home. We will start this novel study when we return in January. This is the only novel study Language Arts does all year!
- Analyze the logic in the development of different points of view on the same subject.
- Create a claim and argue a position incorporating counterclaims in a debate.
- Identify phrases within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.
- Understand how to place modifiers for clarity and meaning when writing
- Analyze and identify the components of an introductory and a concluding paragraph in an argumentative essay.
RI.7.9, SL.7.4, L.7.1.a, L.7.1.c, RI.7.5, W.7.1.a, W.7.1.e
Read article “It’s Perverse, but It’s Also Pretend” from the textbook to examine counterargument
Class draft counterargument paragraph
Study Guides sent home- exam next Tuesday
Students draft counterargument
Phrases and Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Homework- Phrases Practice
Class draft introduction and conclusion paragraphs
Students draft introduction and conclusion
Typing begins on Monday 12/17