Week of 11-13 through 11-17

We have completed the first half of Unit 2, which focused on Explanatory Writing, and will begin looking at Argumentative Writing for the remainder of this quarter. Learning Targets Identify the knowledge and skills needed to complete Embedded Assessment 2 successfully and reflect on prior learning that supports the knowledge and skills needed. Examine the…

Week of 11-6 through 11-10

Learning Targets Apply planning and organization to ensure purpose and audience are addressed in writing. Write a conclusion for an explanatory essay. Write an explanatory essay that explains the role of advertising in the lives of youth and then to exchange ideas in a collaborative discussion. Use as sources the articles in this unit and…

Week of 10-30 through 11-3

Learning Targets Analyze a film to assess its purpose and credibility. Identify and record relevant research information from a film. Participate in a collaborative discussion about research findings. Closely read and analyze a text to make connections between information presented in the text and information presented in a film. Write a paragraph comparing and contrasting…

End of Week Update 10-27-2017

QUIZ ON MONDAY OVER EVALUATING SOURCES AND FORMAL/INFORMAL WRITING Students have been hard at work this week analyzing ads and commercials and have spent the last part of the week evaluating sources for five criteria: authority, accuracy, credibility, timeliness, and purpose/audience. Students applied these criteria to both print and online sources.  Today, we ended by…

Week of 10-23 through 10-27

LEARNING TARGETS Identify techniques used in advertisements. Determine the purpose of persuasive advertisements and analyze how they use language to achieve that purpose. Write an explanatory response describing the effectiveness of advertising techniques in an advertisement. Analyze and discuss advertising for commonly used products and how it affects consumers. Analyze the purpose, claims, and techniques…

Week of 10-16 through 10-20

CONFERENCE WEEK Learning Targets • Identify factors that affect consumer choices and discuss relevant facts with a partner. • Draft and evaluate an original research question. • Identify techniques used in advertisements. • Determine the purpose of persuasive advertisements and analyze how they use language to achieve that purpose. • Write an explanatory response describing…