This week will be quite busy for students. They will be using a detailed outline to prewrite the explanatory essay. Students will use their notes, the four articles from the textbook, and the film as evidence for their facts, explanations, and examples to support their position with the topic they choose. We will visit the computer lab on Wednesday to begin typing even though our outline will not be complete. We will do this just to get the introduction and body paragraph 1 typed up. We will be done with these two parts of the essay.
In addition to this, students will have a quiz on Thursday over simple, compound, and complex sentences. They will also have a few questions over compound-complex sentences. Continue to review the power points placed on this blog last Sunday, November 5th, study your notes, and the example work. I have also added some websites for fun play over the concept of sentence structure.
Games for practicing sentence structures—-https://www.quia.com/rr/126726.html
These are the standards we will be addressing this week.
|SL7.1.b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
W7.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
RI.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. W.7.2f: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
W.7.2a. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.7.2b: Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
W.7.2.c: Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
W.7.5: With some guidance and support form peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
I will be available on Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning for students who have been absent or who want to work on the outline for the explanatory essay. I will also be available on Tuesday afternoon. Look on Synergy to see if I wrote you any notes about making up work. If so, make sure you use the above days and time to come in and complete.
If students were present during the time I was absent, November 1-3, and chose not to complete the work assigned, I will not be accepting make-up work on that task.
Homework: Monday over Sentence Structures