Today, students took their Warm up Quiz over week 10 at the beginning of class. They then reviewed an article from Springboard, responded to questions, and began working on a new reading strategy to analyze text called Soapstone. They will continue with this strategy tomorrow as they analyze the article: America, the Not-So-Beautiful and find text to support their analysis. We will also read and listen to an audio of a text so we can hear rhetorical appeals and analyze their effectiveness. Finally, we will work on vocabulary as we learn about pathos, logos, ethos, etc.
On Wednesday, we will visit the lab to take the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0. Students in periods 3, 6, & 7 received letters at the beginning of last week, so they could share with parents what this survey entails. It is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument that identifies school climate issues that impact student achievement. If you have questions, please go to the Lovinggood website as it gives information about the survey as well or call Mrs. Cox, Assistant Principal, at 678-331-3015.
Later in the week, we will be writing a class argument together based on the “gaming” articles as an example and students will read articles on recycling. They will begin writing their essay from the recycling articles that will be distributed in class on Thursday. Students will write the draft of their argumentative essay on Thursday and Friday, and when they finish the Unit 2 summative on Monday.
Students will have a few homework assignments this week. Today after the quiz, they began to work on a 2 article homework packet —-“Failure to Ban Violent Video Games” pages 154/155 from the text —with responses 1-4. They have a copy of the article and are using the paper copy to complete at home. They are also reading for tonight’s homework: the 2nd article,
It’s Perverse, but It’s Also Pretend from the text pages 156-157 with responses 5 and 6. Both articles together is only about a full page and 1/2 of reading. They will have to respond to the questions from the reading. (It is all marked on the packet. Make sure students annotate the text by doing what I have underlined and put a * beside for each of the two articles.)
They will also receive a Unit 2 Summative Study Guide for homework this week to help them prepare for a summative multiple choice assessment on Monday, December 17th.
Week 10 Warm Up Quiz today (formative)
homework check on Wednesday, Dec. 12th from the gaming articles sent home on Monday
Unit 2 Summative: Monday, December 17th
Argumentative Writing Summative: Collected on Thursday/Friday—December 20th and 21st.