After the break, we will have an Argumentative Quiz on March 2, 2018 over guided notes and the vocabulary. Guided notes & PowerPoint are on Feb. 14 and here is the pdf of the vocabulary. Key Terms Argumentative-
students write a complete argumentative paragraph using their evidence from yesterday’s article in a graphic organizer– for the format, see the argumentative paragraph organizer here. PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER
students use correct MLA citations in paragraph and turn in evidence from yesterday
Thursday, February 15-
discussion of Argumentative writing
Learning Check on Thesis statements from video and/or previous day
1st &4th–Students read “Should Helium Balloons Be Banned?” and found MLA cited evidence (2) for and (2)against.
2nd, 3rd, and 5th –Students Read “Is Year Long School a Good Thing?” and found MLA cited evidence (3) for and (3)against.
Wednesday, February 14-
Homework: watch video – the video link is in the PowerPoint
Students completed the “target” web for EA 2 on page 127: “Your assignment is to write an argumentative essay that states and supports a claim about an issue of importance to you.”
Students wrote the definitions for 7 terms from the textbook and 2 from thePowerPoint.
Students read aloud and had time to work on the “scavenger hunt” from a reading:”Should Libby’s Dad Do Her School Project?” and the writing of 1 paragraph about the reading.See directions on the PowerPoint for the completion specifics
Homework: 1. complete the “scavenger hunt” and paragraph 2. complete the definitions if needed
Monday: Final Drafts due were at the end of class! Yippee. If you turned in your final draft on time, you are homework free tonight.
students used already created MLA formatted sources
see the PowerPoint for the directions or the Word document
today was the day for writing/copying from your rough draft with all the revisions to the final draft. See the PowerPoint for all specific details.
***We will have 15 minutes on Monday for last few sentences and a quick final review. Then everyone will complete the Works Cited on Monday, and final drafts and rough drafts with revisions will be turned in to me.
Homework: All revisions to the rough draft must be completed in pen along with the identification of sentence patterns/types in body paragraph 2 on the post-it note
For today’s journal topic, a topic sentence was provided. “When I reread my essay last night two times, I realized some parts need revising.
Adding to any revisions made last night, student’s read the peer feedback and worked on self-assessment revising and editing in pen.
using a post-it note, students identified the sentence patterns/sentence types in their own body paragraph 2 for every sentence to help revise and use a variety of sentence types. This post-it note (or paper if students did not have materials) will be a part of the revisions.
Revisions are being made on the requirements/elements for the essay.
Today, students completed a Peer Revising/Editing form on another student’s essay. Students noted the presence of the required elements for the essay and made recommendations.
Tomorrow, you will be revising and editing your draft and beginning the final draft
Homework: Now, you have read and made recommendations for another student’s essay.
It’s time to reread your essay TWO times. Revise and edit in PEN or different color pen if you wrote the original in pen.
On the Works Cited, list the article titles of your other cited sources. You will complete the Works Cited correctly with the final draft. No need to write all of it twice.
Tuesday: Test– After the test,work on your rough draft, use any extra time to complete the “types of sentences” that was assigned last Thursday and due yesterday.
Monday: The types of sentences was due today, but I will collect it tomorrow. You need it to study for the test. Rough drafts can be turned in today, but they are now due on Wednesday.
Of course, you have had everything in this power point in your notes, the power points with additional and links for resources have been on the blog since we covered the material.
Hi all. I hope you have been studying the definitions for advertising techniques, explanatory writing and essay format, and sentence types!
Don’t forget: all language arts students are welcome to attend Ms. Walworth’s tutoring tomorrow morning before school. Be sure to sign in at the cafeteria.
For homework: your homework stayed the same from Thursday since it was all due tomorrow–
For those who complete the finished rough draft by tomorrow, I will add 5 points to overall grade.
For those who need more time, you will have until Wednesday if you need it.
The types of sentences(both sides is still due tomorrow)
January 29, 2018
by mrsfigueiredo Comments Off on January 29 – February 2(Tutoring T, Th w/ me for sentence types AND all language arts classes with Ms. Walworth has tutoring tomorrow-Friday and Monday morning!)
(For those of you who actually check and read the blog today, since it was on the board for homework; there are two things for you to do to earn some bonus points. Go to today’s PowerPoint for information.)
homework: test on Monday 2/5: sentence types, MLA, essay format, Explanatory writing, Advertising techniques(5)
We are handwriting (old school) the Works Cited page since so many of us had troubles with NoodleTools. You are being provided with specific paper for this essay. We began it today in class, so be sure to copy it from PPT
Tomorrow, you will write your essay from you outline.
Wednesday, January 17– as we said, quiz is still on Thursday– practice more with the sites below. Also, have you watched the video on the resources page?
Copy and paste links–
Khan Academy can hlep with so many topics & subjects! https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/syntax-sentences-and-clauses/types-of-sentences/e/simple-and-compound-sentences — plus they have videos too
a great rags to riches game — https://www.quia.com/rr/115170.html
Friday: Today in class students read ” Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies” on pages 116-121 in the Springboard textbook. If time allows, practice for simple, compound, and complex sentences
Use separate paper to complete the questions
answer in 2-3 complete sentences using the language of the question
students completed revising and editing their narratives and the required revision worksheet
students wrote a reflective paragraph
students turned in their revision notes
Please Note: Due to unforeseen computer issues in class today, I will NOT be able to grade journals for this grading period. Take the added time to verify you are following the journal rules and have completed the entries.
December 17, 2017
by mrsfigueiredo Comments Off on The holidays are almost here! You have had 1 week for your journals…
It’s Sunday, December 17. No tutoring on Tuesday morning. **Please note the change about journals above on Monday.
Do you remember our last journal one week ago? After writing about the five techniques advertisers use, I had you reflect upon your completed journals. Were all of your entries completed? Did you follow the instructions for journal writing? I hope you used the extra time to ensure your journals are completed correctly as journal grades should be an easy 100!
If you have any that are not completed, write a journal on the following topic tonight, Sunday:
If I could change one characteristic about middle school, what would it be? Be specific and make specific recommendations for improvements. 5-7 sentence paragraph
If I could change one element of my language arts class, what would it be?Be specific and make specific recommendations for improvements. 5-7 sentence paragraph