February 12

Week 25: February 12-16

Monday:

Today we began collecting evidence for our persuasive essay prompt on dangerous sports. We read one article in the textbook about concussions in football and annotated for the prompt.

Homework: None.

Tuesday:

We continued collected evidence from two more articles and then students drafted claims to be approved by the teacher.

Homework: None.

Wednesday and Thursday:

We completed the graphic organizer and students began drafting their final drafts. Final drafts are due tomorrow, so I will allow students to come in and work at 8:15 if they feel like they need extra time.

Homework: Finish graphic organizer if needed.

February 5

Week 24: February 5 – 9

**We still have 4 months left of school. If you have run out of paper, pencils, etc., please purchase additional materials this week. Being prepared for class is a Dickerson-wide expectation. Thank you for your attention to this.**

 

Monday:

Argument Test on Thursday! Study guide posted below (blank and completed) – this is an optional resource, so you are responsible for printing it out and completing it on your own time. Quizzizz codes are posted below as well.

Argument Test Study Guide-25syklz

Argument Quizizz Review Link: https://quizizz.com/join/
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Quizizz Ethos, Pathos, Logos Link: https://quizizz.com/join/
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Today we worked on our “I Want a Pet Llama” letters. A completed organizer is attached below (it might be slightly different than the one your class completed).

On-level homework: Finish drafting your letter on notebook paper and highlight and label your claim, counterargument/rebuttal, and call to action.

AC homework: Complete the organizer (everything except the “summarize main points” of your conclusion).

Tuesday:

Today we reviewed compound sentences. If you were absent, watch the videos below and then write 5 compound sentences and underline the coordinating conjunction, and circle your subjects and verbs.

Wednesday:

Today we continued practicing writing and editing compound sentences.
Homework: Review for argument test Thursday. Study Guide and Quizizz codes are posted on Monday’s blog.

Thursday:
Argument Test.

Homework: None.

Friday:

Pronoun pre-test and journaling.

Homework: None.

January 29

Week 23: January 29 – February 2

Monday:

Today, we worked in groups and practiced identifying the elements of an argument (claim, counterargument and rebuttal, and call to action) and using them in our writing.

Homework: None.

Tuesday:

On-level: Today, we analyzed examples of argumentative paragraphs for the elements of an argument – claim, counterargument/rebuttal, and call to action.

AC: We wrote argumentative paragraphs using all elements of an argument (claim, evidence, counterargument/rebuttal, and a call to action) arguing why Grover (from Sesame Street) makes the best Spaghetti Marinara.

AC Homework: If needed, finish paragraphs and annotate for claim, evidence, counterargument, rebuttal and call to action.

Wednesday:

On-level: Today we are writing argument paragraphs similar to the ones we analyzed yesterday. If you were absent, watch the video below and then write a one-paragraph argument on whether someone should or should not go to Grover’s Italian Restaurant. Use the organizer below to help you if you need it.

Each paragraph should use 2 out of the 3 logos, ethos, and pathos, and all elements of an argument: claim, evidence, counterargument, rebuttal and call to action.

Argument paragraph organizer 2018 Merritt-2558qfo

AC:

Watch the video above and write a letter as a rejected reindeer asking for Santa to reconsider hiring him. Use logos, ethos and pathos and all elements of an argument. This should be 3-4 paragraphs.

Thursday:

AC: Writing workshop on Rejected Reindeer and then completed final drafts due Friday.

On-level: Argument identification assessment. Due Friday. Raise Your Hand for Helping Hands ID elements differentiated-rrwq1f

Friday:

AC: Argument identification assessment – document posted on Thursday’s post

On-level: Guided writing on a persuasive essay.

January 22

Week 22: January 22 – 26

Monday:

Today we split the classes into two groups. Students who need to revise/recover their grade on the summative explanatory essay were given an opportunity to finish their alternative assignment to be averaged with their existing grade. The other half of the class read a persuasive letter and annotated for Logos, Ethos and Pathos.

Homework: None. Logos, ethos pathos learning check on THURSDAY. Kahoot! to study: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

Here is another link that will help you practice identifying the different elements (note that you only get 10 questions as part of a free-trial – you do not need to sign up for/pay for this program. Just use the free trial) https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-9/identify-appeals-to-ethos-pathos-and-logos-in-advertisements

Kahoot! to study: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/979c8578-9ad4-41ce-bc9b-a7c2769cb776

Tuesday:

Today we analyzed commercials for logos, ethos, and pathos, preparing to write a RACES response to the prompt below.

What element of persuasion (logos/ethos/pathos) is used the most in this ad?

We practiced taking notes and writing a RACES response as a class (models are posted below) and students will view a new commercial tomorrow and write their own RACES response individually.

Allstate Commercial (on-level practice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtP-S9OS0o0

Subaru commercial (on-level and AC practice): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F3-InOdMP4

Drake and Sprite commercial (On-level final): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh6vHoyBs58

Traveler’s Insurance Commercial (AC final): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZfaep_LS4

Homework: None.

Wednesday:

Today we continued working on our RACES which will be due by the end of class tomorrow. This will be for a classwork/quiz grade.

Homework: Review if necessary for logos, ethos, pathos learning check tomorrow – links for studying posted on Monday’s post.

Thursday:

Today we learned about the elements of an argument. Notes are posted below.

Homework: Finish RACES due Friday (7th period: Due Monday)

Friday:

Today we practiced identifying elements of an argument in sample essays.

Homework: Have a great weekend! (7th period finish RACES due Monday if needed)

January 17

Snow Days

With a second day off, it’s a great time to wash jackets, backpacks, hats, gloves, shoes, etc. You can also wipe down lunch boxes, binders, etc. w/ cleaning wipes. Help us fight illnesses at schools such as colds & the flu! ❄️ 😷 Otherwise, stay warm and have some fun in the snow!

January 16

Inclement Weather Update

Due to inclement weather, CCSD is canceling ALL after school and evening activities except for ASP for today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible.  In addition, the district and superintendents office will be monitoring the weather situation and they hope to make a decision regarding tomorrow by 10 pm this evening.  Please stay tuned.

January 16

Week 21: January 15-19

Monday:

Today we split the classes into two groups. Students who need to revise/recover their grade on the summative explanatory essay were given an alternative assignment to be averaged with their existing grade. The other half of the class wrote RACES paragraphs on how logos, ethos and pathos were used in print advertisements.

Periods 6 & 7: Made up their vocabulary test from Friday (missed class due to state testing schedule change)

Homework: None. Logos, ethos pathos learning check on Friday. Here is a link that will help you practice identifying the different elements (note that you only get 10 questions as part of a free-trial – you do not need to sign up for/pay for this program. Just use the free trial) https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-9/identify-appeals-to-ethos-pathos-and-logos-in-advertisements