Our pre-assessment was today.
Students were given Chapter 8 of On Writing Well to read and annotate by Friday.
We are BACK and on track with our typical curriculum routines.
Today we resumed our Monday vocabulary. We started vocab #5, words 1-10. Notes can be found in the Vocabulary tab.
Remember that your RA Super Bowl commercial work is due tomorrow.
THIS ENTIRE WEEK--we are in the library working on this essay. It is due, in it's entirety, by Friday.
Students participated in an argumentative timed writing practice!
See me if you were absent.
Students are being given back all the revolutionary writing we studied last week and are creating a detailed preview of an argumentative essay.
Students are examining all the great resources in their binders to generate a list of helpful strategies for writing. Students were asked to pour through all the readings in their binders to generate a list of tips to assist them be better writers.
Examining George Bush's 9/11 speech, students are examining:
2. Rhetorical Devices
4. Logical Fallacies
for items #2-#4, students also need to provide ANALYSIS of those items. We are bridging from identifying them, to how we would discuss them in an essay.