We will continue the unit on argument paragraph writing. The goal of this unit is for students to write a strong argument paragraph. This week students will do the following:
- Understand that arguments persuade readers to believe a debatable claim by providing effective evidence.
- Understand that writers use two types of evidence in argument pieces: factual and anecdotal
- Closely examine a writing prompt to ensure they understand what they are being asked to do (Dissecting the Prompt activity-in class)
On Wednesday, students will be asked to complete an Evidence Types Mini-Task. This assignment will be DUE: Monday (12/17).
Paragraph of the Week
Due (12/10): Life Without Cell Phones
On Monday students will receive this week's paragraph of the week: Fixing School. This will be due on Monday, Dec. 17.
We will continue studying pronouns (chapter 3). Below is a guideline for the week:
Tuesday (12/11): Today's lesson: students will recognize and use interrogative and demonstrative pronouns in writing
Thursday (12/13): Quiz: Interrogative and Demonstrative Pronouns, Today's lesson: students will understand and write pronouns that agree with their antecedents
The chapter 3 test on pronouns is tentavely scheduled for Thursday, January 10.
- The 1-page paper on the virtue of the month (December): Generosity/Kindness is DUE: January 3. This may be handwritten or typed.
- At least four PASS master tests in grammar are DUE: January 16, 2018 (see below)
PASS Program Reminder
Students are required to complete at least 4 grammar master tests by Wednesday, January 16. They are also required to complete 20 minutes in the PASS program each week. This will be assessed every Friday. Students are able to access the PASS program from home. They are also able to access it using one of the Chrome books in the classroom and computer lab. On January 16, the top 4 grammar test scores will be submitted on TeacherEase. Students who do not have them completed by Jan. 16 will receive zeros for their work. Late assignments will not be accepted.