Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Reading&Listening Assessment



Students will take a C&E Listening Assessment today--on paper
Reading Assessment is in GC

Homework:  Start editing and revising your rough draft.  Use the checklist here!

Class Celebration this Friday!!
Sign up for snacks here!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Writing your conclusion



How to write a conclusion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvs9IpA5O2s&t=40s

Link to the introduction and conclusion that I wrote about fencing:
https://docs.google.com/a/adams12.org/document/d/1VAvTP1xFNGHNpgrkuy4sY8LsxuJwYQ2-4B_1uhIfmCs/edit?usp=sharing

Link to the C&E essay/letter (this has the writing rubric in it)
https://docs.google.com/a/adams12.org/document/d/14L7yrtUB_Q1Ib8Z_5yGRmDS4jl6MbNtLVDiH5dK82V0/edit?usp=sharing

By tonight you should have finished the introduction, body paragraph(s), and conclusion.  This is your rough draft.  It still needs to be revised and edited.  Tomorrow we will do a reading and listening C&E assessment.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Introductory paragraph



Obj:  students can write a hook and use the funnel approach to write their introductory paragraph for the essay

1. Youtube video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clPtbFT23Bs
2.  Think aloud--I will model writing my introduction
3.  Work time--Write your introductory paragraph

HOMEWORK:  By tonight you should have finished your introductory paragraph and should also be done or almost done with the body paragraph.  

Other work that should have already been DONE:
Your graphic organizer for research and evidence
Cause and effect chains
Outline

Note about progress grades:  I worked on progress grades this weekend.  However, this morning I realized that some of my assessments were listed under the wrong semester in IC.  This means that when I go to calculate the grades, since all assessments were not listed together, the grade that I gave was not accurate.  Currently,  I'm going through all the assessments again to try to fix this.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Formatting a business letter


Obj:  Student can properly format a business letter.  They will use this for their essay.

Mini-lesson:  formatting a business letter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTvtmGFWR8g

Workshop:  Use google to find an address for your business letter
Write the opening part of the business letter
Revise your outline
Begin Body paragraph 1

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Outlining


Obj:  Students can write their central idea and can outline their C&E details in order to support the central idea

Mini-lesson:  Fencing and dueling in history and modern life--how to use a C&E chain to make your outline

Workshop:  go to Google Classroom, start working on the C&E essay/letter outline in class.  Finish for homework so I can correct it and get it back to you

Homework:  finish ALL the  outline

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Focus and Unity 2

Obj:  Student can evaluate whether an example essay has a central idea and details that support it.

Adv/ Trans Students
  1. Warm up:  see google doc https://docs.google.com/a/adams12.org/document/d/15o1VkHoBTJBckTWjwtvj6xwO50iM9NPgjs0q5CHPoMI/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Evaluate the example essay for focus and unity around a central idea.  Rate it with rubric
  3. What do you think your central idea might be?
  4. Research/ and or planning

Beginning ESL

Monday, March 13, 2017

Model Study C&E essay

Obj:  Students will be able to describe purpose of introduction, body, and conclusion in a letter or an essay.  They also will be able to identify a central idea and details that support it.

Mini-lesson:  pg. 120-124 in Green level Writer's Workout

Workshop:

  1. Analyze C&E Essay, then do Qs 1--5 with a partner (turn in one sheet of paper)
  2. Build a C&E chain and practice paragraph independently (turn that page from packet)
Beginning ESL:

  1. Review same C&E sentences from Friday
  2. In Quizlet make a set of flashcards from the words underlined
  • Green-=verbs
  • Blue= nouns
  • Red=adjectives
     3. On a separate piece of paper, write a sentence for each word