Announcements and Reminders:
Do not forget to finish your argument essay on Utah Compose if you have not done that yet.
I am working on grading your argument essays. If your essay is unfinished or would take you down to a D or an F, I am leaving the points as no-count until this Friday. Then they will be applied to your grade, so finish up your essays, and make sure you meet all of the requirements.
Some points to check:
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 11.
On February 18/19 the counselors will come into our English classes to teach you how to register for next year.
Your registration papers will be due in our class by February 23.
Targets for Today:
I will understand more about how to use commas (with appositives).
I will better understand what is meant by tone.
I will notice qualities of informative writing.
1. Pick up your composition books.
CSI American Fork
Now Investigating: Conventions in Sentences Investigation
Label in your composition book: CSI #1
Why Are the Commas There?
In your composition book, label the next page
"When Do We Use Commas?"
Chose one of the above sentences to copy. Why are the commas in these two sentences?
Reason #1 to Use Commas
3. Learn about Text Features
with Mrs. Mace or Ms. Dorsey!
4. Begin reading How They Croaked
Authors make choices!
Listen to a podcast:
Excerpt: Ludwig van Beethoven
B5 got partway through the chapter. page 5 "for about forty more years."
B7, too -- page 4 "And there he rested. . ."
What sort of book is How They Croaked -- what genre?
What makes a book nonfiction?
Famous Last Words
How do we look at death? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlsaSbIQEiw
What is the tone of this video?
This is about why King Tut was physically impaired: (and lets us know that they've pulled him out again!)
If You Were Absent:
Download and print these documents -- or pick them up in the classroom.
Click on the link, then on the Download tab.
Links for this lesson:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/607/05/ essential or nonessential
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF9-sEbqDvU Marcel the Shell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFy17auuK08 Bill and Ted Trailer 1989 ALLUSION