Announcements and Reminders:
Pass off your clauses and phrase sentence if you haven't! Email me if you have revised an essay and are ready for me to check it again.
(DC) If you were not here for the District Argument Writing Test, (IC) you need to arrange with me a time after school this week to take it.
If you were here and received a zero on your District Writing Test, see me!
Term 3 ends March 18.
All late work, revisions, and extra credit should be turned in by March 11.
There is no school on Monday, March 7, and Ms. Dorsey will have a sub on March 10, 11.
You may still hand in work on those days, but I will not be here for Cavetime or after school.
Targets for Today:
I can use sources to write an informational essay.
I can use commas correctly.
I can create a variety of complete sentences.
1. Pick up your comma packet and complete page 3.
Have it checked by one of the assigned students.
When you finish, pick up a copy of How They Croaked, and read another chapter or so.
2. Types of Sentences: Copy this chart into your composition book.
Labeling for Types of Sentences and Types of Clauses
1. Create an organizer for your essay.
Fold a sheet of plain paper into ninths -- thirds longwise, then fold that into thirds.
Copy these terms onto your paper.
Link to Whole-Class Practice: Practicing Informational Writing
5. Play Grammar Punk
If You Were Absent:
Complete through page 3 in the comma packet: COMMA RULES.docx
Create the organizer for an informational essay, read the passages, and create an outline on that organizer for an essay on the assigned topic.
If you are finishing or revising your essays:
For the handouts, examples, etc., see the tab above for Writing/Grammar 2015-2015.