Announcements and Reminders:
Pass off your clauses and phrase sentence if you haven't!
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and are ready for me to check it again.
Targets for Today:
Pick up your composition book.
Pick up your comma packet and your Quotes and Notes packet.
1. Pick up your comma packet and complete page 2.
Have it checked by one of the assigned students.
2. Complete your Quotes and Notes Assignment
ProPresident Bill Clinton, in a State of the Union Address, said, “If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms (Wilde).” If even the President of the United States thought there should be school uniforms, we should seriously consider adopting them.
The green part is elaboration!
An example from your worksheet:
Practice for picking out evidence from texts and elaborating on it.
Place the quotes you select in quotation marks.
"It rots the sense in the head! It kills imagination dead! It clogs and clutters up the mind! It makes a child so dull and blind" (Dahl).
Then add some elaboration:Dahl sees things as they are. Television is harmful!
3. Learn more stuff about sentences.
Take notes in your composition book.
4. (In your composition book under "Editing Reminders for Me," write down some the things you struggle with in writing. Think about the comments and corrections on UtahCompose -- especially the grammar and spelling ones for now. Think about the problems you know you have with writing.)
5. Play Grammar Punk
If You Were Absent: