Announcements and Reminders:
District Writing Test Today
The class with the biggest improvement (between pretest and post-test) on this test will have a party.
Do not forget to register for 8th grade by Thursday, February 25.
Ms. Dorsey will be working with the Mock Trial Team during Cavetimes for the rest of the week, but will be back to a regular Cavetime schedule next week.
Email me if you have revised an essay
and are ready for me to check it again.
Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough said, “Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” -- and that's why it's so important! (Ms. Dorsey)
Targets for Today:
I can write an effective argument essay.
Welcome, Mrs. Mace, to B5 and B6!
1. Create an organizer for your essay.
Fold a sheet of plain paper into 12ths -- 3rds longwise, then fold that into 4ths.
Copy these terms onto your paper.
2. Brief instructions on writing a timed essay.
Taking a timed essay:
Adapted from Dennis G. Jerz
3. Lab 224
Today on UtahCompose we will take the district/school writing prompt for argument writing.
You should see it as a Recommended prompt when you log in.
Points are based on improvement and score.
If You Were Absent:
See above. Arrange for a time to take the district test. This must be done in class.