Announcements and Reminders:
Pick up a new Quiz of the Week!!
Grab a copy of The Outsiders and your composition book.
Your new spelling words are
We were happy to see you.
We’re going to lunch.
Where is he?
First we ate, then we played outside.
I like dark chocolate better than milk chocolate.
Targets for Today:
I can collect evidence from The Outsiders for a future argument essay.
I can write a hook.
I can use questions to help me write background information.
Silent Reading time.
Pull out The Outsiders! Let's finish Chapter 6.
Now let's take a break. Time for a writer's workshop!! We'll do this every day for the next couple of weeks. Each day we'll focus on a different part of argument essays. First, I'll show you some mentor texts, or models. Next, you'll practice doing it with a partner. Last, you'll do it by yourself.
The topic that you will write about by yourself will stay the same each time. By the end of our writer's workshops, you'll have a complete essay responding to this prompt: "Are competitive teenage sports too intense?"
Today we're focusing on Hook and Background Information.
If we've got extra time, we'll listen to more of The Outsiders!
On the exit slip that I gave you, write these things:
In case you're curious,
Music from the time of The Outsiders:
Hank Williams (Ponyboy doesn't like his music.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyTOZCfp8OY
The Beatles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenWdylTtzs (1964)
Elvis Presley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk
If You Were Absent:
Go through the Hook and Background Information slide show given above. Practice writing those in your composition book. Catch up on your reading in The Outsiders- we finished Chapter 6 and will be partway into Chapter 7.
Here is the document for the QuizoftheWeek5.docx.
Ask for a bubble sheet.
(Referring to Argument Writing)