Targets for Today:
Pick up your composition book and a copy of The Outsiders.
1. Listen to and read along with The Outsiders.
The Outsiders -- todayA1 from (155) 21:08, page 170 at the top.
A2 from " 155" 23:15 page 171, 2nd paragraph down
B5 from "155" 11:09, page 163, "But I couldn't have cared less. . . "
B7 from "155" 12:03, page 164, "I'll catch it for smoking in bed."
2. Learning about Nouns!
Complete the worksheet on your own.
Compare/check with a partner.
Try to come to an agreement on the correct answers.
Then check it with your partner using one of the keys.
Use the colored pen to correct your answers.
Then pass the key on to the next pair.
Keep the nouns worksheet in your folder.
Coming soon to a classroom very near you: VERBS!
3. Watch part of The Outsiders.
Our First Class Novel: The Outsiders
If You Were Absent:
Pick up and complete and correct the noun worksheet.
Argument Writing: •A type of writing that states a position on a topic and defends it
Hook: •A sentence or sentences that will engage your reader – get their attention
l Claim/Thesis: •A sentence that states your position and includes your main reasons
Introduction: •The first paragraph of an essay
Topic Sentence: •The sentence near the beginning of the paragraph that states the central idea of the paragraph
Background Information: •The information the reader needs to understand a topic and why it is being discussed
Body Paragraph: •A paragraph that comes between the introduction and the conclusion
Transitions: Words or groups of words that connect ideas and show relationships
Formal Style: Writing that does not include contractions or the pronouns "you" or "I"
Reasons: Logical main points to support a claim
Evidence: Facts, examples, statistics, etc. that support a claim
Explanation: explains the evidence and shows how it supports your reasons/claim
Counterclaim/Opposing Claim: an opposing argument; something the other side would say
Rebuttal: proving why a counterclaim (opposing claim) is wrong using reasons and evidence
Conventions: correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
Citation: giving the source of the evidence
Conclusion: sums up the main point of the whole essay