Announcements and Reminders:
Today is the first (or second) day of Term 4.
Don't forget that your Nonfiction Book of the Month is due March 21.
Example for Nonfiction Book of the Month
Targets for Today:
I can recognize a complete sentence and its parts.
I can pull out important information from an article.
I can write an informational essay.
1. In your composition book under CSI Sentences/Grammar. Page 83/84 +
label this CSI # , and add today's date -- March 12/13, 2018.
2. Preparing to write an informational essay -- We will be preparing more next time, then beginning to write this essay the time after that.
A. Read/attack/deconstruct the prompt.
The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering
Write a multi-paragraph essay discussing the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering.
Make sure you follow the rubric:
C. Read the stimulus materials (articles or other materials provided) to gather supporting details for my essay.
Think aloud. (10 minutes) Do not write on the article.
As I read, try to answer this question --
What in the article could you use in an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering?
3. Writing a quick informational essay.
In an informational essay, you are not taking a side, just sharing information.
Prompt: Write a brief essay, explaining advantages and disadvantages of Daylight Saving Time.
A. Study the stimulus materials provided.
Watch a Video --Take notes on a T-Chart. -- Compare/Share.
Read the Article: "The Never Ending DST Debate:
B. Write the essay:Introduction: Give a brief definition of Daylight Saving Time. End with a thesis sentence that says something like "Daylight Saving Time has both Advantages and Disadvantages."
Body Paragraph 1: Tell briefly about your experience with the change to DST.
Paragraph 2: Tell about two advantages of DST. Introduce, quote and cite from your sources. Explain each quote.
Paragraph 3: Tell about two disadvantages of DST. Introduce, quote and cite from your sources. Explain each quote.
Hand in what you have at the end of the period.
If You Were Absent:
Help and Enrichment
Transitions -- http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html
Parts of Speech: Practice with this game -- http://www.abcya.com/parts_of_speech.htm
bananas and TR4: