Monday, October 10, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Self-Starter:  Read through the computer lab assignment and look through your composition book notes to help you select which character you will write about.

Discuss conclusions from last time.

Learn (or be reminded) about the difference between a paragraph and an essay.
Create a small folded "book" that shows the differences between paragraph and essay.

Paragraph to Essay.pptx 

Today we will go to the Computer Lab -- Computer Writing Lab 211.
You will each type an essay.  You may select one of the following topics:
Character Traits  of a Character from The Outsiders
or Analysis of a Character from The Outsiders

Instructions for today: 

Outsiders essays October 2011.doc 

You will write one of these about  a character from The Outsiders. 

You may revise as many times as you wish, and you are able to work on this from home -- through October 19 -- next Wednesday.

Sample Essays for MyAccess Essay about Character Traits

List of Character Traits

Enrichment:  Extra Information about Adjectives: Character Traits and Adjectives


A2 -- This is also the day to create our door decoration for Red Ribbon Week!  Bring ideas and stuff (glitter, ribbon, fun paper, pictures you've drawn that have to do with avoiding drugs) to make it great!  We won't have time to do this in class, so we need talented (or at least willing) volunteers to come during Cave Time on Friday to put up our door decorations.



Are you ready for your Book-of-the-Month test?

Are you caught up on your composition book?  See the tab above labeled "Composition Book."

Test on Commonly Confused Words  -- Don't forget the commonly confused words!  The test will be on October 25.  

October 19 is the last day to hand in late and revised work.

confused words chart.doc