Monday, November 11, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Announcements and Reminders:
You should have already signed up for your November book of the month: Science Fiction or Fantasy.
You have thirteen (13) days until your Book-of-the-Month assessment on November 25.   Read your book and collect themes and evidence of those themes!

Book Orders are due by November 22.  

           See this link for more information: Book Orders

It's our turn in the computer lab today! Lab 211
Pick up your composition book!
1. Reading an article about The Effects of Television on Children
Different Ways to Read:

  • Regular Reading
  • Skim
  • Scan
  • Skim or scan leading to focused reading

2. Appointment Partner Discussion

Organization and what a great essay looks like:

Persuasive Essay Score Point 6

This is the assignment we started last time. 

Argument Essay: Is Television Helpful or Harmful?

Use this source!  This is where the information in the packet came from. 

Helps: Look for these on MYAccess.
Prompt Information    Prompt Information and Resources
     See the Special Instructions, if you'd like more information.

If you were absent:
Read the article at
Read the model essay at   

Persuasive Essay Score Point 6

In the sample essay, notice how it is organized.  Notice that the writer often used transition words to move from one paragraph to the next.

Go online at and work on this essay.

Sample Paragraph about TV and Children -- UseTransitions!