Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Announcements and Reminders: 
On Monday you will take the final District Writing test on MY Access.  -- This has been postponed due to changes in computer lab scheduling. 

Next Friday, the 28th, you will create your brochure for your nonfiction Book-of-the-Month.

Today’s Agenda:
No, not that Hook!
Individual Reading 

Mini-lesson on Recognizing Complete Sentences -- By Mr. Hadley or Mr. Rawlings
If you missed, or if you would like more information, see
Sentence Errors

Mini-Lesson on Hooks and Thesis Statements
Essays from last time -- Should Cell Phones be allowed in the classroom?
Finish filling in your outline for your supporting ideas, the outline for the introduction, and the outline for the conclusion.
Write out your essay.
Writing a Thesis Statement
Hooks for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing

If time a spelling review:  My Favorite ALOT -- But Not a Correct Spelling!

More Slip or Trip?

If you were absent:  If you were absent, study the material above about sentences and about writing essays.  You will finish writing your essay about cell phones in classrooms when you return to school.

originally published February 11, 2014

Cell Phones in Classrooms

Original sentence:
Cell phones could be used for educational stuff.
The word "stuff" is too informal.
Cell phones could be used for educational purposes.

Writing Hooks:
Ask a question.
Tell a story -- a brief anecdote.

Writing a Thesis Statement