Monday, January 25, 2016

Tuesday/Wednesday, January 26/27, 2015

Announcements and Reminders:
We will use the computer lab NEXT TIME to complete, revise, and edit your argument essays.

SAVE the rough draft you receive, and hand it in next time!  

Notice the posters and announcements for the school talent show.

Targets for Today:

I can write an effective argument essay, showing mastery of the parts and requirements for argument essay. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Pick up your composition book. 

A CSI of Sorts -- Actually a R&EEI!   

Argument Essay? How Could It Be Improved?

Some things to look at: 
Eliminate: contractions, I, slang 
Omit repetition. 
Use effective transitions. 
Be careful with pronoun reference.

"first off" is too informal

Utah Compose Scores
Work toward  at least 20
High mastery is 22
Mastery is 20
Emerging is 16

Thesis as one sentence -- example 

      Beep! Beep! Beep! The alarm clock blares that it is time to wake. You roughly make out the scarlet colored numbers 6:30. Youth wake up fairly early to be able to finish their morning routine and have everything ready in time for school. But what if it didn't have to be that way? Since the 1970s, there has been a growing awareness that children's sleeping patterns are changing as the change into adolescents. Middle schools and high schools should start later in the day because students would be more alert, less likely to be late, and less deprived of sleep.

Citing sources --   Watch the PowerPoint.
A1 -- To slide #9.  Ways to Paraphrase.
Using Outside Sources (1).pptx

Strong Key Words

Review your ARMS

ARMS [Use your ARMS to Revise]
Move around

SMILES [Use your SMILES to Edit 

Your Work.]

Sentences -- Make sure each sentence has a subject and an action.

Marks -- End each sentence with a punctuation mark.

Indents -- Indent each new paragraph.

Letters -- Start each sentence with a capital letter.

Editor -- Use any editing program available, and check your own spelling, etc.

(Spelling -- Double-check for the words you tend to misspell.)

For A1 only: "CSI" and drawing because we didn't have one on Friday. 

If You Were Absent:

See above.   Add RAFTS and SMILES to your composition book.

Be ready to finish your essay  next class time.