Monday, January 18, 2016

Wednesday/Thursday, January 20/21, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
Make sure you can access your school Gmail account.

All grades for Argument Terms Tests are in.  Make sure you study before you retake it. 

Targets for Today:

I can use punctuation (commas) correctly.

Language Standard 2 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

I can write an effective argument essay.

Writing Standard 1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Students will recognize the parts of an argument essay, and be able to write a basic argument essay.

Today’s  Agenda:

Bell-Ringer: You should be in your seats working on this when the bell rings.

Self-Starter:   Tape under Notes and Quick-Writes

1.     Mark this passage to show editing corrections that should be made.  (There are about 22.)
2.     List below ways the student who wrote this could revise it to make it better. 

the time we went two splash mountain

            We drove to california and went to disneyland  we got our tickets and went in.

We got on splash mountain  I felt nervous. When the ride started up  I got really nervous.

I could here people screaming.   I was really really really scared, but soon it was over.   

i felt closer to my dad because of that.    After that we went and ate hamburgers.   I ate 

alot of fries to.   I will never forget that trip!!!!!!!

The student could make this better by. . . .  (How could he or she REVISE it?)

Bring your ARMS and fingers   

A.R.M.S. Revision Strategy

Important:  It is usually best to REVISE BEFORE you do your final EDITING. 

2. More on creating argument essays. 
Examples -- color-coding and discussion 


Arts Persuasive Essay
  -- as a class

Summer Persuasive Essay -- as elbow partners

Links for these essays:

Teacher materials:

If You Were Absent:
See above.
Handouts for Today:

Color Coding Two Persuasive Essays.docx

What are both of these essays missing?  -- The counterclaim and refutation paragraphs.

Students in the classroom have their lists of transition words.  Here is a post with some listed:

Transition Words I