Thursday, February 25, 2016

Friday/Monday, February 26, 29, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
 Ms. Dorsey will be working with the Mock Trial Team during Cavetime on Friday, February 26, but will be back to a regular Cavetime schedule on Tuesday, March 1.

Pass off your clauses and phrase sentence if you haven't! 

Email me if you have revised an essay 
and are ready for me to check it again. 

Targets for Today:

I can extract evidence for a claim from materials provided.

I can use commas correctly.  

I can create a variety of complete sentences. 

Today’s  Agenda:
Pick up your composition book.
Pick up your comma packet and your Quotes and Notes packet.
1. Pick up your comma packet and complete page 2. 

Have it checked by one of the assigned students. 

2. Complete your Quotes and Notes Assignment

President Bill Clinton, in a State of the Union Address, said, “If it means teenagers will stop killing each other over designer jackets, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear school uniforms (Wilde).”   If even the President of the United States thought there should be school uniforms, we should seriously consider adopting them. 
The green part is elaboration! 

An example from your worksheet:
Practice for picking out evidence from texts and elaborating on it. 
Place the quotes you select in quotation marks.
"It rots the sense in the head! It kills imagination dead!  It clogs and clutters up the mind!  It makes a child so dull and blind" (Dahl).
Then add some elaboration:  
Dahl sees things as they are.  Television is harmful! 

3. Learn more stuff about sentences.
Take notes in your composition book.

4. (In your composition book under "Editing Reminders for Me," write down some the things you struggle with in writing. Think about the comments and corrections on UtahCompose -- especially the grammar and spelling ones for now.  Think about the problems you know you have with writing.)

5. Play Grammar Punk

If You Were Absent:
 See above.