Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday/Friday, February 18/19, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
You will need to complete, revise, and edit your argument and informational essays on your time now.  Get those done as soon as possible.  Use  the rubrics and graphic organizers to check your own work.  Email me to let me know what you have changed. 

Writing an Informational Essay

If you do not have a central idea for your essay and do not have it organized already, make sure you got a graphic organizer today, and fill it out. 

Your informational essay is not intended to repeat what you read in How They Croaked.  It is to present additional information about that person.

On February 18/19 the counselors will come into our English classes to teach you how to register for next year. 
Register right away.  
You must register by Thursday, February 25. 
Your registration papers will be due in our class by Thursday, February 25.  
Once you have registered, you will be able to make changes through the beginning of March, but more classes may already be full.

Welcome, Mrs. May or Mrs. Bartlett or Mr. Sannar!


Next Tuesday during Cavetime, all seventh graders will go to the talent show. 

Targets for Today:

I can politely listen to the counselors to learn how to register for eighth grade.

I can recognize phrases and dependent and independent clauses and use them in my writing.

Today’s  Agenda:

Pick up your composition books.

We will stop whatever we are doing when the counselors come in!
Students will learn how to register for eighth grade.
Welcome, Mrs. May or Mrs. Bartlett!

We will work on 

Writing Sentences -- Clauses and Phrases

Receive an organizer for your Informational Essay.  If you do not yet have a central idea and clear organization for that essay, fill it out. 

If You Were Absent:

See above.
Contact the counselors for the registration information.
Study the information about clauses and phrases.
Pick up the handouts or print your own.

Do you need another example for the argument essay?

Summer Persuasive Essay