Monday, February 8, 2016

Tuesday/Wednesday, February 9/10.2016

Announcements and Reminders:

Do not forget to finish your argument essay on Utah Compose if you have not done that yet.
I am working on grading your argument essays. Finish up your essays, and make sure you meet all of the requirements.   

  • Check for the requirements on your rubric. 
  • Compare your essay to the graphic organizer (on the other side of the rubric), and compare it to the sample essays.
  • Pay attention to the corrections and suggestions provided by UtahCompose.

You will need to let me know when you have worked to meet the requirements on an already-graded essay.

Sample Argument Essay

Some points to check:
  • Use a hook.  Add helpful background information.
  • Write a one-sentence thesis statement. 
  • Base the order of your essay on the order of the reasons in your thesis statement. 
  • Avoid "I" and "you."  in our essay.  Eliminate contractions and abbreviations. 
  • Eliminate unneeded repetition.  (Do not say the same thing over and over and over.)
  • Use transitions at the beginnings of your body paragraphs and conclusion.
Here is some very helpful information for writing argument:

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 11.

On February 18/19 the counselors will come into our English classes to teach you how to register for next year. 
Your registration papers will be due in our class by February 23.

Targets for Today:

  I can write an effective informative essay. 

Today’s  Agenda: 

Gather what you need for the lab:

  • DO NOT take your backpack.
  • Do take your papers for your informational essay, 
  • your log-in for UtahCompose, 
  • and a copy of How They Croaked to reference, and possibly to read if you finish early. 
Consult with your partner about how to best use your sources to write the essay.
  • Go to Lab 224.  Sit at your folder number.  
  • Log into UtahCompose. 
  • Select the Informational Essay.
  • Write your essay. 
When you log in the first time to begin an assignment, look for the PRACTICE tab.  Go there, then find your assignment.

When you are logging back in to work on the same assignment again.  Stay on your homepage and look for the assignment and draft you want to work on.

Your essay is due by the end of the period.

Write, revise, and edit. 

Here are your selected topics: 

Here is a sample of prewriting, taking notes, and creating an informative essay.

King Tut Informational Essay Notes and Research

Create a Works Cited as you go. 

Example of and Directions for a Works Cited List

Here is the link to Citation Machine: 

Here is the MLA Citation for How They Croaked:
Bragg, Georgia, and Kevin O'Malley. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. New York: Walker, 2011. Print.

Here are the handouts:    Click on the link, click on the Download tab, open and print.

If You Were Absent:
See above.
Write an informational essay on UtahCompose.  Make sure it includes all the parts and meets all the requirements for an information essay.

Here are the handouts:    Click on the link, click on the Download tab, open and print.