Monday, October 30, 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday, October 31/November 1, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:

Naomi Sawyer and Charles Sale will be here on TUESDAY, NOV 7th during CAVETime. They are new author's and they have written the fantasy series Chronicles of the Two Worlds. There was positive feedback from Frontier and Vista Heights.

We are asking that interested students come to the media center to sign up so we can get a count.

Students may preorder books at They would pay for these books on Nov. 7th with Leslie in the finance office.They are also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Pick up the half-sheet for nouns and verbs, and your composition books. 

Anyone know what these costumes are from?   (The people are from my daughter's work.)

Targets for Today:

I can recognize nouns and verbs in sentences.
I can read (and listen to) a variety of pieces of literature.
I can write a complete paragraph.  

Today’s  Agenda:

Pick up your a half-sheet of Zombie Haiku.  Follow the directions.
A noun is a person, place, or thing.
A verb shows action or state of being.

The Outsiders
A1 from page 122,  (page 110 nightmare) -- 20:26   to page 137 "There isn't any real good reason for fighting except self-defense." 
A2 from page 126,  (page 110 nightmare) -- 29:22 -- bottom of page, to "I was silent. . . "  to 
"chapter 9 cut" to  16:53   page 
B5 from page  119  (page 110 nightmare) --  beginning of chapter 8 -- 15:15 to   (page 110 nightmare)  31:47, page 128   "He knows for sure."  

B7 from page   124    (page 110 nightmare)  "He was okay."   24:28 
     to Outsiders, Chapter 9, cut off beginning,  4:50, page 134

Write an Argument Paragraph

A Costume That Has Caused a Stir!
Read articles, view facebook posts.

A Mighty Girl -- Halloween Costumes

Then in your composition book under notes and quick-writes, 
write one complete paragraph 
with a topic sentence, 
supporting evidence,  
and conclusion. 

Question:  Is the Anne Frank Halloween costume disrespectful to the memory of Anne Frank?
Write an argument  paragraph supporting your answer to that question.


For Working on your Outsiders Argument Essay:
If needed -- see  this example of an argument essay:
Sample Essay -- Two-Bit Charged with Shoplifting

Skyward Grading: 


Interesting:  They use the word "repetitive."   Don't be like the bedbugs!  Please avoid being too repetitive in your essay!  

A Daily Herald headline from October 30, 2017, says,
"Bed bugs a repetitive problem at Utah County motels,"
and continues, "Staying in a Utah County hotel or motel is proving to be a real nightmare for some visitors."

If You Were Absent:
See above.  

Argument Writing:  A type of writing that states a position on a topic and defends it
Hook: A sentence or sentences that will engage your reader – get their attention
l         Claim/Thesis: A sentence that states your position and includes your main reasons
           Introduction:  The first paragraph of an essay
           Topic Sentence: The sentence near the beginning of the paragraph that states the central idea of the paragraph
          Background Information: The information the reader needs to understand a topic and why it is being discussed
           Body Paragraph:  A paragraph that comes between the introduction and the conclusion
           Transitions:  Words or groups of words that connect ideas and show relationships
           Formal Style:  Writing that does not include contractions or the pronouns "you" or "I"
           Reasons:  Logical main points to support a claim
           Evidence:  Facts, examples, statistics, etc. that support a claim
           Explanation:  explains the evidence and shows how it supports your reasons/claim
           Counterclaim/Opposing Claim:  an opposing argument; something the other side would say 
           Rebuttal:  proving why a counterclaim (opposing claim) is wrong using reasons and evidence
           Conventions:  correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
           Citation:  giving the source of the evidence 
           Conclusion:  sums up the main point of the whole essay