Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday/Friday, October 12/13, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:

Take out your rough draft for your Outsiders essay.  Finish writing it.
Especially make sure you have a thesis statement with your claim and the three reasons you are using to support it.
You also need body paragraphs, each one about one of your reasons
and a counterclaim paragraph with rebuttal,
and a concluding paragraph.

If you hadn't finished your book before you presented, finish it by October 17th, let me know, and I will add the points to your score for the book presentation. 

The term ends on October 18, and 
 the last day to hand in late or make-up work is October 11, unless you make other arrangements with me.  Also, if you tried to come to Cave Time on October 11,  you may come on the 12th.  

Cave Time on October 12 is open for anyone who needs to complete make-up work.  

You will turn in your unused hall passes next week for extra credit added to this term.

Fall Break is October 19, 20, 23.  

Targets for Today:
Utah State Core -- Writing Standard 1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
alternate or opposing claims
b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d.  Establish and maintain a formal style.
e.  Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Today’s  Agenda:

Time to write your rough draft. 

Lab 224  to type your essay into MyAccess.
By the end of the period, submit and submit for score.  You may revise many times, and could work on this at home.  We will use the computer lab again on October 16/17.

If you are using Randy's name, his name is Randy Anderson.
I don't believe that the book ever gives a last name for Marcia.
The book also does not name the other boys who were with Randy and Bob the night Bob died.

How to write a thesis sentence: 

If You Were Absent:

Create a rough draft for your Outsiders essay.
You may get on MyAccess and type your essay.

Here are the outline for your rough draft, and some helps:
This is the file for your rough draft:  


essay:  a multi-paragraph piece of writing on a particular subject.
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