Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday/Tuesday, October 18/24, 2017

Announcements and Reminders for Wednesday/Tuesday, October 18/24, 2017:
Pick up an Outsiders book and your composition book. 
  Wednesday, October 18 is/was the last day of the term.  
  Your essay scores will be applied to second term. 
You are able to work on your essay at home or anywhere else you have access to the Internet.  Go to and use your school computer login user name.  Your password is your student number.  

   A-Day students:  Turn in your unused hall passes this week for extra credit added to this term.

A-DAy Students:  If you hadn't finished your Book of the Month before you presented, finish it by October 17th, let me know, and I will add the points to your score for the book presentation

                                     Fall Break is October 19, 20, 23.  

Book orders will be sent in again by October 25, or as soon as I receive orders of twenty-five dollars or more.  You can order online at Scholastic Book Clubs.  Please use the code below.  


 Class Activation Code: GKLJW

Targets for Today:

Conventions of Standard EnglishLanguage Standard 1 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing.
Reading: Literature Standard 10 
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, . . .

Today’s  Agenda:

Conventions in Sentences Investigations 
In your composition book under
CSI Sentences/Grammar.  Page 83/84 +
label this CSI # 10   and add today's date -- October 18 or 24, 2017.  

Create a list, every other line from one through five in your composition book. 
For each of the incorrect sentences below, jot down what is wrong with it. 
Copy ONLY the most correct sentence. 

EXAMPLE: 1.  "Frosts" needs an apostrophe after the "t",  and the poem should be inside quotation marks, not italicized. 

1) There were ten students who memorized the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay from Robert Frosts book titled New Hampshire

2) Their were 10 students who memerized the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"  from robert frost's book titled New Hampshire

3) There were ten students who memorized the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"  from Robert Frost's book titled New Hampshire

4) There where 10 students who memorized the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"  from Robert Frost's book titled New Hampshire

5) There were ten student's who memorized the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"  from Robert Frost's book titled "New Hampshire."

(B-Day:  demo opening two windows)

2. Listen to/Read along with The Outsiders
Begin at page  93,   Chapter 6     14:36.

A1 to page 122,  (page 110 nightmare) -- 20:26 
A2 to page 126,  (page 110 nightmare) -- 29:22 -- bottom of page, to "I was silent. . . " 
B5 to page  119  (page 110 nightmare) --  beginning of chapter 8 -- 15:15
B7 to page   124    (page 110 nightmare)  "He was okay."   24:28 

If You Were Absent:

Complete the CSI assignment.
Get caught up with The Outsiders when you return. 

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 

Current Requirements for your essay -- We will work on others next term.

On Skyward, you have four assignments so far for you Outsiders essay: thesis sentence, body paragraphs, counterclaim/rebuttal paragraph, and concluding paragraph.  
E = Exceeds Mastery    M= Mastery     P = Partial Mastery      N = Needs Improvement

We will add more of the requirements to Skyward in the new term. 

The student has created a thesis sentence with a claim and three reasons to support the claim. thesis sentence with claim and three reasons 10 especially well stated 8 claim and three reasons are in one sentence at the end of the introductory paragraph 5 attempt at a thesis sentence

Example of a thesis sentence:   Junior high age children should be allowed to go trick-or-treating because they are still young enough to enjoy it, often they can help their parents by taking younger brothers and sisters, and they might get into trouble if they're not busy trick-or-treating. 

Another example:  We should wear school uniforms because they would help reduce discipline, be cheaper than other clothing, and help create school pride.

Body Paragraphs

The student has created three body paragraphs, each based on one of the reasons stated in the thesis sentence. Each sentence contains a topic sentence, evidence, and explanation. 10 especially well stated with topic sentence, evidence, and explanation topic sentence 8 topic sentence some evidence and explanation reasons and order match thesis 5 attempt at body paragraphs, less than three

5 Outstanding 4 contains one opposing argument/reason and rebuttal of that argument 1 attempts to create a counterclaim/rebuttal paragraph

Conclusion - Outsiders Essay
Detailed Description: concluding paragraph 5 Outstanding 4 restates claim and reasons and has a concluding sentence -- may include a call to action 1 attempts a conclusion