Sunday, November 5, 2017

Monday/Tuesday, November 6/7, 2017

Announcements and Reminders for Monday/Tuesday, November 6/7, 2017:

          Pick up your composition book and a copy of The Outsiders.               
Veterans' Day is this coming Saturday, November 11. 

You can successfully write your argument essay!

Targets for Today:

I can read (and listen to) a variety of pieces of literature.
I can write, revise, and edit an argument essay, showing that I can successfully create all the needed parts and pieces for an effective argument essay.      See Vocabulary below.  

Today’s  Agenda:

Pick up your composition book and a copy of The Outsiders.

1. Listen to and read along with The Outsiders.

The Outsiders -- today 
A1  from  (155) 21:08, page 170 at the top. 

A2 from   " 155"  23:15  page 171, 2nd paragraph down

B5 from   "155" 11:09,   page 163,  "But I couldn't have cared less. . . "  

B7 from    Outsiders, Chapter 9, cut off beginning,  25:58 , page 146  "only a dim realization of where I was going and why."    

Our First Class Novel: The Outsiders

2. Editing Mini-Lesson 

SMILES [Use your SMILES to Edit Your Work.]

Sentences -- Make sure each sentence has a 
subject and an action.

Marks -- End each sentence with a punctuation mark. Use commas, 
         quotation marks, semi-colons, and colons correctly.

Indents -- Indent each new paragraph.

Letters -- Start each sentence with a capital letter. Use capital letters on 

       proper nouns and proper  adjectives. 

Editor -- Use any editing program available, and also check your own 

        spelling, etc.  

(Spelling -- Double-check for the words you tend to misspell.)

Some Editing Hints for This Essay: 
Sentences -- 
Although Johnny had both his parents.  His parents were cruel to him. 
Marks --  Do not use exclamation marks unless they are in a quote from the book. 
Indents --  Do it, even if it does not seem to show up on MyAccess.
Letters -- Capitalize and correctly spell Socs, Greasers, characters' names.
Editor --  spelling, etc. 
      edit for pronoun reference  
     " Bob was going to beat up Johnny again and he killed him."
        Who killed whom? 
Other Spelling --  Where -were,  There-they're-their

For this essay, do not use contractions. 
would’ve     not                                    would of
could’ve      not 
                         could of
might’ve      not 
                         might of

would have

could have

might have

could not
did not 
can not

3. To Do a Peer Edit
  1. Open to your most recent draft of your essay in your Portfolio. 
  2. Open your composition book to a page in Notes and QuickWrites
  3. Trade seats with your elbow partner.   
  4. Proofread and edit for the other person. 
  5. Write notes to the author of the essay in his or her composition book. 
4. Then do your own editing.
    Remember that your peer editor can be very helpful, but may also sometimes be wrong.  Make your best decisions for your own essay.  

If You Were Absent:
See above. Work on your essay, responding to the comments and suggestions you have been given.  Also make sure your essay meets all the requirements on the yellow "Outsiders Essay Scoring for Skyward" sheet. 

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