Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday/Friday, November 2/3, 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.


Targets for Today:

I can read (and listen to) a variety of pieces of literature.
I can write a complete paragraph.  

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Listen to/Read along with The Outsiders.

The Outsiders -- today 
A1  to Chapter 10, page 150, "Chapter 9, cut"  31:34 to 

A2 to  page 155  "pg.  155"  beginning  to 

B5 to   page 146, "He wants to see you."  Chapter 9 Cut, 25:40+    

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

2. Finish/Revise  your  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.


3. 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: 

4. Mini-Lesson on Revising
Take notes in your composition book under Notes and QuickWrites.

Use your ARMS!  

 ARMS  [Use your ARMS to Revise]



Move around


A.R.M.S. Revision Strategy

For your own essay: 



Move around:  


5.  Work on your Essay.
4.  Working on Your Essay
Open MyAccess. 
Open two windows and one extra tab. 
 One MyAccess is for 
  • My portfolio 
  • An Important Issue. . .  
  • Comments -- click on the pink dialogue bubble.
You will look for comments here for what you should do. 
 One MyAccess is for 
  • Assignments
  • An Important Issue. . . 
  • Resume  or Start Revision
You will revise your essay here. 
 Open another tab for Skyward. 
Look at your scores so far for the essay. 
Look at the description for each of those assignments that count so far. 

6.  If time:  Peer Editing
A1 and A2 did not get to this. 

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.

Indents -- Indent each new paragraph.

Letters -- Start each sentence with a capital letter.

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

own spelling, etc.

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

7. To Do the Peer Edit
  1. Open to your most recent draft of your essay in your Portfolio. 
  2. Open your composition book to a page in Note 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. 

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