Monday, February 12, 2018

Tuesday/Wednesday, February 13/14, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:

If needed, revise your book of the month project, print it, and hand it in stapled to the front of the rubric.  If you have lost your rubric, you could  download it and print it from Skyward or from here:
  Jan BookoftheMonth 2018.docx

If you haven't created, turned in,  and presented your slideshow yet, do that immediately!

Parent-Teacher Conference will be held this Tuesday.    Parent Teacher Conference

Targets for Today:

I can correctly spell commonly confused words.

I can  explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
I can choose among simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.

I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Today’s  Agenda:

A2 Receive SAFE UT cards:
-Utah Safe Schools App -  AFJH is launching a new App called SafeUT to help students. The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.  Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing:
  • supportive or crisis counseling,
  • suicide prevention,
  • and referral services.

1.   Prepare for the tests. 

2.   Take the Spelling and Other Conventions Tests 
3.   Correct the tests.

4.   Receive your study guide for next week.     Conventions of the Week #5.docx

5.  In Computer Lab 224, type the argument paper.  This is a one-sitting writing assignment.
Write your paper on MyAccess and submit it for a score by the end of the class.  You may submit multiple times.

Bring your notes. 
The articles and instructions will be in the lab. 

My Access Prompt:  Take a Position 

Topic:  Taking One’s Own Food into a Movie Theater
Type of Writing:  Argument
 Your writing prompt:   Write a 4-6 paragraph essay to present to your English class, arguing why a person should or should not take their own food into a movie theater. 

Use and cite the articles
“Is it OK to bring food to the movies?” and
“Popcorn Ethics.”

Cite both articles.  

Make sure you have an introduction which contains your thesis sentence,  two to four body paragraphs,  a counterclaim, and a conclusion. 

Use information from the articles and cite it.  Use parenthetical citation.  

If You Were Absent:

If you  were not here to take notes last time, or if you missed today, you may get caught up at home by downloading the articles and notes page above, and taking your notes, or by going to MyAccess, selecting the prompt "Take a Position" and spending about an hour writing your essay.

Conventions of the Week #5.docx


 Help and Enrichment

Conventions of the Week #5.docx

Labeling for Types of Sentences and Types of Clauses 
Simple sentence
Compound sentence
Complex sentence
Compound-Complex sentence
Independent Clause
Dependent Clause

Simple Sentence
 Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence
Compound-Complex Sentence
1 IC

(can be a simple sentence)
2 IC

(can be a compound sentence)
1 IC and
1 or more DC
(can be a complex sentence)

2 IC and
1 or more DC

I love tomatoes.

I love tomatoes, and my family dislikes them.

I love tomatoes because they are delicious.
Because they are delicious, I love tomatoes.

I love tomatoes, and my family dislikes them because they are tired of them.