Thursday, March 29, 2018

Friday/Monday, March 30/April 9, 2018

Announcements and Reminders for Friday/Monday, March 30/April 9, 2018:

You have a substitute teacher on March 29 and 30 because Ms. Dorsey (along with most of our English Department) is attending a literacy conference.

April/May Book Assignment 
Fantasy or Science Fiction 
(Including Dystopian Fiction)

Targets for Today:

I can write an essay.

I can correctly use commas with a set of adjectives that come right before the noun they are modifying.  

Today’s  Agenda for Friday/Monday, March 30/April 9, 2018:

April 9 - B-Day

Today we will go to lab 224 to write a practice informative essay --
so you can get the feel of writing for the test, 
                  remember what it takes to succeed in your writing, 
                  practice proper testing behavior, and
                  get used to writing on the SAGE platform.  
About SAGE Writing   
     April 16-19
     You may be assigned either an argument essay or an informative essay.
      Come rested, well-fed, well-hydrated (drink enough water), and ready to do your best. 

Review for Writing --
Use RAFTS to figure out what the prompt is asking you to do.
Strong Key Words
Parts of an informational essay
Parts of an argument essay

Remember to Introduce, Give, Cite. Explain. 

An article titled “The Never Ending DST Debate” reports that there was a “7% decrease in robberies following the spring shift to DST”  (Time and   Apparently more daylight discourages robbers. Therefore we can see that Daylight Saving Time has the advantage of increasing safety in a community. 

Essays and SAGE Practice Test  -- Lab 224

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March 30 - A-Day

1.  Complete a quick essay about April Fools' Day.

2.  Work on your packets for using commas with introductory elements.

3.  If extra time, read.

If You Were Absent:

Write the quick essay, and hand it in. 

April Fools Jokes.docx  -- This is the instructions sheet for your essay. 


 Help and Enrichment 

For working on your Genetic Engineering Essays:

Explaining your quotes does NOT mean just repeating what they said.  You need to ADD information.
Use your quotes or paraphrasing as explanation/elaboration on the point you are making.

Include the basics - who? what? where? when? why? how?
 You can add --
Facts and Statistics,

Use clear, understandable sentences. 
Effective writers give enough detail for their non-expert readers to understand. 

Sample Genetic Engineering Essay

Writing:   Secrets of Good Writers
Using Internal Dialogue when Writing