Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday/Thursday, March 14/15, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:

March 14 is Pi Day!  

Beware the Ides of March!

After being warned by a soothsayer about the Ides of March (March 15),
Caesar was assassinated on that day by other politicians who were worried he would make himself king.



Don't forget that your Nonfiction Book of the Month is due March 21.

Targets for Today:
I can correctly capitalize words.
I can read stimulus materials to find supporting details to cite in an essay.
I can write informational text. 

Today’s  Agenda:

1. Capitalization -- Mrs. Hilton

2. Writing an Informational Essay:  Advantages and Disadvantages

    A. Practice extracting support from an article.

    B.  Read and extract support from stimulus material for your essay.

The Prompt: The Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

Your Prompt:
Write a multi-paragraph essay discussing the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering.
We are using these stimulus materials -- articles:


Informational GE Essay.docx  This is the outline for your essay.

13 Important Genetic Engineering Pros and Cons.docx  -- This is an article to use. 

If you have information from your science class that you would like to use in your essay, you are more than welcome to use it!  

For citing, explaining, and showing how a quote or paraphrase relates to your topic, see examples here:
Introduce, Give, Cite, Explain, Show How It Relates

If You Were Absent:

See above for what we did. 


Not used yet:
If time -- a poem

Poetry -- Fast Break -- Basketball (March Madness) 


The Base Stealer   (Of course, Baseball!)

 Help and Enrichment