Today we will finally get back to our writing.
Period 3 will take their vocabulary / Daily starter test.
We will all go back to our writing strategies.
Our first draft will focus on organization. As you’ve already seen, you have the chance of earning up to 30 points on this first draft. I want you to be prepared for working hard because today will be all work. To help you, I’ve given you the following handouts. You will use these to complete your work today.
We have 3 new handouts. 1) 4-paragraph-essay-outline 2) How to write an effective essay outline 3) Essay Outline for Grading
We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street. You should understand these three texts well by now. If you do, then you will have a lot to say in your essays.
You may choose any of the above texts to write about. Here are your prompts:
- “Ozymandias” – What is the warning that the poem is trying to give us?
- “My Papa’s Waltz” – Explain what you believe is happening in the poem.
- House on Mango Street – According to the story, what is the value of hope?
If you have any questions about how to cite a novel or a poem, make sure you use your Chromebook as a tool to look up that information.
AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?
Our Essential Question today is this: How does organization help my writing?
Here are some links you will need in our class. Next week I will move them to our sidebar:
Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th
2 hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.
new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.
Hero projects were due last Friday.
As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.
Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions
W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.7.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words
Daily Starter / Vocabulary Test Period 3
Daily Starter / Vocabulary Test Periods 1, 2, 4 and 5