Today our day consisted of the following.
SSR
5 Sentences ( continued )
Brainstorm/ Begin writing

Okay so to go more In depth we have a proposal due at the end of the block second rotation next week. Don’t forget to share your proposal with Edwards. The 5 sentences is done with your group and even if you didnt finish you have time to just make sure to do it as soon as possible. For your sentences you have to refer to your article, so if you haven’t done so do that soon. She did give us a worksheet, but it doesn’t have to be filled out, all it was, was a guide/tool to help us think about writing a good proposal.The essay is due at the end of the block next week second rotation don’t think it’s due at 8. So be productive west house!!! NO BLOG just saying. Have fun eating candy, and getting sugar rushes!
-Leslie

Hey!! Okay so today we basically had a lot of time to work on our surveys to help is progress on our essays. But let me tell you what the list on her boated was:

SSR

COMPILE SURVEY DATA

5 Sentences.

so the Five sentences was a complied paragraph on the results of your survey and how your survey tied in with the articles we read about a week ago. She told us we can start brainstorming ideas for our proposals. Edwards gave us ethos, pathos, logos as tool for us to help is work with so we knew how to gather information. Don’t forget that this essay is an individual assignment, so you will not work with anyone else, but you can get feedback from other people. So once again, we do NOT have a blog assignment this week, so have a relaxing weekend!  We were suppose to turn in 5 sentences before class ended but because we had a lot of work, she is letting us finish next rotation so be sure to stay on task. So she explained the day plans, and we had the rest of the time to work on our October essays.

Hey West house! Leslie Here,
Okay so today we were productive during class. Well to start off we first had:
SSR
She collected our AE work packets
Guess what? NO BLOG this week!! So go have fun trick or treating!
And we began research proposal.
So Edwards also had us use the
laptops for our research for our October essay. If you do not have your laptop number or if you forgot, please feel free to go ask Edwards for your number(just make sure she isn’t busy). She let us know that you can show her your survey so she could approve the questions and she will also print out the surveys if you guys want to. So to rap it up, we had most of our time to work on our surveys, so if you were absent make sure to work on that with your audience group!

Goodbye West House,
– Leslie

Game plan

  • SSR
  • Finish grammar worksheets
  • reflection
  • choose audience
  • audience groups assemble
  • create survey

Howdy West house!

Today, during SSR, we were given an option to read or get a free pass, from reading, to finish up our grammar worksheets from yesterday. After, we were given about 15 minutes to answer 4 simple reflection questions, about the three text, to see what reading strategies we have learned. Once that was done, we semi-chose our audiences that we will being writing to for our October paper. Our choices were ASB students, PTSA parents, the principal, or the super intendant.  (See Ms. Edwards if you forgot or don’t know your audience group.) About 9 students were assigned to each audience. This is were our audience group assembles. The other people, assigned the same group as you, formed into one group and we were to then come up with survey questions. This survey is to help us gather statistic information from the students, and staff, of ipoly to possibly be put in our October writing piece. So make sure you and your group come up with useful questions, 3 minimum and 10 max, to be asked to 50 different people.

Thanks for reading!

Have a fantastical week.

Game Plan

  • SSR
  • worksheet review
  • worksheets (grammar)
    • ID-ing coordinating words/logical relationships
    • using transition/ semicolons
    • combining independent clauses

Howdy West house!

After we did our usual SSR, Ms. Edwards spend some time reviewing the worksheets that were given to us during our last block with her. If you feel like you could use some more practice on analyzing, Ms. Edwards has posted the worksheets in the handouts section on the class blog. When she was done with review, we were then given three worksheets to help us make complex sentences. The worksheets mainly focused on how to correlate different sentences and then using the correct transition words to connect the two.

Just as a reminder: Blog assignment #9 is up and running. As usual, it’s due on Friday at 8pm, but don’t wait until that day to do it.

Thanks for reading!

Have a fantastical week.

Game plan

  • SSR
  • Timed analyzing worksheets

Howdy West house!

Today after we did our usual SSR session, we got set a time limit on multiple worksheets to help us analyze the articles we received last week. First, we got a 15 minutes worksheet to help us see if we really knew some of the vocab words that were given throughout the articles. Then, we got 10 minutes to figure out the content and purpose of the “No Lunch Left Behind” article. After, 15 minutes were given to us so we may practice the ability to be given sentences to then convey them into a paragraph. We were then given the last 15 minutes of class to copy out quotes from the articles and answer questions about them. We had to figure out, not only, why the author chose to write what they wrote, but to then figure out why they chose certain words in order to get their point across.

Thanks for reading!

Have a fantastical week.

Read this article on the problems with the essay portion of the SATs. (Please note there are two pages to this article.) Then respond to it in a coherent paragraph. Some response starters are as follows:
• Evaluate the current SAT process based on evidence from this article.
• Propose a way in which the SAT’s evaluation of writing accurately judges an applicant’s writing ability.
• Based on this article, how prepared do you feel you are to take (or retake) the SAT’s writing portion? What
practice or instruction might you still need?
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