November 10th - November 14th

posted Nov 10, 2014, 2:02 PM by   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 12:23 PM ]
Monday- we reviewed Syns and Ants and because we had a test on Friday, we also did Choosing the Right Word in Vocab 3.  We have a vocab quiz this Friday. We also reviewed the differences between clauses and phrases; we discussed subordinate and independent clauses.  HW: Copy the attache document of subordinate clauses for homework.  You are to use them exactly as they are making them into complete complex sentences.
HW- clause exercise and Read pps.224-235 Patrick Henry's speech; answer questions 1-4 on page 235. See files below on clauses.

Tues- review homework for clauses and Patrick Henry questions. Start work on the 10% summary.  We will use "Get the Message?" in class to do this in pairs; on Weds, we will complete our own on an article related to The Crucible. 
HW- read Thomas Jefferson and "The Declaration of Independence" pps. 238-245 for Wednesday. Answer questions 1-5 on page 245.  

Weds- 10% summary articles- How do you write using only 10% of the words in an article.  You paraphrase and summarize!  We will review a couple of ways you did this for homework.  I will provide a model, too, but remember this is practice for the one on Thursday in class.
We have vocab today,too, but we also have an assembly...classes in the am will only be 33 minutes.  We might have to put off "The Declaration" until Thurs.

Thurs- How does "The Declaration..." fit the criterion for argumentative writing?  What is the thesis? What are the reasons?  What refutation does Jefferson offer?  What solution does he propose? Study for vocab 3 quiz and read Thomas Paine's The Crisis pps. 250-256. Answer 1-4 in your notebooks.

Friday- Vocab quiz 3 and review of Paine's The Crisis. 

Nov 10, 2014, 2:02 PM
Nov 10, 2014, 2:02 PM