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Agenda A: 1/2 B: 1/3 Vocabulary Grammar Review Unit V Calendar and Current Events/Annotated Bibliography assignment Introduction to the argument essay and argument thesis statements Practice writing argument Thesis statements with Truths Aint I a Woman? Homework By the end of class, you will be able to write argumentative thesis statements.
Vocabulary A: 1/2 B: 1/3 Melancholy What does this word mean? When would an author choose to use this tone? To achieve what purpose? Or to write in which form or genre?
Grammar Diction and Syntax Chart and Analysis Homework Packet Review
Reflective Letters Homework Annotations MC Practice Identifying mode and rhetorical strategies Current Events Project Compare and Contrast Paper Reading vs. Writing Hands on activities vs. notes Confidence
SSS – January 26th Breakfast and lunch will NOT be provided this time. The time has changed to prevent problems that may occur if we were to receive snow or ice. The new time for the mock exam is from 1pm to 4:30pm. All students MUST attend. If there is any reason you cannot attend you must notify me and provide documentation of your absence (parent letter, coach letter, etc.) by the 10 th and 11 th of next week in order to be exempt from Saturdays session. Work is not a valid excuse since you have known about this date since August. You will have to make up the mock exam even if your absence is excused.
Review of Unit V Calendar and Current Events Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Skills Notes: Argumentative Essays and Thesis Statements
Argumentative Essay Two types of prompts: 1) Scenario or topic presented then you take a position 2) Short passage presentedyou read it to identify the authors argument then you take a position You have THREE options: AGREE DISAGREE QUALIFY You should QUALIFY... Under certain circumstances, one should agree with _____, but one should also disagree with _____.
Argumentative Thesis Statements Start your sentence with a Subordinate Conjunction, like since, although, even though, unless, when, while Select an idea or quote from the prompt Take a position on the issue by creating a verb phrase with the topic List THREE supporting reasons
Sojourner Truth(1797 – 1883) Born a slave Saw fighting for African American and womens rights as inseparable Had a vision from God about her calling as an orator Never learned to read or write
AP Prompt Example: Passage Presented Read the following passage by the famous orator Sojourner Truth (1797 – 1883). Then write a carefully reasoned essay that defends, challenges, or qualifies one of Truths claims. Support your argument with appropriate evidence.
AP Prompt Example: Passage Presented Aint I A Woman? Speech That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?... Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Banned Book Project: Selecting a Text Capotes In Cold Blood (justice system) Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (race and class) Atwoods The Handmaids Tale (gender) OBriens The Things They Carried (war) Angelous I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (race and gender)
Homework Complete Diction and Syntax Review Chart Select a text for the Banned Book Project and bring a copy of the novel to our next class. Bring Index Cards to next class for Banned Book Project Begin working on your Current Events Annotated Bibliography Assignment for Januarythis is not due until January 31 st or February 1 st