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Monday Warm Up Have book club book on the corner of your desk. Write for 5 minutes… Add to your list of persuasive topics OR write more about an idea you already have.
Persuasive Commentary Schedule Mon. - Complete planning chart in class Tues. - Begin draft in class - complete at home Thurs. - Bring draft to class (handwritten or typed) for in-class conference. Mon. 4/19 by midnight - Submit paper by email to email@example.com@gmail.com
Persuasive commentary Claim - Your thesis (topic + focus)-- should include your opinion Reason - WHY readers should accept your claim Evidence - facts, statistics, anecdotes, quotes, etc. that support your reason Counterargument - what someone who opposes your view might say Rebuttal - your comeback for the counterargument
TUESDAY Warm up Get out your persuasive planning chart You have 5 minutes to look over your work, add details, or change things.
Book Club Have role sheet completed and be ready to meet with group at beginning of class THIS WEDNESDAY. Bring your book (or printout) so you can refer to the text. Bells 4 &6 - Set up your Wikispace and post a response to the question by THIS WEDNESDAY at midnight.
WEDNESDAY IF YOU HAVE YOUR ROLE SHEET COMPLETED, SIT WITH YOUR GROUP. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPLETED ROLE SHEET, SIT AT AN INDIVIDUAL DESK. HAVE YOUR BOOK AND ROLE SHEET OUT!
If you are not prepared for discussion… Read pieces from The House on Mango Street pp. 701-708 Answer questions on p. 708 #1, 2, 4, 5, 8 (20 points) When you finish, you may work on the draft of your persuasive paper, which is due tomorrow.
Thursday, April 15 IF you have your PERSUASIVE DRAFT, please sit at a table of three. IF you DO NOT have your draft, please sit at an individual desk. Get out your draft and your WNB. Be ready to take notes…
April 15 - Notes Basic Rhetoric(Argumentation) ETHOS - The credibility of the author. What kind of person does this sound like? Someone who knows his/her stuff? LOGOS - The logic used. Do the argument and reasons make sense? Are the facts and statistics convincing? PATHOS - The appeal to the reader’s emotion. Is the language vivid, using figurative language and details? Does the author try to get an emotional response?
Writing Conference Look for ethos, pathos, and logos. How can the writer improve? (Word choice? Details? Examples? Logic? Tone?) Look at the persuasive rubric. Aim for a 3 or 4! Check for complete sentences. Check spelling and diction (correct words)
Resources Sample essay pp. 205-206 Using transitions p. 214 Avoiding bad LOGOS (logic) p. 218 How to have good ETHOS (knowledge and credibility) p. 222 Improving sentence fluency p. 227
WRONG REGISTER! Mines or mine’s Possessives without an apostrophe (ex. my mom book) It’s when you are showing possession I be or I been We was They was
Friday, April 16 On a clean sheet of paper… We are going to read two poems today that are about making choices. What do you do when you have an important choice to make? Take 3 minutes and write your ideas on your paper.
Words to Know Write down these words and definitions in your WNB… whimper postpone criticisms hence Use a dictionary if needed. You have 4 minutes.
“Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman Respond to numbered questions on notebook paper. 1. What does the metaphor of a ROAD mean? (“on the road,” “the road to success,” “taking the high road,” etc.) Underline at least three words that tell you the speaker’s mood. Circle three words or phrases that describe the speaker’s previous life. 2. How do you think this person intends to be different than before?
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost 3. What is the difference between the two roads? (Hint: Use words and phrases from the poem to help you explain.) 4. Re-read lines 13-15. Why do you think the speaker never came back and took the “first” road?
Paraphrase A paraphrase includes the main idea and details about what the writer feels or sees. A paraphrase is written in your own words, perhaps more simply than the original. 5. Paraphrase “Song of the Open Road” in at least 3 sentences. 6. Paraphrase “The Road Not Taken” in at least 5 sentences.
Symbolism The road is a symbol in both of these poems. 7. How do you think the different roads in these poems might symbolize or represent the situations of the two speakers? Make sure that you analyze the symbolism in both poems.
Comparing Texts 8. Suppose the speakers of the two poems should meet each other on the road. What advice do you think each would have for the other? (Your answer should reflect logos based on what is written in each poem.)
Turn In… Make sure your poems are annotated. Make sure you have answered 8 questions thoroughly. Turn in your poems AND your written responses. If you did not finish, come back at lunch or after school.