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Bell Ringer Monday, March 30, 2015 Midterms for 1 st, 3 rd, 5 th, and 7 th period today! Objectives: Identify and use pronouns; practice writing arguments. Directions: Respond to the prompt, and make sure that you use at least three pronouns in your response. What can teachers do to make sure students succeed on their midterms?
PICK A SIDE! WAFFLES vs. PANCAKES Let’s practice creating arguments… Which are better, pancakes or waffles? On a piece of paper, brainstorm your claim, and any evidence you believe supports it.
Counterclaim Now pick one of the pieces of evidence the other side gave and offer a counterclaim or a rebuttal. Why is their logic wrong? What didn’t they think of?
Video! 1) Who do you think makes a stronger argument? Why? 2) Pick one claim you heard in the video, and write a counterclaim or rebuttal for it.
Bell Ringer Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Midterms for 2 nd, 4 th, 6 th, and 8 th period today! Objectives: Identify and use conjunctive adverbs; practice writing arguments. Directions: Respond to the prompt, and make sure that you use at least three pronouns in your response. What can teachers do to make sure students succeed on their midterms?
Bell Ringer Thursday, April 2, 2015 Objectives: Identify and use pronouns; read and comprehend text. Directions: Copy the sentences and circle all the pronouns. If you find any vague pronouns, please replace them to make the sentence more specific. (This is an actual argument from our midterm exam, answering the question “Does the author believe that students who drop out of college can still be successful?”) You can be successful if you drop out of college. It is your plan and what you do after that makes you become successful.
$$ = Success? Does a person need money in order to be successful? Does having more money make you more successful? Why or why not? How will you choose what kind of job you have? Will it be based on money, or will there be other factors involved?
FACES OF SUCCESS: Working for a Cause Will Allen is a farmer in Milwaukee, who runs a non-profit organization called Growing Power. His goal is to end world hunger, and teach intercity communities to grow food for themselves on “urban farms.” In 2008, Allen won the MacArthur “Genius” Grant for his work, which awarded him money to help build and expand his organization. Here, Allen talks about his farm, his work, and what he feels has made him successful: http://www.macfound.org/fellows/70/
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities Directions: We are going to read and annotate an excerpt from Will Allen’s book, The Good Food Revolution. As you read, think about these questions: -What is Will Allen’s definition of success? -What are his goals? To make money? To be famous?
Questions: o After hearing Will Allen’s story, what do you think: does a person need money in order to be successful? o What kind of a role does “job satisfaction” play in success? Will you search for a job that will make you (or others) happy? o Would you rather be Derek Rose or Will Allen? Why?