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We resumed IR. I collected your IR papers today and handed back your one-pagers.
In the writing section of your notebook, you answered the ten questions on theMonster Debate Worksheet by identifying true or false, and offering a brief explanation. If you were not here for the discussion that followed, you need to provide more explanation. I need a paragraph of reflection for each question.
Math Lab to type up your paper. It was turned in today.
You read the following paragraph in class:
I have a really embarrassing story to tell you. I was on a television game show and I was playing for big money. At exactly the wrong moment, my brain froze. I said something really embarrassing, right in front of twenty million Americans (not to mention my fiancé, who was in the studio audience). Though it happened a long time ago, thinking about it today still causes me embarrassment.
You then came up with several questions including:
What game show was it? What did you say that was embarassing? How long ago was it? What is big money? Is your finacé now your spouse? Why was it the wrong moment? Etc.
You completed a "Question Storm" in which you read through each other's papers and ask any question you had about their content. You didn't focus on form or grammar.
I also met with some of you one on one about your papers.
The first half of class was spent in the writing lab, finishing up your papers. I started meeting with you one-on-one to discuss your writing process and the work you have done thus far.
We talked about Intro and Conclusion.
The NEVER NEVER NEVER's:
You then drafted your intro and your conclusion in class.
We spent some time in the writing lab drafting the main body of your argumentative paper.
- Review of:
- Ethos, Pathos, Logos
- Claim, Evidence, Warrant, Counterclaim
-Selecting your topic ppt.
-Class Brainstorm for topic ideas.
- Argument 4-square for your topic
*Next time we will be drafting the paper in class, so make sure you have thoroughly thought through your idea.
- Finished our observations about the Tragedy in the Bathroom.
- Completed "conclusion" column in your chart in your notebook
- Started writing your crime report by including the following information
-When we arrived on scene.
- What we found (in detail)
- What the witness said
- What the autopsy found
- Whether the evidence supports what the witness said (warrant)
- Counterclaim / Rebuttal - what would Minnie counter with, and how would you rebuttal that counterclaim
- Conclusions and/or recommendations
We started our work with the slip or trip assignment. I handed out a worksheet that had both the narrative and the image associated with this assignment (which you can also find here). As a class we decided that Minnie is not telling the truth (our claim). You put the 3-section chart in the craft section of your notebook and filled in the first two columns, one with evidence, the other with warrant for the evidence that you found. We will fill in the third section later.
I went over argumentative writing with a power point. You took notes in the craft section of your notebook. We then discussed warrant. Go over the statements in this worksheet. Write each one in your notebook under craft. Draw a single line under the part of the statement that is the claim and a double line under the evidence. Then give me a warrant that connects the two.
We finished the rest of our Ethos, Pathos, Logos discussion. You wrote down several of the examples in your notebook with your notes from the presentation.
We talked about the three appeals: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. I went over the definitions in a powerpoint. We will finish the presentation next time. We also took a trip to the writing lab to walk through a couple of the end-of-level question formats.
We did WTL #6, and completed the Four-Square argument in your notebooks in the writing section.
Today we played "Would You Rather..." This counts as your WTL#5. Then, in groups you came to a consensus and presented to the class for participation points.
We added imagery to our notebooks under literary terms. I read the story A Storm in the Mountains and you, with a partner, identified the uses of imagery in the poem. We then re-wrote WTL#4, adding imagery to each sentence.
I passed back your papers and I went over the notebook check 1-6.