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Monday, Feb. 8 1.Upcoming events 2. RB: Finish discussing novel; group activities; assign in-class essay/practice for CCSS Argument Assessment 3. Revision: Review revised Intros; work on Body Paragraphs
HW: 1. Revision: Body Paragraphs (handwritten ok, but now is a good time to begin typing your revision work) 2. RB in-class essay: Brainstorm your own opinion and look for evidence
Wednesday, Feb. 10 1. CCSS Argument Assessment info 2. Revision: Review revised BPs; work on Style 3. RB activities and prep for in-class essay
HW: Prep for RB in-class essay
Friday, Feb. 12 1. Library: In Our Time (?) 2. Prep for CCSS Argument Assessment (reading and annotating) 3. Red Badge in-class essay/practice for CCSS Argument Assessment
Red Badge in-class essay/argument practice: Students will practice for the upcoming Common Core Argument Assessment by writing an in-class essay on Red Badge on Friday, Feb. 12, to be discussed and explained in class.
CCSS Argument Assessment All Juniors will take the Common Core Argument Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 16 and 17 in their English classes. Information about the assessment will be discussed in class this week.
REVISION: Students will revise 2 essays from first semester to practice the revision process and prepare for upcoming Common Core Writing Assessments. Students must bring the Creative Nonfiction Didion/Oates Think Piece to class each day and be prepared to work on the revision process each day in class.
A Final Revision is due on Wednesday, Feb. 15 (hard copy in class attached to the original with notes AND to submitted to Turnitin)
Revision handouts will be given out in class and are posted below.
When assigned by teacher, writing for the class must be submitted to Turnitin.com by midnight the day the hard copy is due in class.
Rubrics must be printed by student and stapled to the FRONT of the work on the day it is due.
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Speaking and Listening points will be deducted for lack of materials, and students cannot actively learn the required material by sharing a book with another student.
All assignments must be typed!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MAKE-UP WORK AND AERIES GRADES: UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ME TO TURN IN LATE WORK, ALL NA'S WILL CHANGE TO 0'S IN AERIES AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. STUDENTS WILLING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH III CURRICULUM MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND THUS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN GRADES AND PROGRESS IN THE CLASS.