Monday, December 11, 2017

Week of December 11th

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have done a lot of preparing for our argumentative essay by reading argumentative articles written by other people. Some of those people have been journalists, your teachers, and even other students your age. Now, it is time for you to write your own argumentative essay! We will spend this week and next week preparing to write and then typing our essays on the Chrome Books. We will be using Google Docs to write this essay the same way we used it when you wrote your essays for Marking Period 1. This essay will need to be typed and ready to hand in by January 4th.

Grade 7
On Monday, you will receive notes on how to write a thesis statement. Our theses will have 3 parts: counter-claim, main argument and three reasons. It will follow this format:
 ___________(counter-claim)______________, _______(main argument)_________ because _____(reason 1)_______, ______(reason 2)______, and ______(reason 3)_______.

On Tuesday, your thesis will be due at the end of class. You will receive notes on the best way to choose evidence for your essay. I will then give you an article on your chosen topic and you will begin reading it to find evidence. You will need to finish reading and annotating the article for homework.

On Wednesday, you will receive notes on how to integrate evidence into your paper to support your main argument. We will have the Chrome Books and begin writing our papers.

On Thursday, we will finish notes on how to integrate evidence into your argument. You will continue writing your paper on the Chrome Books.

On Friday, you will receive notes on writing to a specific audience. You will continue writing, and probably revise, your paper on the Chrome Books.


Homework
Monday: begin thinking about your thesis
Tuesday: Finish reading and annotating assigned article(s)
Wednesday: Write introduction to essay using Google Docs
Thursday: Finish introduction to essay on Google Docs
Friday: Find 3 reasons to support your thesis, and begin outlining explanations


Grade 8
On Monday, your theses are due. They will be collected at the start of class. We will then take notes on how to choose evidence from your article(s).

On Tuesday, you will receive notes on how to integrate your evidence into your paper. We will evaluate the most effective ways to use evidence to make your argument as convincing as possible!

On Wednesday, we will begin writing our papers using Google Docs on the Chrome Books. Please remember that you can access Google Docs from any computer with internet access. It is a requirement that this paper be typed and printed by January 4th.

On Thursday, you will receive notes on writing to a specific audience. You will have time to continue writing your paper using Google Docs.

On Friday, you will receive notes on citing your sources. You will have time to continue writing your paper using Google Docs.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday: finish writing your introduction paragraph
Friday: write your first body paragraph for your argumentative essay


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