Next week, we will be starting our unit on "A Christmas Carol", which speaks a lot to the importance of philanthropy. To prepare, we will be working on research projects focused on the concept of philanthropy. Students will have the opportunity to work with a partner, or they can work individually if they prefer. Class time will be given each day, and students will be made aware at the conclusion of each class how much time will be allotted for the following day's class. Information related to this project will be made available to all students on Monday, November 3rd, but can be accessed by clicking the following link:
On Thursday, October 9th, students were asked to submit their rough draft of their Literary Analysis Essay. This means we're only a week away from handing in the final copy. Next week will be spent introducing counterarguments, revising, peer reviewing, and editing. Here's a sneak peek at what next week's schedule will look like:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13TH: No School (Columbus Day)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH: Counterarguments
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH: Editing
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH: Catch-up Day
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH: Final copy of essay due!
As is the case each and every week, all Eagles are expected to meet their individual Weekly Reading Goal by the conclusion of each week.
Monday, Sept. 29th: Drafting Essays
What to have done for Tuesday: Continue working out "Claim Outline" in preparation for drafting
Tuesday, Sept. 30th: Finding the Courage to Revise Your Thinking
What to have done for Wednesday: Use checklist (provided in class) to revise essay; Annotate
at least one part of your writing to point out strengths.
Wednesday, Oct. 1st: Catch-Up Day
What to have done for Thursday: Continue using your graphic organizer to develop your essay.
Thursday, Oct. 2nd: Clarifying Evidence and Ideas
What to have done for Friday: Consult "Argument Writing Checklist"
Friday, Oct. 3rd: Counterargument Within Literary Essays
Effective immediately, Mr. Barton will be available for assistance after school on TUESDAYS from 2-3pm in C-8. No appointment necessary! Feel free to stop in and check on your progress, ask questions, or receive any other help you may need!
Tuesday, September 23: Looking for Themes All Around Us
What to have done for next class: Be prepared to discuss (in small groups) whichever theme you
decided to "write long" about at the end of today's class.
Wednesday, September 24: Reading Closely to Develop Themes
What to have done for next class: Find at least two specific scenes which lend support to the
theme you have written long about.
Thursday, September 25: Fine-Tuning Themes by Studying Author's Craft
What to have done for next class: Tomorrow, you will need the essay you will write all
planned out. To do this, you will need a claim, or a thesis, that applies to most of the story.
Friday, September 26: Catch-Up Day
Today's TO DO list:
1. Mini-Lesson: Great Titles notes
2. Writing Workshop
ROUGH DRAFTS DUE MONDAY 5/5/14.
Mrs. Gallant's Class
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