After completing the quizzes on gerunds and prepositions (which took up a majority of the class period), we broke down the writing prompt given to first period on Friday. We just opted to do T, A, and P:
- Topic: Should kids do chores at home?
- Audience: adults in one’s family
- Purpose: to persuade
- 1st Period: Begin work on the week’s homework. Read for 30 minutes.
- 2nd, 6th, and 7th: Finish in-class essays.
- All classes: complete take-home quiz
PowerPoint: 9-24-12 Be Clause You’re Worth It!
In-Class Essay: (forthcoming)
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Friday we brought together all that we had learned this week through a freestyle rap review in the style of Jimmy Fallon’s “Ready, Set, Flow.” Not all of the classes got a chance to do this entirely, but all were exposed to this concept for future reviews (in a much more fun and interactive way). It was then time for our weekly quiz over the sentence parts of predicate, direct object and indirect object. After completing the quiz, it was then time to write our weekly BCR. This week, to reflect our in-class discussions, the students had the opportunity to choose from one of the topics below:
- Topic 1: Has ‘The American Dream’ been deferred as Langston Hughes mentions in his 1951 poem. Include examples to support your claim.
- Topic 2: Can men and women fully be equal in society? Why or why not? Include examples to support your claim.
- Topic 3: What issue do you think politicians should not address? Why should this issue be off limits? Include examples to support your claim.
HOMEWORK: None! Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
PowerPoint: 9-7-12 Truth, Justice, and the American Way