(B) Do Now (3 min.). Select one of these quotes to write about: “I’m great; I’ve already got this.” “I just don’t care.” “I’ve tried before; I just can’t get better. For your quote, answer 1. When have you felt this? 2. What was the effect? . (M) In and Out. Enter and Exit Silently
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1. When have you felt this?2. What was the effect?
You’ll answer questions at the end of each unit (about 5 weeks) about how often you read, write, speak and listen.
You’ll answer questions about what and how you learned at the end of every week.
You’ll answer questions on assessments. (M)
You’ll take the NWEA MAP next week and toward the end of the school year. (B)
You’ll complete projects at the end of every unit. (M)
Follow along on your document entitled “ENG II Assignments and Grading Overview.” (B)
½ your HW: Have your guardian read and sign this tonight. Any questions can be recorded on the back.
Do you believe everything everyone tells you?
2. Why or why not?
Will we be able to identify when a claim needs evidence?
Will we be able to add evidence to claims that need it?
“I enjoy eating broccoli” does not require evidence.
“Broccoli is healthy” requiresevidence.
“Broccoli is healthy because it helps prevent heart disease.” requires evidence.
Does the statement claim to be . . .
. . . true for just the speaker? (no evidence needed)
. . . true for everyone? (evidence needed)
Hot chips are unhealthy because they contain harmful ingredients. (m)
Hot chips are unhealthy because they contain harmful ingredients, such as saturated fats and sodium, which in high volume have been linked with high blood pressure and even diabetes. The American Diabetes Association suggests the following: “to lower you risk of heart disease, try to eat less of the unhealthy fats – saturated and trans fat.” Additionally, “decreasing the amount of sodium in the diet can help many people lower their blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure also means you are decreasing your risk for heart attack or stroke, both of which are common diabetes complications” (from diabetes.org).
I enjoy reading because it helps me become a better person. I get pulled into the story and fall in love with the characters. They become my friends, my enemies, my mentors. I learn from them, and I learn with them. It all comes down to this: because I enjoy learning, I enjoy reading. Reading makes you a better person.
I enjoy reading, and I have from a young age. A feeling comes over me when I’m swept up into a text that is even better than a great movie. I feel passive in movies; I just sit back and enjoy, but when I get into a good book, I lean in and interact with the characters.
I’ve always enjoyed reading partially because I thought it helped me become a better person by forcing me to consider perspectives that are very different than mine. Apparently, I’m not alone; three psychologists from the University of Toronto recently published results of a study that support this idea of mine: “Exposure to literature,” the researchers write in the Creativity Research Journal, “may offer a (way for people) to become more likely to open their minds.” Their study showed that individuals who read complex texts were better prepared for complex events in the real world because they had more exposure to the confusion one experiences in the face of complexity.
Write only answers
Hold answers up only when told
Wipe quickly when told
Keep your answers hidden from your neighbor
Return all markers to their cases when finished
Hustle and Flow is my favorite movie.
PCA is one of the best charter schools in Memphis.
Jefferson is presented as a victim by Gaines, but he is treated like a villain by the novel’s court.
When I first came to PCA, I was intimidated.
When I had only read the first few chapters, I didn’t respect Jefferson.
1. Miss Emma and Tante Lou are overweight because they are both described as really large in the first chapter.
2. The narrator tell us that Miss Emma wasn’t really paying attention during the trial: “She was not even listening . . . She knew, as we all knew, what the outcome would be” (4).
1. Jefferson was a thief because he tried to steal money from Mr. Grope; when he was caught “he had money stuffed inside his jacket pocket” (6).
2. Jefferson was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. He had no intention of harming anyone, so his sentencing is really unfair; maybe he should get in trouble for stealing, but nobody gets the death penalty for stealing a few dollars and some whiskey.
Go to list A.
Circle personal claims
Underline truth claims that need evidence.
Do not forget your name!
Read when you finish.
Remain silent until you are in the hall way.