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Persuasion Unit. 6 th Grade Language Arts Mrs. Frantz. Today’s goals. 1/22/14. Bell Ringer #?? Start Dyna - Prefix- Quiz Tuesday, January 28th New Verbs Packet Power of Persuasion Notes AR Reading Time/Finish Conferencing.

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persuasion unit

PersuasionUnit

6th Grade

Language Arts

Mrs. Frantz

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Today’s goals

1/22/14

  • Bell Ringer #??
  • Start Dyna- Prefix- Quiz Tuesday,
  • January 28th
  • New Verbs Packet
  • Power of Persuasion Notes
  • AR Reading Time/Finish Conferencing
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The writer may allow strong positive/negative personal feelings about an issue to influence the reader/listener.

The writer may exaggerate information in order to convince the reader/listener of something.

The writer may make a general statement about a group of things in order to influence the reader/listener.

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Today’s goals

1/23/14

  • Bell Ringer #31
  • Verbs Packet
  • Review Power of Persuasion Notes
  • Generalization Notes
  • Generalization Worksheet

Homework:

Complete

Generalization WS

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Generalizations

a general statement about a group of things or people that takes specific information about something and applies it to all similar things

signal words: in general, usually, few, tend to, or most

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Generalizations

good/valid generalizations

plenty of evidence

must be willing to change the generalization when confronted by evidence showing them to be false

bad/invalid generalizations

look at the evidence. It will show false generalizations

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Generalizations

Why do we challenge generalizations?

to help prevent stereotyping

to help understand things or people who are different from us

A good generalization is an inference based on evidence.

A bad generalization is an inference based on hearsay or false evidence.

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Today’s goals

1/24/14

  • Bell Ringer #32
  • Generalization WS Homework – Turn in!
  • Verbs Worksheet – Test next Wednesday!
  • Dyna- Sentences – Quiz next Tuesday!
  • HOMEWORK: Begin studying for Tuesday’s

Dyna- Prefix Quiz

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Today’s goals

1/27/14

  • Bell Ringer #33
  • Scholastic Coupons? – Orders due Friday!
  • Verbs Worksheet – Test Wednesday
  • Persuasive Text Notes
  • Persuasive Text Video
  • Persuasive Text Matching Activity
  • HOMEWORK: Study for tomorrow’s

Dyna- Prefix Quiz/

Wednesday’s Verb Test

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Persuasive Text

loaded language: takes advantage of strong positive or negative feelings or emotions associated with certain words

name-calling : labels someone/something in a negative way instead

exaggeration: enlarging something beyond the truth way to buy the product

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Persuasive Text

bandwagon appeal: tries to persuade you to do something by emphasizing that “everyone else” is doing it or believes in it

testimonials: uses celebrities or satisfies customers to endorse a product because they influence people in a positive way to buy the product

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Today’s goals

1/28/14

  • Bell Ringer #34
  • Dyna- Prefix Quiz
  • Finish Verbs Packet – Test Tomorrow!
  • Verbs Helper Card
  • Homework: Study for

Tomorrow’s Verb Test!

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Verbs Helper Card
  • Action Verb Definition –
    • Include a few examples
  • Helping Verb Chart –
    • Include a few sample sentences
  • 2 Linking Verb Charts
    • Include a few sample sentences
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Today’s goals

1/29/14

  • Bell Ringer #35
  • Verbs Test – AR Reading Time
  • Review Persuasive Text Notes
  • Bias Notes
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Bias

exaggeration: overstatement to convince or convey a position

credentials: Who is the author? What are the sources?

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Bias

current information: Is the information out of date, even though it’s convincing.

purpose: persuasive material should not pretend to be objective.

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Today’s goals

1/30/14

  • Bell Ringer #36
  • Start Suffix –Phobia – Next Quiz
  • Wednesday, February 5th
  • Review/Finish Bias Notes
  • Daily Item Reading
  • Cheerleading/Steroids Article – LGI
  • Reminder: Scholastic Book Orders

due tomorrow!

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Bias

bias by omission: leaving one side out of the article

bias by selection of sources: writers include more sources that support one view over the other

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Bias

bias by placement: story placement shows the importance of the story

“above the fold” on the front page is most important

less important stories go on the bottom half of the first page, on the first page of other sections, etc.

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Today’s goals

1/31/14

  • Bell Ringer #37
  • Scholastic Book Orders due TODAY!
  • Continue Suffix –Phobia – Next Quiz
  • Wednesday, February 5th
  • Review Bias Notes
  • Cheerleading/Steroids Article – Discussion
  • Scope “Bulldog” Article
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Today’s goals

2/3/14

  • Bell Ringer #38
  • Finish –Phobia Suffix – Quiz Wednesday!
  • Scholastic School Sports Article
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Today’s goals

2/4/14

  • Bell Ringer #39
  • –Phobia Suffix – Quiz Tomorrow!
  • Start Scholastic “Trophy” Article/Writing Prompt
  • AR Reading Time

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s

-Phobia Suffix Quiz

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Today’s goals

2/5/14

  • SNOW DAY!
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Today’s goals

2/6/14

  • Bell Ringer #40
  • –Phobia Suffix – Quiz
  • AR Reading Time/Conferencing
  • Finish “Trophy” Article/Writing Prompt
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Today’s goals

2/7/14

  • Bell Ringer #41
  • Introduction to Adverbs Notes
  • Start Figurative Language Packet
  • Write “Trophy” Essay & Turn in Worksheet
adverb

Adverb

a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb

adverbs modifying verbs
Adverbs Modifying Verbs

Ex.: His brother laughs loudly at his own jokes.

The adverb loudly ends with the suffix –ly and

modifies the verb laughs.

Ex.: The captain went boldly onto the deck in the storm.

The adverb boldly modifies the verb went.

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Today’s goals

2/10/14

  • Bell Ringer #42
  • Figurative Language Packet
  • “Swim Team” Persuasive Text
  • AR Reading Time
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Today’s goals

2/11/14

  • Bell Ringer #43
  • Strive for Five – 17 Days!
  • Review Introduction to Adverbs Notes &
  • Complete Exercises
  • “Vending Machines” Article ?
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Adverb or Adjective?
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, decide if the underlined word is an adjective (ADJ) or an adverb (ADV) by labeling it correctly.
  • The squirrel darted quickly up the tree and hid.
  • Monet was a talented painter of landscapes.
  • Gabriela can ski faster than I can.
  • Is this poem the one that you wrote?
  • The blond man is my Uncle Ted.
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Adverb or Adjective?
  • The squirrel darted quickly up the tree and hid.
  • Monet was a talented painter of landscapes.
  • Gabriela can ski faster than I can.
  • Is this poem the one that you wrote?
  • The blond man is my Uncle Ted.

ADV

ADJ

ADV

ADJ

ADJ

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Adverb or Adjective?
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, decide if the underlined word is an adjective (ADJ) or an adverb (ADV) by labeling it correctly.
  • Soon you will need to put the pizza in the oven.
  • The actors practiced their lines before school.
  • Mountain biking is always enjoyable.
  • Tasmania is nearby Australia.
  • We happily sat with our feet in the water.
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Adverb or Adjective?
  • Soon you will need to put the pizza in the oven.
  • The actors practiced their lines before school.
  • Mountain biking is always enjoyable.
  • Tasmania is nearby Australia.
  • We happily sat with our feet in the water.

ADV

ADV

ADJ

ADJ

ADV

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Today’s goals

2/12/14

  • Bell Ringer #44
  • Strive for Five – 16 Days!
  • Persuasive Argument Re-Write
  • Text Structure WS

Homework:

P. 48-49

Text Structures

Packet

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Persuasive Argument Organization
  • Paragraph 1 – Hook, then your thesis
  • Paragraph 2 – Article summary
  • Paragraph 3 – Supporting Evidence for your
  • opinion
  • Paragraph 4 – The “other” side – win them over
  • Paragraph 5 - Conclusion
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Today’s goals

2/13/14

  • SNOW DAY
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Today’s goals

2/19/14

  • Bell Ringer #45
  • Strive for Five – 9 Days!
  • Text Structure – Go over HW and Finish WS
  • Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Vending Machines Article
adverbs modifying adjectives
Adverbs Modifying Adjectives

Ex.: Some kinds of opals are extremely beautiful.

The adverb extremely ends with the suffix –ly and modifies the adjective beautiful.

Ex.: He began reading when he was very young.

The adverb very modifies the adjective young.

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Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying the adjective.
  • The moon is the earth’s nearest neighbor in space.
  • We noticed the very full moon in the sky.
  • The moon appears much brighter on some nights.
  • The moon travels more quickly around the earth than the earth travels around the sun.
  • The moons of some other planets are slower.
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1/7/13

Adverbs Modifying Adjectives

  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying the adjective.
  • The moon is the earth’s nearest neighbor in space.
  • We noticed the very full moon in the sky.
  • The moon appears much brighter on some nights.
  • The moon travels more quickly around the earth than the earth travels around the sun.
  • The moons of some other planets are slower.
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Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying the adjective.
  • This is the worst cold I have had.
  • Derrick feels much better this morning.
  • This peach has a better flavor than that one.
  • Our team played the most terrible game in history.
  • Of all the volunteers, Doreen has collected the most donations for the animal shelter.
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Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying the adjective.
  • This is the worst cold I have had.
  • Derrick feels much better this morning.
  • This peach has a better flavor than that one.
  • Our team played the most terrible game in history.
  • Of all the volunteers, Doreen has collected the most donations for the animal shelter.
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Today’s goals

2/20/14

  • Bell Ringer #46 - Add new page!
  • Strive for Five – 8 Days!
  • Vending Machines Article
  • Review Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Adverbs Modifying Other Adverbs Notes
  • How to Read Poetry
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Today’s goals

2/21/14

  • Bell Ringer #47
  • Strive for Five – 7 Days!
  • Review Adverbs Modifying Adjectives
  • Adverbs Modifying Other Adverbs Notes
  • Comparing & Contrasting Stories WS
  • AR Reading Time - ?
adverbs modifying other adverbs
Adverbs Modifying Other Adverbs

Ex.: The parking lot fills so rapidly.

The adverb so modifies the adverb rapidly, which ends with the suffix –ly. The adverb rapidly modifies the verb fills.

Ex.: He can finish a book very quickly.

The adverb very modifies the adverb quickly, which ends in –ly. The adverb quickly modifies the verb phrase can finish.

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Adverbs Modifying Adverbs
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying another adverb.
  • I have many more baseball cards than John does.
  • Who is the very best Japanese chef in town?
  • I think that another type of bright red raspberry would be better than these.
  • Traffic is always terrible at this time of day.
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Adverbs Modifying Adverbs
  • Copy down the following sentences. Then, underline the adverb that is modifying another adverb.
  • I have many more baseball cards than John does.
  • Who is the very best Japanese chef in town?
  • I think that another type of bright red raspberry would be better than these.
  • Traffic is always terrible at this time of day.
the position of adverbs
The Position of Adverbs

Adverbs may come before, after, or between the words they modify

Ex: Quietly, she will tiptoe from the stage.

She will quietly tiptoe from the stage.

She will tiptoe quietly from the stage.

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Today’s goals

5/8/13

  • Bell Ringer #79
  • Getting to know the newspaper – learning the different sections/taking apart & putting it back together
  • Read the paper
  • Pick out new AR book by: Monday, May 13th (No switching after that!!!)
paper
Paper
  • Front Page (A1)
  • Local (B1)
  • Sports (C1)
  • Classifieds (D2)

Back

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Today’s goals

5/9/13

  • Bell Ringer #80
  • Read Newspaper – first half of class (students may go to library during this time)
  • Start Newspaper Checklist Worksheet
  • Pick out new AR book by: Monday, May 13th (No switching after that!!!)
newspaper hunt
Newspaper Hunt
  • Pick one of the questions, read the article and write a summary paragraph of the article. Include Who, What, Where, When, & Why the article was written.
  • Then give me your thoughts on the article. Did you like it or not & why!
  • **CANNOT USE: Prom Perfect, 80’s Rock, American East Standings or the Weather!
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Today’s goals

5/10/13

  • Bell Ringer #81
  • Determine Importance PPT
  • Create Your Own
  • Pick out new AR book by: Monday, May 13th (No switching after that!!!)
create your own
Create Your Own
  • Heading/Subheading
  • Chart/Table
  • Label
  • Diagram
  • Photo/Caption
  • Print Variation
  • Table of Contents
  • Cutaway/Cross-section

Bullets/Asterisks/Stars

  • Glossary
  • Side Bar
  • Index
  • Vocabulary Box
  • Close-Up
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Today’s goals

5/3/13

  • Bell Ringer #78
  • Finish Quest Scavenger Hunt
  • Introduce Bias in Music Activity
  • Turn in AR Project/Take Test – Due TODAY!!!
  • Pick out new AR book by: Monday, May 13th (No switching after that!!!)

Skipped this Year!

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Today’s goals

5/6/13

  • Bell Ringer #NONE – Meeting in LGI Room
  • Bias in Music Activity
  • Late AR Project/Tests? – Last Day!
  • Pick out new AR book by: Monday, May 13th (No switching after that!!!)

Skipped this Year!

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