Fri. 08/08/14 • Syllabus Sign-Out and Media & Technology Survey/Contact Info Form • "2 for You, 2 for Me" = 40 pts., due today for full-credit; half-credit next week • Argumentative Essay–choose ONE writing prompt and complete brainstorming today* • Hmwk: Vocab. Defs. Sets #1 thru #16 = 160 pts., due by Fri. 8/22 (two weeks) *Students may use any brainstorming strategy/method that they like best (e.g. webbing, listing, charting, etc.) Do you have a comp.ntbk.? If you do, get extra credit today and Mon/Tue from Ms. Ooka. Remember to bring your ntbk. to class everyday beginning next week please. Thank you!
Hmwk: Vocabulary Definitions Write each word, its pronunciation, its part of speech (POS), and at leastone denotation (dictionary definition). Set #1: • acme (ak-mee): n. the highest point; summit; peak. • aesthetic (es-thet-ik): adj. 1. pertaining to a sense of the beautiful. 2. having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.
How are the “Vocab. Defs.” graded? • Each set has ten words. There are 16 sets. Every twocompletesets will earn 20 pts. • #1/2, #3/4, #5/6, #7/8, #9/10, #11/12, #13/14, & #15/16 • Complete sets means all 20 words are written and include: pronunciation, part of speech, and at least one denotation (dictionary definition). • Set #1/2 = 20 words = 20 pts. (full-credit) • Every two complete sets that are submitted before the due date earns EWS extra credit (ten points). • Set #1/2 = 30 pts. (earned) /20 pts. (possible) • ALL Vocab. Defs. Must be completed in the back half of the comp.ntbk. in order to receive full/extra credit.
Strong & Effective Argumentative Writing • Takes the audience into account • Has a clear introduction • States a focus/position statement clearly, precisely, and thoughtfully • Uses specific evidence to support and develop the position, and explains that evidence logically • Takes into account what people who disagree with you might think and tries to respond to that • Concludes effectively • Uses precise language • Shows control over conventions/usage/grammar rules
Argumentative Writing Prompts • Social Media and Today’s Youth • Are there more positive or negative aspects to social media as a student? • Is Google Making People Stupid? • Take one of two positions: Yes/No • Students using “Technology” in the Classroom • Why (should)/(shouldn’t) teachers prohibit or limit the use of phones in class?