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April 28, 2014. Objective: Nevada Formative Writing Assessment Period 3 Homework: Sentences wkst Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: None Take out supplies: Pencil(s) with an eraser; looseleaf paper. Everything else is to be placed underneath your desk.

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April 28 2014
April 28, 2014

  • Objective: Nevada Formative Writing Assessment

  • Period 3 Homework: Sentences wkst

  • Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: None

  • Take out supplies: Pencil(s) with an eraser; looseleaf paper. Everything else is to be placed underneath your desk.

  • ****All classes will meet in 725 on Tuesday, April 29.


Guidelines
Guidelines

  • You will have today and tomorrow ONLY to read the passage, plan and write your response, revise/edit, and publish.

  • Write your name on the packet with the passage. Write your name on any pieces of looseleaf used. These will be collected at the end of class each day.


April 29 2014
April 29, 2014

  • Objective (ALL): SW revise/edit and publish Nevada Formative Writing Assessment

  • Homework: None

  • ALL: Log into a computer, then sit in the middle for further instruction.

  • Login: 0300-sub-03

  • Password: Wrangler2


Save as
“Save As”

  • The folder is located in the following location, DATA (S:)\Nevada Formative Writing Task.

  • When saving your work to this folder please make sure you save your work in the following format: last name first name student number. For example, if I were to save my writing task to this folder I would name my file Hill David 04271976.


April 30 2014
April 30, 2014

  • Objective: SW incorporate in-text citations in argumentative essay; SW plan/organize argumentative essay

  • Homework: Outline


Notes copy all
Notes – Copy ALL

Attribute credit within your writing through

  • In-text citations: An in-text citation is simply giving credit within the body of the essay. Use the first item of your bibliography entry.

    For example, if my bibliography entry is as follows:

    Paul, Noel C. “Arm yourself for the ad onslaught.”

    Christian Science Monitor. 11 Dec. 2011: 18. Web.

    24 Apr. 2014.

    My in-text citation would be: According to Christian Science Monitor, “Toymakers and other companies will spend millions of dollars this month on advertising their products on TV, on the Internet, in magazines, and even in schools” (Paul 18).


Database
Database

Citing an electronic source can be tricky. When using a database, you still use the first item in your bibliography. There may not be page number, so simply write the first item in the entry.

For example, if you do not have an author, use the title of the article.

“….and even in schools” (“Arm yourself for the ad onslaught”).


Punctuation
Punctuation

  • Punctuation for in-text citations may seem strange, but it lets the reader understand which sentence the in-text citation is attached to.

  • If you are paraphrasing, simply write the first item in the bibliography in parentheses, with the period to the right of the parentheses.

  • For example:

    Young people spend the most money of any age group (Paul 18).

  • If you are quoting directly, end the quotations before the parentheses, but place the period after the parentheses.

  • For example:

  • “ Young people do make and spend a lot of money” (Paul 18).


Other ways to give credit
Other ways to give credit

  • You can also give credit by introducing the source(s) within the sentence.

  • For example:

  • In his article “Arm yourself for the ad onslaught” Noel Paul writes, “Toymakers and other companies will spend millions of dollars this month advertising their products” (Paul 18).


Outline
Outline

  • An outline is necessary when writing an essay in which you are citing sources. If done correctly, the only thing you will need while writing your essay is the outline.

  • What you need for the outline:

  • 1. Thesis statement: What is your stance on the question posed? State it explicitly and provide your main claim for the argument.

  • 2. Main points. Name your top 3 reasons for your claim.

  • 3. Supporting Details: Supporting details are your concrete evidence and your commentary. Here you will use your direct quotations.

  • 4. Counterclaim and Rebuttal: Address the other side of the issue and reaffirm that your side is correct. Do this succinctly.

  • 5. Conclusion: Your conclusion should summarize your argument and answer the question “so what?” You should not introduce any new information at this point.


April 30 20141
April 30, 2014

  • Objective: SW identify simple subject and simple predicate in clauses; SW identify connections between “Feathers and Fools” and real life.

  • Homework: Write a paragraph in which you use at least 2 of each type of sentence (8 total). Skip lines. Write S over the simple subjects and P over the simple predicates.


Simple subject
Simple Subject

  • Simple subject is the noun that the clause is about/ the noun performing the verb.

    ex. She ran across the hall to see if her cat had gotten out.

    “She” is the simple subject of the independent clause “She ran across the call to see.”

    “cat” is the simple subject of the dependent clause “if her cat had gotten out.”


Simple predicate
Simple Predicate

  • Simple predicate is simply the verb being performed by the subject.

  • For example:

    She ran across the hall to see if her cat had gotten out.

  • “ran” is the simple predicate in the independent clause “She ran across the hall to see.”

  • “had gotten” is the simple predicate in the dependent clause “if her cat had gotten out.”


Half sheet of paper
Half sheet of paper.

  • Rewrite the following sentence. Skip lines. Write S above the simple subjects and P above the simple predicates.

  • Before she could drive across the country, Jessie needed to check her oil, radiator, and coolant; her father did not want her car to break down in the middle of nowhere again.


Feathers and fools connection to life
“Feathers and Fools”: Connection to Life

  • Often, our favorite books or movies, etc., become our favorites because we have a deep connection to them. On a sheet of paper, write down your favorite book/movie, etc. Write a sentence explaining why it is your favorite. What connections does it have to your own life/the world in which you live?


Connection to life
Connection to Life

You are going to consider what “Freedom” and “Tolerance” mean in the story and in real life. Use the organizer to help you.

On the left side of the circle, write the lines (and line number(s) in parentheses) from the story. On the right side of the circle, write those lines’ connection to SELF, FAMILY, PEERS, COMMUNITY, COUNTRY, AND HUMANKIND.

We will do the first one together. You will work independently on the rest. This will be collected and graded! Follow directions!