I hope everyone has a lovely and pleasant break whether or not you celebrate the holidays. Take some time to relax, get more sleep and recharge your brain. Below is your Winter Break Assignment:
Instructions: Read Chapters 27 “The Secret of Immortality” to Chapter 30 “Zakariyya” (pp. 211-249) of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. For each chapter, answer the below questions:
Chapter 27 “The Secret of Immortality”
In addition, if you did not physically hand in the Mastery Work on Friday 12/23, it will NOT be accepted. Please do not e-mail me any Mastery, as it will not be checked.
However, you should still submit your paper to www.turnitin.com the check for originality. Instructions for Turn It In are below:
•Your Mastery work draft is due tomorrow 12/23/16! You must hand in your mastery before the break!
•Mastery work should:
–Be typed, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman
–Include a MLA style works cited page (Using www.easybib.com or www.citationmachine.net)
–Have you research stapled to the back.
–Have the rubric stapled to the back.
•Sample thesis, intro, body and counterclaim paragraphs available on our class website under the “Check it out!” tab (Click HERE for a link to the sample paragraphs)
This weekend you must FINISH any research completely. Everyone should come to class Monday prepared with their thesis statement. No one should be in Station X!!!
Steps to Creating a Thesis Statement
1. Name your topic:
2. Come up with a debatable question:
–EXAMPLE: Is there any benefit to cloning technology?
3. Revise the question into a claim statement based on your research.
–EXAMPLE: There is benefit to using cloning technology.
4. Add reasoning to your claim:
–EXAMPLE: We can use cloning technology to avoid genetic disease and radically change organ transplantation for the better.
5. Consider opposing evidence:
–EXAMPLE: Some people are against cloning because it allows humans to “play god” and can potentially lead to confusing ethical situations.
•Although many feel that cloning technology will lead to confusing ethical scenarios, human beings can use cloning technology in a positive and beneficial way.
•Although many feel that cloning technology will lead to confusing ethical scenarios, human beings can use cloning technology to avoid genetic disease, create perfect donor organs, and advance the study of cell culture.
POETRY OUT LOUD
In addition, you need to have your entire poem for Poetry Out Loud memorized for Monday 12/19. You will be doing your poetry recitation for a small group of your peers. Be sure to:
Depending on the station you were in today, follow the HW that matches where you're at. Finish your station work as follows:
DUE TUESDAY 12/13
Complete the Bonus Quiz handout that was given in class today. This work MUST be handed in tomorrow 12/13 in order to be counted! NO late work will be accepted. Remember, this is a gift to help you improve your grades.
Below you may view the questions and/or print out the document if needed.
DUE MONDAY 12/12
This weekend you must complete the research part of your Mastery Work Essay (Click HERE to view the mastery work). You need at least four sources (the entire handout) to begin your work.
Make sure that you are choosing articles/evidence that are relevant to your topic and your claim. Remember! Your essay must be both researchable and arguable.
After you are finished with your research, complete the "Formulating Your Claim" section of the handout. Here, you will come up with a debatable claim that can serve as the thesis statement for your essay.
In addition, your second poetry check is due on Monday 12/12! You must have the title, author and first 8-10 lines of your poem memorized and ready to recite (for Ms. Hunter only).
There are several things going on in class right now. Check the list below to make sure that you are 100% prepared for the upcoming week:
Now that you have explored several issues and generated refined inquiry questions, you are ready to identify specific areas for your research. Be sure that you are expanding your thoughts beyond the small world of the novel!
Complete your Exploring a Topic handout over the weekend. On Monday, you need to hand in this sheet as well as your surfacing issues tool and any questions you generated.
Take a look at the sample diagram below if you need assistance.
At this point in the text, we have gone over multiple issues. Everyone should have at least five different issues/topics they are interested in to potentially research further.
1.Complete at least 5 rows on your Surfacing Issues Tool (choose your top 5 if you have more).
2.Write at least 5 inquiry questions for each of those 5 topics (separate sheet).
*NOTE: These will be collected, so be sure that you are completing the work!