Everyone have a wonderful winter break! Take some time to relax, sleep and recharge your mind. Don't forget to finish your Introduction + Three Body Paragraphs over the break as well! Use your graphic organizer to help you out.
Instructions for the Mastery Work can be found below:
TASK → Write a persuasive, well-developed argument essay that takes a position on the issue which your non-fiction literature circle group researched and discussed.
1) a thesis is your position + your reasoning
2) an introduction paragraph needs a compelling hook + background info + thesis
3) body paragraphs must follow TE/EA structure & develop claims that support the thesis
4) a conclusion paragraph must tie all the claims together, reviewing key information to support the thesis, but also leaving the reader thinking with a call to action, warning, or final thoughts.
ROUGH DRAFT DUE DATES:
First 4 paragraphs - Tuesday, January 3
Conclusion paragraph - Wednesday, January 4
*typed, if possible
*rubric should be attached
FINAL DRAFT DUE DATE:
Revised & edited five paragraph essay - Tuesday, January 17
*must be typed
*rough draft and original rubric should be attached
Using your graphic organizer, the information from your Lit Circle Meetings and your articles, outline the structure of your essay.
Check out the sample organizer below:
POETRY OUT LOUD
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:
**If you haven't yet turned in your TE/EA paragraph Mastery Work, Monday is the LAST day that it will be accepted!
DUE FRIDAY 12/16
1. Your poetry analysis TE/EA paragraphs are due 12/16. Check out the instructions below. Choose only ONE option.
2. Your original poem is also due TOMORROW 12/16!
LASTLY...you have a quiz on Poetry and Literary Devices tomorrow 12/16! Be sure to study:
Tomorrow is your second literature circle meeting! Be sure that you are 100% prepared to participate in your circles.
In addition, you must create a turnitin account and upload your Mastery work (Click HERE to go to turnitin.com)! The instructions and class codes are listed below:
DUE MONDAY 12/12
This weekend you must complete your TE/EA Paragraph Mastery Work Portfolio (Click HERE to view the mastery work). Use the checklist to make sure that you have ALL required elements!
In addition, your second poetry check for Poetry Out Loud is due on Monday 12/12!
Tomorrow is the first Lit Circle meeting for your groups! Make sure that you are 100% prepared and ready to discuss the article that your group chose. It is EVERYONES responsibility to read the article for class.
If you're not clear what the other responsibilities are for your role, check out the information below:
Note that anything that is in RED must be completed BEFORE coming to class! Don't let the members of your group down by showing up unprepared.
When practicing recitation for your Poetry Out Loud performance, the tone in which you read your poem can convey a lot of emotional impact on your audience.
Your task: Create a tone map for the poem that you will be performing for Poetry Out Loud.
How can tone be created in a poetry recitation?
Check out the sample tone maps below from Poetry Out Loud's website and from Ms. Rush!
This is where you can find all of the homework assignments for the year.
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