January 11, 2019

Happy New Year!!! And welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a restful break!
We jumped back into our routine this week and discussed ways to conclude essays as well as the proper MLA bibliographic format. As always these resources are available on Schoology.
We also analyzed student samples and used the argumentative checklist to assess them. Lively discussions tend to follow this process, and it is invaluable for helping students internalize the expectations of the genre.
Please be sure your child has submitted their final argumentative essay (due Friday, 1/11 3p.m). Late submissions will be penalized 20%.
As a review, we will be starting next week with an in-class argumentative essay. There is no need to study or prepare for this assessment other than what we have been discussing in class over the past few months.
I have also set dates for our next vocabulary assessment (Tuesday, January 22 for Blocks 1 & 2 and Wednesday, January 23 for Blocks 3, 4, & 5). As always materials for list #6 can be found on Schoology. One of the words, “stint”, is attached (accidentally) to the activities and is not found with the rest of the list. Be sure not to forget it!!
Have a great weekend!!