Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 43!

If you're not in class, you will probably miss the fact that we are moving over to Google Classroom. So, wave a sad little goodbye to our blogs here, and head on over to

Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 42!

Happy Friday!

You are working to get your rough drafts done today! You will have the class period to work, and I expect that your drafts will be ready to go on Monday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 41!

Happy Thursday!

Today is another writing day! You should be moving on from your outline to your rough draft. I realize that I am not there to check over your outlines today, so instead of having me look over it, please have someone you trust in class to look over it and make suggestions of what you could add. Once you finish with that, please move on to your rough drafts! Your outline should include the facts, statistics, and quotes from your articles (at least 4) that you are going to use in your essay.

You've got the whole period to work....use your time wisely. Seriously.

Day 40!

Happy 40th Day Anniversary!

We'll celebrate today by working on our Persuasive Essays! Yay!!!

Your goal is to have about 2 pages done of your rough draft by the end of the day. Remember, I would like to see your outlines before you begin writing!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 39!

Happy Tuesday!

Today, you will continue to work on your "Hot Topic" Persuasive Essays. You will have time to continue your research, and to start an outline today. Use the following two resources to help you build your outlines:
Persuasive Essay Resource #1
Persuasive Essay Resource #2

You may do your pre-writing (outlining) in any way that you would prefer, but I will need to see it before you go on to your rough drafts.

Not sure how to write a thesis? Check out this helpful video.

In addition, your revised scholarship essays are due today! Please turn them in using the farmy form below:

Day 38!

Happy Monday!

Today, we will begin talking/ working on our Persuasive "Hot Topic" Essays! Yippee!

Remember, your revised scholarship essays will be due at the end of the day tomorrow!

Here are some resources that will help you structure your essay:
Persuasive Essay Structure #1
Persuasive Essay Structure #2

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 36!

Happy Thursday!

Today we will take a short break from Persuasive Writing to look at our Scholarship Essays. I will give you some time to look over the comments I made and start making revisions. Completed revisions for redo credit will be due at the end of the day...sometime next week.

If you have not done so already, please turn your persuasive RAFTS (complete with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs) in via the form on yesterday's blog post.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 35!

Happy Wednesday!

We will keep talking about persuasive writing today. Please turn in your RAFTS below!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 34!

Happy Tuesday! Happy Homecoming week!

Today, we will finish talking about the different types of appeal based on our TV commercials. Then, we will work on this RAFTS activity!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day 33!

Happy Friday!!

Today, we will spend a little more time talking about persuasive appeal. We will use TV commercials as our guide.

Once we finish with that, we will work on this baby (not so baby) writing exercise.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day 32!

Happy Thursday!

We'll pick up where we left off yesterday. You should have finished your arguments and counterarguments before class today, so we should be good to go there!

If we get time, we will move on to learning more things! Then, we will do this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 31!

Happy Wednesday!

If you have not done so, please make sure that your final revisions to your scholarship essay are on the same Google Doc that you started on. I have begun my final scorings, and I have noticed that some of you have not done that.

Today we get to talk about new things! You're going to need to make a copy of this NOTES SHEET  in order to pass my class! :)