English 1: Monday – We are introduced to persuasive elements (reading through a listing of terms and techniques) and we will watch TWO video segments about persuasion, one from TedEd Talks and another Youtube instructional video.
We will read our first persuasive essay, written by yours truly, and annotate this for the above mentioned elements from Hook, Bridge, Thesis to Concession/Strongest Reasons, Rebuttal and effective conclusion. We will also read a persuasive essay by Stephen King in which he argues for the effectiveness and allowance of some horror movies or themes into the life of children.
TUESDAY: STAAR E.O.C. Algebra 1
WEDNESDAY: BIOLOGY E.O.C.
Thursday and Friday: Back on Board – we will continue with the reading and structuring of S King persuasive essay and then begin answering some critical questions about his essay. These questions will be answered during class time and then graded tomorrow by the end of class. With any remaining time, we will view some scenes from Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game vignette and Cask of Amontillado, the culmination of our short story unit.
Assigned for Friday: Complete the appositive phrases exercise as given last week, please.