Monday: Complete expository essay assigned before spring break. Warm-up with revising/editing passage and review of grammar rules. Apply these to expository essay writing – revise/edit and submit by tomorrow in class.
Assigned: English 1 – Complete Part 4 of Red Pony and expect a quiz on Wednesday. Expository essay is due tomorrow w conclusion and paragraph transitions. Pre-AP English 1 – Work on reading of persuasive passage from literature book and review of persuasive terms handout. Persuasive Essay is “Libraries Face a Sad Chapter,” pages TBA in class. Continue reading Autobiography or Biography and work on your final THREE journal responses in your booklet. These are due by Friday as part of your Unit test grade.
Tuesday: English 1 – Review reading passages from benchmark and question stems/answers. Make needed corrections in your journals. Expository essay is due today. We will spend time receiving peer feedback, revising and editing, and turning in for teacher scoring. Complete reading of Red Pony and expect a Socrative Quiz and written response question.
Pre-AP 1: We will review benchmark reading passages and any struggles with reading comprehension or interpretation, make needed corrections in our journal, and work on scoring a model expository essay. Persuasive reading unit continued with “Libraries Face a Sad Chapter” and graphic organizer. Discuss writer’s use of persuasive elements as per our handout definitions. Continue reading Autobiography or Biography and work on your final THREE journal responses in your booklet. These are due by Friday as part of your Unit test grade.
Wednesday:English 1 – Quiz and written response over Part FOUR of Steinbeck novella. Please come prepared. Complete corrections for reading passages from benchmark, noting question stems and literary/expository elements that are tested. Practice passage in class on FRIDAY and expository essay practice.
Pre-AP 1: Persuasive reading unit continued by examining writers’ uses of inductive and deductive reasoning in King’s essay about Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. We will read and take notes of the essay’s structure and answer some persuasive questions at the end of our reading. We will finish
these in class on Friday. Remember your last installment of non-fiction journals are due by FRIDAY as new test grade for autobiographical/biographical reading.
THURSDAY: UIL ACADEMIC MEET AT WHITE OAK HIGH SCHOOL.
FRIDAY: FINAL preparations for upcoming state assessment by REVIEWING KEY STRATEGIES, timing issues, and the expository essay. English 1 – We will discuss the basic structure of persuasive essays and reading strategies.