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Homework and Class Blog Spring 2016

Thursday, February 25

posted Feb 25, 2016, 12:16 PM by Connie Somers

For homework, go back to Announcements and look on the ERWC Blog

Tuesday, February 23

posted Feb 23, 2016, 6:59 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Passed back Letter to the Editor Essays and discussion
  • Reviewed the Quote Integration Handout (Hit and Run Quotes)
  • Short meeting with Somers to see your progress (I collected your "First Edition")
  • Passed out Into the Wild books and began (stopped in chapter one)
Homework
  • First draft of essay for peer edit is due on Friday
  • You need to have read all the way through chapter 4 (be ready to start ch. 5) by Thursday

Monday, February 22

posted Feb 23, 2016, 6:54 PM by Connie Somers

(Mrs. Somers was home sick)
  • You watched the Chris McCandless 20/20 video to introduce Into the Wild
  • You had time to work on your Research Paper
Homework ...
  • 1st Edition of paper is due tomorrow

Friday, February 19

posted Feb 19, 2016, 4:05 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class...
Homework
  • Introduction due Monday
  • Work on body paragraphs - due on Tuesday

Thursday, February 18

posted Feb 18, 2016, 11:59 AM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • We read Dave Barry's "How to Argue," watched a clip from "Thank You for Smoking"
  • Passed out information on "Logical Fallacies"
  • Passed in Annotated Bibliographies (because of the power outages last night, I gave everyone the chance to turn in their bibliographies tomorrow, instead.
  • I handed back the working thesis statements
  • Handout on "Writing you Introduction"
Homework ...
  • Because people got behind on the Annotated Bibliography, I'm not requiring that you have the introduction finished for tomorrow.  Instead, I will go over the handout on Intro tomorrow in class and give you time in class to work on your intro and overall paper.
  • If you do complete your intro tonight, hand it in tomorrow so I can get it back to you sooner.

Wednesday, February 17

posted Feb 17, 2016, 4:11 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Practice with Passive vs. Active Voice
  • Passed back Proposals for Research paper
  • Discussed working thesis statements, looked at samples, evaluated, and re-wrote if needed
  • Sample Annotated Bibliography
Homework
  • Complete your annotated bibliography.  Due tomorrow.  Must be typed and you must include hard copy of all research included in your bibliography.  If you watch a video, either find a transcript or take notes.  Here is a sample bibliography.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

posted Feb 16, 2016, 3:42 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Went over Active and Passive Verbs/Voice (and when Passive Voice works)
  • Figuring out your Research Paper Topic/taking a stand
  • Writing a working thesis
  • Turned in Research Paper Proposals
Homework ...
  • Working Thesis due tomorrow
  • Keep finding good research (and read it!)
  • Work on Annotated Bibliography (we will go over this tomorrow) - Bring your chrome book

Friday, February 12

posted Feb 12, 2016, 5:19 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Quiz on "Jim Crow" Policing (open book)
  • Handed out and went over Research Paper
Homework
  • Due on Tuesday: Research Paper Proposal.  Look for directions on the Research paper assignment papers.  (see link above)  Late Proposals will be deducted by 20%

Thursday, February 11

posted Feb 12, 2016, 5:16 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Watched two sides of controversy - Fox News via the Young Turks
  • In groups, read "Jim Crow Policing" and outlined for rhetorical purpose.
Homework ...
  • Test on "Jim Crow Policing" tomorrow.  Prepare by reading through ALL the Post-reading activities

Wednesday, February 10

posted Feb 10, 2016, 3:06 PM by Connie Somers

Today in Class ...
  • Turned in Op-Ed essay
  • Pre-reading for Racial Profiling essay
No homework, but be thinking about the controversial topic you want to write about for this unit.

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