Thursday, February 27, 2014

We're English 10 Nerds and Loving It: February 27, 2014

Focus: How can we transform a rough outline into a polished essay?

Please welcome our Link Crew leader to class!

1. Warming up: Color coding the sample essay to see what a strong rough draft looks like

a. If you haven't done so yet, make a copy of the overview and scroll to the sample essay.
b. Highlight the opening and concluding sentences in orange.
c. Highlight the thesis statement and the sentences of analysis that follow each quotation in yellow.
d. Highlight the lead-in's, quotations and citations in green.
e. Highlight the background information that comes before each quotation in light blue.

2. Peer or self editing using the rubric (also, please see my feedback on your thesis statements)

3. Taking time to revise based on today's editing

1. Study for tomorrow's SAT List 15 vocabulary quiz.

2. Bring your memoir independent reading book to class.

3. Continue to edit your essay; early bird deadline for the final draft is Tuesday, March 4.

4. Please turn in your Midsummer books as soon as you can (two classes are waiting on them).

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