Past Lessons

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday's Class - Writing Workshop

Things You Need for Class Today
  1. Pen or Pencil and loose leaf paper!
  2. Composition Book
  3. Rough draft of Data on Display Essay

Entry Title: Write Your Own Essay Question
Pretend you are a teacher who is teaching Romeo and Juliet. You need a a challenging essay question for your exam.  Write a challenging essay question that could be used on a final exam on the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

  1. Bellwork: Write Your Own Essay Question
  2. Reminder: No electronic devices allowed at anytime in class! 
  3. Quote: “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”  ― Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice
  4. HW Check: Completed rough draft of Data on Display Essay
  5. Today's Question: Can you comnplete the Data on Display Essay by the end of the period?
  6. Essential Question: How can you use statistics in your writing to prove a point?
  7. Mini-Lesson:  Class discussion about essays and model of how to use statistics in an essay.
  8. Guided Practice:  Peer review essays for use of statistics.
  9. Assessment: Complete edits by end of period.
  10. Homework: None

  1. Switch essays with a partner.
  2. Write your name at the bottom of the essay.
  3. Read the essay without correcting it first.
  4. Then mark the essay with each letter for TREES.
  5. Then correct the essay for grammar, punctuation and mechanics.
  6. Give the person back their essay.
  7. Show Mr. DeGrandis the corrections made by your peer editor for a classwork grade for today!
  8. When you receive your peer edited essay, rewrite on loose leaf paper making the corrections suggested by your peer editor.

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