A root word project is due on Thursday. The rough draft of your research paper is due on midnight of 3/3.
This week, we reviewed the requirements of the research paper rough draft. We also reviewed literature terms related to works of drama and we worked on analyzing Act I of Julius Caesar. With teacher modeling how to annotate text, we worked on closely annotating Cassius's speech in Act I, Scene ii and we then analyzed the speech for its use of ethos, logos, and pathos.
Your SAT vocabulary sentences or pictures are due on Wednesday, 2/24. The rough draft of your research paper is due 3/3.
This week, we practiced noun-pronoun agreement and subject-verb agreement in preparation for the grammar test taken on Friday. We also reviewed topic outlines and the basics of the rough draft. We finished the Julius Caesar background video, anticipation questions for the play, and reviewed literature terms for dramas.
The topic outline for your research paper is due on 2/17 at midnight. Also, you will have a test on the 2nd 9 weeks root words and subject-verb agreement and noun-pronoun agreement on Friday, 2/19. The study guide is below.
This week, we continued to work on our research paper by writing and editing our thesis statements and developing our topic outlines. We also took notes on and practiced subject-verb agreement. We watched a historical video on Caesar and Rome in preparation of reading Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. We reviewed our PSAT scores and how the scores might indicate performance on the English SOL's. Guidance also visited to register students into 11th grade classes.
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This week, your root word project is due on Friday. Your thesis statement is due on Wednesday.
This week, we worked on finishing, presenting, and evaluating our Media Literacy projects. We also reflected on our learning goals and academic performance thus far this year. We continued working on our research paper, completing MLA note cards on our chosen topics.
Your SAT vocab homework is due Wednesday and your 20 MLA note cards are due at midnight on Friday!
This week, we worked on finalizing the MLA source cards for our persuasive research paper. We reviewed the essential pieces necessary to note cards, which will be due at the end of next week. We also learned about the rhetorical triangle and persuasive techniques used in speech. We analyzed a political speech, print ads, and television ads for their use of ethos, logos, pathos and also their use of a variety of persuasive techniques (bandwagon, snob appeal, testimonial, plain folks, magic ingredients, transfer, etc). We applied the SOAPSTone technique to analyzing persuasive text. Students then chose their own partners to complete the Media Literacy Group project, and time was allotted to work on this project.