My first and fourth period classes have a challenge assignment due Friday, October 13. Assignment Description Browse the opinion sections of the major newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wall Street Journal (not free - there is a paywall), The Guardian). You may also look on news sites, such as CNN, CBS, or … Continue reading Challenge Assignment for Periods 1 and 4
Some of you have begun to work on your second (final) draft of your argumentative essay. Here are some things you need to make sure you do before you submit it. When to Write Your Final Draft You may start typing your final draft after you and I have had a conference about your first … Continue reading Preparing Your Final Draft
Click the link to download a copy of Tuesday's assignment, Thesis Statements Review. If you didn't finish it today in class, it's due at the beginning of the period tomorrow.
Click here to download a copy of yesterday's lesson on The Counter-Argument 2.0. Main takeaways: The counter-argument is the side you're not on Your first reference to the counter-argument is the concession, located in the thesis sentence. Using a counter-argument in your essay bolsters your credibility. When arguing against the other side, remember to be … Continue reading The Counter-Argument (9/14/17)
A before and after of Houston, courtesy of Hurricane Harvey. Please, take evacuation orders seriously.
Most of you probably did not finish the in-class assignment today. If you didn't, please finish it over the weekend and hand it in on Monday, September 11. The assignment is reprinted below: Read “Impeaching Trump is a Long Shot. There’s Another Way to Protect the Country.” Use a separate sheet of paper to answer … Continue reading Weekend Assignment Due September 11, 2017
Modern public schools produce larger and larger numbers of graduates each year, and as legislators ask more of their states' students and teachers, they rise to meet those successive challenges. So why do politicians slam our schools? Erika Christakis explains why in this article from the Atlantic.
How about that, students? Science now agrees that you should sleep in and come to school later!Read the article.