Vocabulary for Friday, October 11

1.Informational Text: nonfiction writing written with the intention of informing the reader about a specific topic. Typically found in magazines, newspapers, reference materials, textbooks, and instruction manuals. 2.Informational/Explanatory Writing: The purpose of this type of writing is to increase the understanding of the reader; to educate, in short. To do this, the author must analyze … Continue reading Vocabulary for Friday, October 11

Use Zombies to Help You Understand the Active and Passive Voice

You read that right! Turns out that you can tell the active and passive voices apart just by using the phrase "by zombies." If you can add the phrase "by zombies" after the verb of the sentence and it makes sense, then the verb is in the passive voice. If it doesn't make any sense, … Continue reading Use Zombies to Help You Understand the Active and Passive Voice

Class Reading Assignments for October 18 – 19

1st and 4th Periods The Slot Machine In Your Pocket Questions: What is the main idea of Harris’s essay? What does the verb “hijack” mean? Why do you think Harris used it? Explain what Harris means by the following: “… when we change our main profile photo [,] Facebook knows that’s a moment when we’re … Continue reading Class Reading Assignments for October 18 – 19