The Concession-Thesis-Reason Topic Sentence

The thing I like about the concession-thesis-reason topic sentence model is that it's compact. It forces the writer to condense his counterargument, thesis, and reasons into a simple, streamlined idea that is easily grasped by the reader. Today's lesson was focused on learning that model, but if you were unable to be here, fear not … Continue reading The Concession-Thesis-Reason Topic Sentence

Informational Writing: Plagues and Pandemics

This post will be your go-to place for resources about our informational writing project, and as such, it has a very limited audience. Some of the Taco's other readers may find some of this information useful in their own writing classes or projects. If so, I'm glad it could help you. For my students this … Continue reading Informational Writing: Plagues and Pandemics

The Giver Study Guide, Chapters 4 – 10

The next test on The Giver will be over chapters 4 - 10, and you'll take it Friday. Everything on this study guide will be on the test in some form. Vocabulary and Literary Terms Plot Elements Exposition - establish characters, setting, development of challenge(s) for protagonist Rising Action - includes the inciting incident (incident … Continue reading The Giver Study Guide, Chapters 4 – 10

The Giver/Literary Terms Study Guide

Literary Terms & Vocabulary Words: What to Know Use the Literary Vocabulary and Terms, TE (located in my Google Classroom) to find definitions and examples. Everything on the document is fair game for the test, but you should be especially familiar with the following vocabulary and events in the novel. Please pay very close attention … Continue reading The Giver/Literary Terms Study Guide