Your major assignment for this unit is to write an argumentative essay that supports your point with evidence. Choose one of the four options described below. To make the research process easier, each topic has 4 articles in its respective article library. You may only use those resources; other articles will be disallowed. Also, you … Continue reading The Argumentative Essay Assignment 2021
In case you didn't get a chance to watch today's video, or if you need to watch it again, click the link below to watch "How to Study Efficiently: The Cornell Notes Method." How To Turn In Your Notes as an Assignment Take notes in class every day using the Cornell Notes Method. You may … Continue reading Using the Cornell Method In Class
Revision is a reinvention of the invented.
All FSMS students will take the Star 360 Reading Assessment on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with Friday being a make-up day. Remember that the goal of this assessment is to collect baseline data (eduspeak for "we want to find out what you know so we can teach you better"), so just relax and … Continue reading Star 360: What You Need to Know
You guys have been working pretty hard, and believe me, I can tell! I've graded a lot of your submissions as I've watched more and more come in. It's a little overwhelming, but it's all worth it, and I'm glad to do it. Now it's time to sit down, take a break, and unwind. So … Continue reading Break Time 3
I'm sure all of my students are aware by now that last Monday marked the end of digital learning at FSMS. To be perfectly clear, there is no lesson for today, nor will there be one for next Monday. The time is yours to catch up on any missing work. You must have all assignments … Continue reading Nothing Gets Done Without the Last Minute
Analyze a WHAT?! Agonizing over paragraph structure? Finding nothing worth smiling about regarding similies? Worrying that you won't sound like you know what you're talking about? Counting the words and writing line totals in the margins? Don't worry about poetry analysis - SLAM it! SLAM, in this case, isn't like a poetry slam. A poetry … Continue reading Don’t Analyze a Poem – SLAM IT!
As you continue to work on your original poem (see last week's assignment) and prepare to video the presentation, take time to really think about what you want your work to say, how you want it to make your reader feel, and what impressions you want to leave your reader with. Hopefully, you haven't rushed … Continue reading What Makes a Poem Good?
Today's video introduces our next lesson, and I hope you'll become as excited about it as I am about it! Yeah, it's about writing a poem, but I'm going to leave the technical stuff for the lesson video. To get you into the spirit of things, watch Nova Venerable deliver her poem, "Apartment on Austin." … Continue reading Poetry Slam!
DirectionsUse the following procedure for each poem on the list. Links to the poems you will use for this assignment are at the bottom of this post. Type your answers in Classroom and turn it in. This assignment is due Saturday, April 18. Make sure you're seated in a quiet spot. Turn off all distractions. … Continue reading Poetry: Terms and Applications