Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Giants Won (And Writing the Body Paragraphs of your Argument Essay)

Buster Posey crushed a home run last night to lead the Giants to their first win of the season.
Warm Up  Let's continue practicing using 'Apostrophes.'  Visit NoRedInk and start the assignment entitled "Apostrophes # 2."  If you make a mistake, simply fix your error in order to receive full credit.  What's not finished in class becomes homework.  We will be having an 'Apostrophe' quiz later in the week, so make sure you're learning by doing.  If you still need some help understanding how to use apostrophes check out the site here.

Write an Argument Essay: The Body Paragraphs  Now that you've introduced the issues involved and established your point of view (thesis) in the introduction paragraph, it's time to really make your case.  In the first body paragraph,  clearly present the strongest pieces of evidence that support your thesis, and provide additional details for each to strengthen your argument.  Make sure you order your details appropriately and use transition words (which you can still find here) to tie your ideas together.   

In your second body paragraph you want to make sure to acknowledge the opposing point of view, but then refute it.  Explain using evidence why this line of reasoning is wrong.  

Make sure you check the 'Body Paragraphs Checklist' before moving on.  

If you didn't start your Argument Essay yesterday, you can find the document you will be using to write it here.  

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  (2.)  Complete the NoRedInk Apostrophe assignment.  (3.) Work on the body paragraphs of your Argument Essay.