Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Write an Argument Essay: Closing Time

 Today's Learning Objective  Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

Write an Argument Essay: The Conclusion Paragraph  It's finally time to put your Argument Essay to bed and write the conclusion paragraph. This is your opportunity to make your case one last time, reminding readers of your main points while making a strong final impression. You want to finish with a strong sentence.  Looking for an idea? Try referring to your hook, finding a quote, or inspiring your readers. You can also find some argument essay conclusion examples here. If you would like to meet with me today, sign up and make an appointment.   

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Smarter Balanced Online Testing Practice  Today we will continue to prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, which we will formally begin upon our return from Spring Break. Please visit the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress site's practice testing portal here. You should screen similar to the one below; make sure you're logging on as a 'GUEST' and click 'Sign In'. 

Next, click 'Select Grade' and choose '6' and click 'Yes'.

Finally, click on 'Start G6 ELA Practice Test,' and eventually you'll arrive on the beginning of the test. Follow along with me as I guide you through various parts of the test. 

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the new 4th Quarter Reading Log, which has been placed in your Language Arts folder(2.) Complete the conclusion paragraph of My Argument Essay

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