Friday, April 8, 2016

Aloha Friday!


Smarter Balanced ELA Performance Task  We start testing on Monday! Remember to get plenty of sleep the night before and eat a healthy breakfast. Today I would like to preview one last component of the Language Arts section of the test: the Performance Task. Visit the link here. Login either as a guest or using your provided login information from yesterday. Follow along as I give you a tour of this important test section.

Argument Essay Resources: Outline, Checklist, and Transition Word List  It's now time to start writing your Argument Essay on whether or not kids should play football. To support you in the writing of your Argument Essay you have several resources available to you: a complete Argument Essay Outline, an Argument Essay Checklist, and a handy Transition Word List. In addition to being linked, each has also been placed in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Please refer to these resources as often as needed.   

Write an Argument Essay: The Introduction Paragraph  Your introduction paragraph should include your "hook," your summary of the issue, and, most importantly, your thesis statement. You should have written each of these last week, so now it's just time to put them together and begin your essay. Write your essay using the document My Argument Essay, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom. It includes an outline and reminders on how to strengthen each section of your essay. As soon as you don't need one of the added supports any longer, just delete it from your doc. We will begin working on the Argument Essay today and throughout next week. Good luck!