Monday, April 18, 2016

Flocabulary Vocabulary and Argument Essay Conclusion

 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words. * Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

Flocabulary Vocabulary Today we are going to begin using Flocabulary's vocabulary program. Each week you will be presented with a new set of vocabulary words, as well as engaging videos, exercises, games and quizzes that make learning new words fun. This week's words are: 

anguish / boisterous / capacity / commentary / continuous / cumulative / erupt / factor / inept / intimidate / marvel / maximum / painstaking / restrain / unanimous

After watching the video a couple of times, study the words and their meanings and work on the activity Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Write an Argument Essay: The Conclusion Paragraph  It's nearly 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. Remember that your complete Argument Essay will be due this Friday, April 22

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Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete your Vocabulary - Unit 1 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake, which will be due Friday, April 22. (3.) Continue working on your Argument Essay, which will also be due Friday, April 22.

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