Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Writing a Compare and Contrast Paragraph

Compare and Contrast Paragraph: "Eleven" and "Who's the New Kid?" Now that we've read both "Who's the New Kid?" and "Eleven," and discussed their similarities and differences, it's time to write a short paragraph comparing and contrasting these two texts. Your paragraph should feature a clear topic sentence, details that identify similarities and differences, and transition words that help your reader better understand the connections you are making. Write your paragraph using the document Comparing Texts - Eleven/Who's the New Kid located in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Make sure to refer back to the venn diagram we worked on collaboratively, as well as the resources above and below. This assignment will  be due on Friday, September 23.

Flocabulary Vocabulary with Digital Flashcards Today we are going to continue to study this week's Flocabulary vocabulary words:

ample / collaborate / concise / distinct / diversity / dominate / ignite / linger / mimic / objective / parody / rural / strive / superior / urban

To help you remember the meanings of these words I've created a set of digital flashcards using a program called Quizlet that you can find here, as well as below. Please spend some time making sure you understand your words and make sure to study for Friday's quiz. 

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) Continue working on your Vocabulary - Unit 2 (Bottom of the Ninth) - Fix the Mistake assignment, which is due on Friday, September 23.  (3.) Continue working on your Comparing Texts - Eleven/Who's the New Kid assignment, which is also due on due on Friday, September 23.

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