Tuesday, October 21: Planning our essays

Today, students started class by . . .

1. Starring their favorite sentence in the essay they read based on the writing, and boxing their favorite sentence based on the content. We shared out.

2. Students then rated the essay they read in terms of its tone, from casual to professional, 1-5. They then decided what kind of tone they would use in their own essays.

3. We began working on this planning sheet: Planning for Dangerous Word Essay (I5). Ms. Garvoille modeled this and we continued working on it throughout class. Ms. G. circulated to make sure everyone’s thesis made sense.

HW: You may begin working on your essay tonight if you choose. The rough draft is due Friday.