We're writing this week... and practicing grammar. Compare and contrast essay is due at the end of the week, and we'll also have a grammar quiz. This paper counts as a major assessment grade, equivalent to the benchmark test. Take your time, revise, revise, revise, and do well. Note that pre-AP has a slightly different schedule. Here's how is plays out:
We continue arguments and persuasion this week, with benchmark testing taking up the middle of the week. Here's how it pans out:
We continue arguments and persuasion this short week by considering arguments for and against zoos. Below is what the week looks like. Below that, the relevant pages from the textbook are available from the link below, as is the audio for the main selections. Finally, you'll find this week's vocabulary words at the final link. Vocabulary Quiz #3 is will be on Friday.
When instructed to do so during class, click the link below for Vocabulary Quiz #2. Remember that your User ID and other information is recorded when you do. You should not have any other tabs open in your browser.
Follow the link below to complete this assignment. This counts as an individual grade and is due by the end of the day Sunday, 17 January.
Below is a picture of how the week plays out. Not that we have five graded assignments this week: Dodgeball Reflections; Argument Presentations #2 and #3; Vocabulary Quiz #2; and a crossword puzzle for extra credit.
We continue our study of persuasion and argument this week starting with some opposing viewpoints on Dodgeball. The selection from the text is below.
The audio version of "Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education" is below.
We kick off 2016 with a unit on persuasion and argument. Below you'll find the link to the text and audio to get us through the first week.
Vocabulary for this week (page 981):
• argument • counterargument • accurate • bias • contrast • convince • logic
Vocabulary Quiz Friday, 8 January.
During your regular class time, click the link below to take the Unit 9 academic vocabulary quiz.
First graded assignment of 2016: Argument Presentations (by groups).
Presentations are Thursday, 7 January.
If your group has lost the presentation sheet I gave you, you can download another one here: