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2nd, 3rd Week at a Glance: October 22 -26

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Monday

Read first 15 minutes of class. DPG Week 4 (Daily Grammar Practice):  parts of speech.  Go over Assessment 1.0.  Discuss how an author’s life or current events might influence what an author writes.  If you have seen or read The Hunger Games, for example, what current things does the book make a statement about?  In the book you are reading, what current or historical events does the book comment on?
Homework: Read.  

Tuesday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Sentence parts and phrases. LIBRARY.  This your opportunity to stock up on books to read and take care of library business.  Sixth period will Skype with author/artist Stephen McCranie.  Come with questions to ask!  Check out the website for his book series with Mal and Chad.
Homework: Read.

Wednesday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Clauses and sentence types.  Enter answers for ACUITY.  Discuss types of persuasive writing. What kinds of writing do people do to give opinions?  Share your ideas on our class wiki on Persuasive Writing.
Homework: Read.

Thursday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – punctuation and capitalization. One type of persuasive writing is the review.  What kinds of things get reviewed?  Where do reviews get published?  Review a candy bar.  Good reviews don’t just tell you opinion; they show it with lots of details.
Homework: Read.  Typed draft of memoir due Tuesday.

Friday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Diagramming sentences. Write a blog post reflecting on what you are reading or a book you have recently finished.  Use the sentence starters to help you think about your book.
Homework: Read.

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