Writing

Writing- 2/14-17/17

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:20 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students worked on editing their essays to create a final draft, using a checklist to guide them. They also typed their final drafts using their Chromebooks. 

Writing- 2/10/17

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:19 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students worked on creating outstanding openings and closings for their argumentative essays.

Writing- 2/8/17

posted Feb 14, 2017, 10:18 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students looked over their argumentative essays to determine if the tone they used was appropriate. If they decided they needed a stronger tone, they made notes about how and where to make changes. They also checked to see that the entire essay was focused on their claim.

Writing- 2/6/17

posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:47 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Today students thought about the reasons and evidence they have to support their claims. Students organized that information in a strategic manner to build a strong argumentative voice in their essays.

Writing- 2/3/17

posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:45 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students worked on writing a counterclaim to their claim, and including a strong rebuttal to the counterclaim they acknowledged. 

Writing- Jan 30-Feb 2, 2017

posted Feb 6, 2017, 6:43 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students completed a flash draft of the argumentative essay they will work on for the final product of this unit.

Writing- 1/26/17

posted Jan 26, 2017, 9:49 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students finished up their final draft of their chocolate milk essay, either arguing that it should be served in schools or not. Next, students have been working on collecting arguments, evidence and their thoughts for their upcoming debates.

Writing- 1/20/17

posted Jan 20, 2017, 10:58 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Today students met with their writing partners to discuss how they could improve their flash drafts about chocolate milk. After the meetings, students started redrafting their essays.

Writing- 1/3/17 & 1/4/17

posted Jan 5, 2017, 1:01 PM by Keith Burgoyne

Students wrote a friendly letter. This focus of this assignment was the structure of a friendly letter, careful editing (grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, paragraphs, indenting, etc.).

Writing- 12/20 &21/16

posted Dec 21, 2016, 9:14 AM by Keith Burgoyne

Students completed an argument essay which will be used to inform our teaching of the upcoming Argument Essay unit.

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