Homework reminders: You should have the outline for your CivPo completed by next class. I will be checking this!
Final CivPo due Tuesday, December 20. Substantial extra credit for turning it in on Friday and being prepared to present a portion of it to the class.
Annotated bibliography due by Friday, December 16.
Last day for makeup work, including lit. analysis essay re-writes are due Friday, as well!
Nov/Dec notebook checks: 1) Group brainstorming posters
2) Reflection warm-up on literary analysis
3) What does it mean to be a citizen? Warm-up
Counter-agrument partner activity: 1) Underline where the writer addresses the counter-argument in this paragraph.
2) Circle where the writer offers a rebuttal to that counter-argument.
*Answer questions 3-5 on the back of the sheet. Write your name.
3) Does the writer successfully rebuke the counter-argument? Why or why not?
4) Is the writer relying on an appeal to pathos or logos in this paragraph?
5) How does addressing the counter-argument build the writer’s ethos? Explain.
Work time on CivPo
HW Reminders: I will start checking your annotated bibliography on December 16, but it should be completed by today.
Have your introduction planned, and the points for your body paragraphs by next class.
Look at student example
Upload CivPo outline to Google docs
Work time on research and outline
HW Reminders: žHave a completed thesis statement for next class. I will be checking!
Describe the strengths you want to maintain in your writing.
Describe two things you want to change for your next piece of analytical writing. How will you make those changes?
What questions do you have about the feedback? What will you do to get your questions answered?
If you haven’t turned in this essay yet, write out a plan for what you are going to do to get this turned in. The plan needs to be detailed and include a deadline for yourself to turn it in.
Thesis statement notes
Example position statement one
Example position statement two
Tiem to work on research and thesis statements--you need a minimum of two sources cited in your paper
HW Reminders: Get a library card! This is an assignment. Bring in your library card, or go out and get a library card. It is easy! Go to the link on my website for today’s agenda—you can sign up online! You can also take a pic of your library card (include your number) and bring it in to class. Due Friday 12/2.
Library card sign-up
Warm-up: Return to your brainstorming from last class. With the group I put you with, create a poster that lists the topics pertaining to that category.
Include at least five ideas on your poster.
Each idea should have:
›An explanation of why that issue is a problem
›one possible counter-argument (what would someone with a differing opinion say?)
›one possible idea for a solution.
Individual quick-write: Which topic do you choose?
Take a look at all of the topics the other groups have generated. Make a final decision about the topic that interests you the most. Consider what you care about, what you want to see changed, etc.
›Additionally, write about why you care about this topic.
›What is your stance or position on this topic?
›What are some reasons you can think of that make this topic worth arguing?
›What’s a possible solution you might present?
›What might someone with a differing opinion than you say?