This week, it's all about those persuasive essays. Write like the wind, young scholars! Students will be expected to write a convincing, balanced essay with a clear topic and argument. All three rhetorical appeals (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) need to be utilized at some point throughout the essay. A detailed checklist for peer editing and self evaluating has been distributed to each student to help in developing a strong piece of writing.
I will pass out new vocabulary words, but the next vocab quiz won't occur until next Monday. The words come from the second half of Animal Farm, through which we are currently making our way. Students know that they are to be taking notes on each chapter as they read. By the end of the week, we need to be on chapter 10.
If you are in the 7th grade class that is not also my home room, you still have a Rhetorical Triangle quiz coming. You will read short passages, identify which rhetorical appeal is being used, and justify your answer. We will practice this one more time before the quiz.
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