Howdy, folks - thanks for checkin' in!
The vocabulary words posted last week still stand. Students won't be tested on those until next week, as it is a long list. Keep in mine, though, that only the words marked by an asterisk are words that must be used in an original sentence. The remaining words will simply be matched to a definition.
We have been learning about Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle. Ask your kids what it is. They will apply this knowledge, along with what they've learned about propaganda, satire and other elements of persuasion, when they begin to analyze arguments AND write their own arguments. A persuasive essay (final draft due in 3 weeks) will be a major portion of our young scholars' grades this unit.
Another big part of this unit's grade is the annotation of ANIMAL FARM. We begin this in earnest this week. I'm looking forward to it. Stay in touch! - Joe Nettles
In My Class:
All students are expected to behave as scholars. I am dedicated to fostering a safe, supportive, fun, rigorous academic environment. I love my job, I love your kids, and I'm going to do my best for them. I expect them to do their best as well.