LIT: We started class with an IRP-related literary element response. Then, as folks finished those, they took a laptop and completed their JC, Act 2 quiz using the Socrative site.
In our second class period, we worked on planning our research papers. Today's focus was on determining the topics for the four body paragraphs. We referred back to the original graphic organizer supplied by Mrs. Walter and generated a big list of possible topics as a starting point. Then, each student looked at his own research notes and decided which topics would best lend themselves to presentation (which topics could most easily become a complete paragraph). Using the Inspiration application, students began making mind maps for their topic paragraphs while I conferenced with each student about his/her plan.
Next week, we will continue this planning stage and move into drafting the body paragraphs. Note - we are saving the introduction and conclusion paragraphs until after the main body paragraphs are written.
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.