Good morning class,
I sincerely hope that each of you enjoyed your weekend and were able to work on your research paper. I am so pleased with the work that each of you have been producing over the past week. It is hard to think that we only have 21 actual class days until exams. This week we will finish up the research paper. Next week, we will begin reading The Great Gatsby.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
What is research?
How does editing affect your writing?
How does data drive a claim?
Monday: Continue working on research paper and vocabulary. Objectives: Today students will continue working on their research papers. Their two page drafts are due tomorrow upon arrival to class. Outcomes: By the end of class, all students should be close to finishing their first two pages. Homework: Finish and edit the first two pages of your research paper.
Tuesday: Peer editing papers and continue working on research papers. Objectives: Today students will take turns editing their research papers, as well as begin making corrections on their peer’s comments. Outcomes: By the end of class, all students should have at least two full pages peer reviewed and edited. Homework: None.
Wednesday: Continue writing and editing research paper. Objectives: Today students will continue working on their research paper. Outcomes: All students should have at least three pages complete by the end of class. Homework: None.
Thursday: Continue writing and editing research paper. Objectives: Today students will finish writing their research paper. They should have all editing and revisions complete by the end of the day. Outcomes: All students should finish writing their research papers today. They are due upon arrival in class tomorrow. Homework: Finish writing research paper.
Friday: Vocabulary quiz, turn in research paper, begin reflection research paper, and begin talking about Toulmin’s Model of Argumentation. Objectives: Today students will be assessed on their use of diction, as well as turn in their research papers. In addition, they will also review and discuss Toulmin’s model of Argumentation. Outcomes: By the end of class, all research papers should be submitted. All students should be familiar and refreshed on Toulmin’s Model of Argumentation.