CCR - "A Brilliant Blinder" - the story of Charles Goodyear.
Students will identify main idea, recall facts, and analyze author's tone and purpose.
SSR - Water Usage
Students will read an article on the amount of water used to make a hamburger and amount used to make a newspaper.
Students will use information and evidence gathered over the last three days to plan and write a persuasive essay.
Review article #1 and supporting evidence in favor of single-gender classrooms.
Read and discuss article #2.
Locate evidence against single-gender classrooms and support ideas with a quote from the article.
Review video on single-gender classrooms.
Review main idea and supporting evidence.
Read and discuss article number one.
Identify argument(s) for single gender classrooms and support ideas with a quote from the article.
Begin Fall Writing Performance Task.
Class will brainstorm ideas about single-gender classrooms.
Watch a short video.
Students will identify the main idea and provide specific evidence from the video to support it.
Review figurative language.
Practice with personification.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.