TU FUI EGO ERIS
Students began with a Quickwrite. We then read and discussed two poems with an emphasis on analyzing structure and meaning.
Next, I introduced a poetry-writing assignment. Students had some time in class to begin the assignment. The completed assignment was due on Friday. The assignment sheet is attached below.
We started with a Quickwrite. Students then had an opportunity to share their poems with each other.
Next, I gave students feedback on their Argumentative Essay rough drafts. For the remainder of the period, students worked on editing their Argumentative essays.
The final draft of the Argumentative Essay is due next Friday (3/31).
We began class with a Quickwrite. This one dealt with the topic of human genetic engineering and the fears regarding its potential, which have been expressed in the field of science fiction since the early part of the 20th Century:
-Imagine what it would be like if everyone were perfectly equal and exactly the same in our society. Write a well-constructed paragraph about your vision. Make five predictions about this completely equitable society.
After the quickwrite, we viewed an episode of The Twilight Zone that expressed some of these fears. Students completed a worksheet of response questions. It is attached below.
Students turned in their News Article Assignment on human genetic engineering (see last week's post). Students then completed a Quickwrite.
The rest of the class was spent completing an AR test. This was a reading test to assess student progress. It was not a graded assignment.
Lastly, I handed out a Spelling Power assignment for homework. It is attached below and is due next class.
We began Wednesday's class with a Quickwrite.
Students then shared the rough drafts of their Argumentative Essays in a peer critique session.
Next, I gave a short lesson on creating a Works Cited page for an Argumentative Essay.
I recommend using the following resource to create your Works Cited page. Be sure to select "Website Document" in the menu to the left:
The homework from this class was to complete the Works Cited page and bring your complete rough draft to Friday's class.
We began with a Quickwrite. Students then turned in their essays.
Next, we explored the topic of human genetic engineering, which has been in the news quite a bit lately.
We started by watching a video on the topic:
After the video we had a group discussion on the ethics and potential of human gene editing.
Lastly, I assigned a homework assignment consisting of research and writing on human genetic engineering. It is attached below. It is due next Friday (3/17).