Week of Feb. 24-Feb. 28

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their break!!

This week we will wrap up The Diary of Anne Frank. We will read Act 2 and then take a test for it. We will also be completing a passage based writing essay to analyze the characters.

Please refer to my previous post for the copy of the entire ANNE FRANK PLAY that we have been reading in the red literature books.

Thanks

Ms. Hojeij

Characterization-STEAL method

Indirect Characterization shows things that reveal the personality of a character. There are five different methods of indirect characterization: 

 Speech What does the character say? How does the character speak? 
Thoughts What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings?
Effect on others toward the character.  What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? 
  Actions  What does the character do? How does the character behave? 
Looks What does the character look like? How does the character dress? 

Week of 2/3-2/7

Hello Everyone,

This week we will begin reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” in the big red literature textbook. The story is written as a Drama. There will be 2 Acts. After each act we will be taking a test.

Act 1 Scenes 1-5 Test (date to be determined)

Act 2 Scenes 1-5 Test (date to be determined)

Students will get a PACKET for each ACT, which will be a study guide for the test. After reading each scene, students need to answer the questions that correspond to that scene.

ATTACHED YOU WILL FIND THE ENTIRE PLAY (ACT 1 and ACT 2)

Thank You,

Ms. Hojeij

Week of 1/27-1/31

Hello All,

This week we began the unit of Anne Frank. Students did a webquest on google classroom to learn some background information about Who Anne Frank was. We also read an article about Anne Frank and completed the 4 squares close and critical reading strategy.

We will begin the actual reading of The Diary of Anne Frank next week on Monday Feb. 3.

Attached you will find the Anne Frank biography we read in class. This was taken from the NEWSELA website.

Thank You!

Ms. Hojeij

Enjoy your holiday break!

SUBMIT YOUR ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY IF YOU DID NOT ALREADY!

When we get back from break, we will take the NWEA! Please review using the following websites:

1. Elements of Fiction: https://www.quia.com/mc/1019068.html

2. NWEA Review: https://quizlet.com/382226461/nwea-flash-cards/

3. Full NWEA review: https://quizlet.com/23068956/nwea-practice-6th-grade-flash-cards/
4. Figurative Language Jeopardy: https://www.quia.com/cb/125762.html

5. Poetry: https://www.quia.com/rr/615897.html

6.  Types of Sentences: https://www.quia.com/pop/35934.html?AP_rand=1361700886

7. Rhyme Scheme and Figurative Language: https://www.quia.com/rr/845051.html?AP_rand=1413342775

8. Genre: https://www.quia.com/rr/297697.html

REMINDERS

BOOK PROJECT DUE MONDAY JANUARY 13!

LANGUAGE ARTS MIDTERM THURSDAY JANUARY 16!

Argumentative Essay Study Guide

Argumentative Quiz -Study Guide 

Part 1-In argumentative writing, the job of the writer is to convince the readers to agree with his/her claim (position) by using facts (evidence) as support.  

  1. Claim- the writer’s stand, position, or opinion on the topic.
  2. Evidence- Facts to support claim (position).
  3. Reasoning- Explanation of how the evidence (facts) proves the claim to be valid and reasonable (correct).
  4. Proponent- Someone who argues in favor of something; advocate.
  5. Opponent- a person who disagrees with something and speaks against it.
  6. Counter Argument-  evidence that supports an opposing viewpoint

Part 2-Type of Evidence- information from various sources used to support the claim.

  • #1 Personal experience – any actual experience with the topic that you, your family, and friends have had.
  • #2 Confirmed Facts facts that have been found in reliable/credible sources.
  • #3 Statistics – numbers and percentages that are relevant to the topic and come from reliable/credible sources.
  • #4 Research by experts – research that is done by professors, researchers, or doctors who have a deep knowledge of the topic; always found in credible/reliable sources.

Part 3: Label each part of the Essay 

Introduction

Hook – grab readers attention

Background information-give the reader the prior knowledge they need to understand the essay

Thesis statement-State your claim and add three reasons

  • Claim because reason one, reason two, reason three

Body 1

  • Topic Sentence-Claim for Reason 1
  • Evidence 
  • Add Reasoning to support

Body 2

Topic Sentence-Claim for Reason 2

Evidence 

Add Reasoning to support

Body 3

Counterargument

Topic Sentence-Claim for Reason 3

Evidence 

Add Reasoning to support

Conclusion

Restate thesis

Make a recommendation

Week of 12/2-12/6

Argumentative Writing

This week we began our argumentative writing process. On Monday we took notes about what an argumentative essay is. On Tuesday we read an article about Mall Curfews for teens and did a CER. Wednesday we deconstructed an argumentative essay which allowed students to break down the essay and see the different parts/components. PLEASE SEE ATTACH and REVIEW for the QUIZ on THURSDAY!

STUDY YOUR NOTES ON PAGE 33 IN YOUR ISN!!