Classroom update

Students wrote a second rough draft of their Not My Job essays, practiced eliminating redundancy in writing, and continued learning about author bias and purpose.

REQUIRED in the Not My Job essay (rough drafts 1 & 2):
-Thesis statement (main idea) in paragraphs 1, 5 (circled)
-Topic sentences in paragraphs 2, 3, 4 (underlined)
-Transition words in paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5 (boxed)
-Effective opening sentence (starred)
-Punchy conclusion (starred)

-Word study 8 due Tues. 12/11
-20 new (or 40 for year) book points, Mon. 1/14