5/8-5/9 English 2 Agendas



Nature vs. Nurture. The nature versus nurture debate is about the relative influence of an individual’s innate attributes as opposed to the experiences from the environment one is brought up in, in determining individual differences in physical and behavioral traits.

So you should be looking for evidence of the way someone was raised OR how them being out in nature has made them revert to their innate form.

Structure for a compare/contrast paragraph was handed out.  Students first attempt at such a paragraph.


Get your notebooks from the front of the room.

Open to a blank page.

Title it:

5/9/18 Sample Compare and Contrast Paragraph

Write along with students:

Jack and Ralph have many similarities and differences.  First, Jack and Ralph are the same because both want to be leaders.  For instance, Jack and Ralph argue over who is to be in charge and so both form their own tribes.  Additionally, they both are respected by the other children on the island.  The respect the other children have for the two leaders is evident because the other children hang on their every word and do as they say.

  1. Topic Sentence
    1. Similar
      1. Inference from text (a leader)
        1. Evidence that this inference is true (gets food)
      2. Inference from text
        1. Evidence
      3. Different
        1. Inference
          1. Evidence
        2. Inference
          1. Evidence

What I will check tomorrow:

Did you read chapter 10?  Is there ONE NOTE per PAGE for chapter 10.

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