10/16-10/19 English 1 and 9RCP Agendas


Open your notebooks.  Write in your table of contents “Grammar: M.U.G. Shots” Page 16.

Go to page 16 and set up your page.

Table of contents, page 17, “Grammar: Subject and Predicate.”



Open to your Grammar M.U.G. Shots and be ready to correct another grouping.

Open to your table of contents.  Title: “Leading into Evidence,” Page 18.

– how he leads into a quote

– how  much of the quote he uses

– how he continues after the quote


Textual Evidence:  Follow these instructions with this video:

  1. 3 min: Show an excerpt of Colbert video (minute markers 1:50–2:27*), ask students to notice how he leads into a quote, how much of the quote he uses, and then how he continues after the quote.

discuss what they find

  1. 10 min: Short Text Evidence Presentation
  2. when to quote – Paraphrasingis when you take a passage and put it in your own words. This is usually shorter than the original passage and it basically takes the main idea and breaking it down by how you would explain it. Quoting is when its identical to the original and the author is attributed.
  3. common errors in quoting
  4. ”quote sandwich”–show a second excerpt from Colbert video (minute markers 2:27–4:00), have them talk about what parts were “part of the sandwich”

Read workbook article.  Create thesis and one supporting topic, with two pieces of evidence



Page 19, Title: Bell Ringer Writing

Answer: If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be and why?

ESSAY OUTLINE ACTIVITY – cut out all parts and have students try to arrange in order.  Correct them and have students copy the outline:

I.  Introduction (3-5 sentences)

Hook: Grab the reader’s attention with a quote, scenario, vivid description, etc. Must be related to your topic. (1-2 sentences)

Thesis statement: Simply and clearly state your position on the issue – ROADMAP of the entire essay (1 sentence)

II. Body Paragraph One

Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence              evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


III.  Body Paragraph Two
Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence

evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


IV. Conclusion Summarize

restate your thesis statement and three arguments in different words

Make a closing statement. Tie your closing statement back to your opening hook.


Get a computer from the white roller cart, and sit down.  Log into the computer using:


If you cannot sign into a computer, put the computer away and wait for instructions.


Begin with a salutation: Dear Ms. Navarro,

Paragraph One: Include information about yourself, (your family, places you have lived, your pets, any travels, jobs, sports, hobbies, unique interests and/or talents, etc.) Be sure to include names and ages where appropriate. Be specific with your information.

Paragraph Two: Include information about you and the subject of language arts. What do you like to read? What movies have you enjoyed? What are your art and music interests? What are your interests outside of academic classes? How do you learn best? What grade do you normally make in language arts?

Paragraph Three: Include information about your goals. These would include goals for this class, for this school year, for all of high school, for life after high school, and for your life’s goal.

Finally, end with a closing: Your student, Sincerely, Yours Truly, etc. Your name should be signed in cursive.

Checklist for writing the letter:


  1. I have used friendly letter format.
  2. I have written a neat copy of my letter to turn in to be graded.
  3. I have signed my first and last name to the letter.
  4. I have written three separate paragraphs, using complete sentence format.
  5. I have used transitions to make my writing flow smoothly.
  6. I have begun each paragraph with a topic sentence.
  7. I have followed rules of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.







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