English I Lessons - Montgomery County Schools

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9/9-10/13
Announcements
Remember to attend tutoring this afternoon if you scored
below a 70% on WFA 1
A Day:
Mon/Tues Night HW: Read through Chapter 4 and study for
WFA 2, Schwa Ch 1-4 Quiz, and BR Quiz 2 for Wednesday
Fri: Library Orientation
B Day:
Tues/Wed Night HQ: Read through Chapter 4 and study for
WFA 2, Schwa Ch 1-4 Quiz, and BR Quiz 2 for Wednesday
Wed 9/18/13: Library Orientation
Bell Work 9/9/13 & 9/10/13
Bell Ringers: Focus on Complete Sentences
Rule: A run-on sentence is made of more than one
sentence run together. A run-on is caused by
1. joining two sentences together with only a comma or
2. without using a period or semicolon between two
sentences.
Edit the following sentences for run-on problems.
The car raced to the turn, it crashed into a wall.
Blood was everywhere the police came and the ambulance
arrived later.
The Schwa Was Here
 The Schwa Was Here: Novel Unit Cornell Notes
Allusion
Reference to a statement, person, place, or event from
literature, sports, history, religion, mythology, politics, or
pop culture.
Idiom
An expression peculiar to a particular language that
means something different from the literal meaning of
each word.
Euphemism
A euphemism is the substitution of a frank expression
that might offend or otherwise suggest something
unpleasant to the audience, for a mild, inoffensive,
relatively uncontroversial phrase.
The Schwa Was Here
 The Schwa Was Here: Novel Unit Cornell Notes
Direct Characterization
The author tells the reader everything
he or she needs to know about the
character.
Indirect Characterization
The reader must infer everything he or
she needs to know about the character
by noting dialogue and action.
Journal Entry #2
 Form an opinion about Jessica. This will become your
claim. Write it down.
 Use evidence from the video to support your claim.
Evidence should be detail you notice from the video
clip.
 Use commentary to further support your claim.
Commentary should be your opinion and/or
interpretation of the evidence.
Peer Tutoring – Novel Unit Terms
 Partner with classmate
 Quiz partner on terms discussed in class so far
 Record how many your partner gets correct out of total
(?/15)
 Switch
 Terms: protagonist, symbolism, antagonist, setting,
hook, exposition, first person p.o.v., 3.5 essay,
autobiographical narrative, thesis, euphemism, idiom,
allusion, direct and indirect characterization
The Toulmin Model for Expository
Writing
Claim
What you are claiming is true
 Your opinion about the
subject
 Your answer to the question
 Often the topic sentence of a
paragraph
 Very much like a hypothesis
Evidence
 The evidence or the facts
you use to support your
claim
 Examples to support your
claim
 Quotes from the text to
support the claim
 References to the text
supporting your claim
 Statistics supporting the
claim
 Content specific
vocabulary that supports
the claim
The Toulmin Model for Expository
Writing
Commentary
 The explanation of how the
data supports your claim
 Explains how the example,
statistic, quote or reference
supports the claim
 Explains the significance of
the evidence
Example:
 Claim: MCHS has an
excellent after-school
program.
 Evidence: We offer archery,
art, and cooking classes along
with tutoring in all core
subject areas.
 Commentary: Archery helps
students develop strength,
focus, and confidence. Art
allows students to tap into
their creativity, and cooking
teaches students to be selfsufficient. Tutoring classes
reinforce students’ academic
skills.
Daily Formative Assessment –
Small Groups
Whiteboard Drill
 Find an idiom in the novel (p.8)
 Find a euphemism in the novel (p. 2)
 Find an allusion in the novel (p. 1, 2, and 7)
 Create an example of direct characterization
 Create an example of indirect characterization

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