Please post your narrative essays here.
The Assignment: Write a narrative essay about you in 2030 living up your dream life when you are 30 or so. Use parallel structure to write about a typical day, as well as how you got there, including your struggles and successes.
Please post your narrative essays here.
As we finish up our essay-writing unit, it's time to publish what you all have accomplished!
Please post your final essays (with all of your revisions) here. You can post your essays about zombies, globalization, parents, women ruling the world, or Dr. Seuss's quote. To post, please be sure to write it in Word first, then spell check your essay, and finally copy and paste your essay as a comment to this post.
If you have not yet posted your essay about the relevance of English, reading, and writing, please do so on the post below, entitled "What's English Got to Do With It?"
Great writing, everyone! Keep it up.
Please post your revised, practically-perfect 5-paragraph essays about English, reading, and writing here.
(To post, click on the Comment button below, then copy-and-paste your spell-checked essay.)
DUE: Thursday, January 30.
Now that you all are masters of essay writing, perfect your skills this weekend by writing a 5-paragraph essay on the topic of your choice.
Topic Option #1: Today, it is mostly men who hold the world's power positions, i.e. most politicians, CEOs, and university professors are men. How would the world be different if women held most of the world's power positions?
Topic Option #2: Dr. Seuss once said, "Adults are merely obsolete children." Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Topic Option #3: What should 10.1's newspaper or magazine look/be like?
I will be grading for essay structure, so be sure that:
DUE: Monday, January, 27.
Today, we reviewed how to write foolproof conclusion paragraphs. Remember, good conclusion paragraphs are made up of 3 parts:
Your homework tonight is to:
Please remember the grammar lessons we learned this week! Use those commas correctly. :)
DUE: Tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 23.
Today in class, we conquered some important grammar points! In particular, we focused on using commas in several ways, including:
We also analyzed how to write an introduction paragraph. Remember that introduction paragraphs take a different structure than body paragraphs. Introduction paragraphs require 3 parts:
Your homework for tonight, January 21, is to:
1) write an introduction paragraph for your 3 paragraphs on the relevancy of reading, writing, and English, and
2) write a 4-paragraph essay on, What would the world be like if zombies ruled?
DUE: Tomorrow, Wednesday, January, 22.
Post your final five-paragraph essays here.
Remember to triple check your essays for:
Remember to use accurate and appropriate connecting words (check out the post entitled Connecting Words further down this page).
I will use these essays to plan what grammar points you need to work on for the rest of the semester, so be sure your essay is at a place that you feel represents your best writing. Impress me! :)
Due Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5
Worth: 30 points
Today in class, we analyzed the anatomy of a paragraph. Thanks to the 5-sentence model, you all now have masterful knowledge for how to write the fundamental part of a paper -- a paragraph.
Below, you will find useful connecting words to help you write an academic paragraph. Remember, these connecting words are your secret weapons for getting good marks every time. Use them!
The entire 10.1 class is bilingual. In fact, most are multilingual, speaking as many as FOUR languages!! This is so exceptional that I, Ms. Nina, had to ask:
Is being bilingual an asset? Why?
This week (Oct. 28 - Nov. 1), you will answer the above question with a five-paragraph persuasive essay.
To start, you will write your first draft in whichever language you are most comfortable:
Your final draft will be due Friday, Nov. 1.
As always, if you have any questions, contact me.
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