F Period

In Class We Are:

  • handing in our map paperwork 
  • hanging up our maps
  • going over our notes to see what will be on the quiz on our three different academic essays – the quiz will be on Friday, March 29th.
    • Compare and Contrast Essay
      • comparison – shows how two or more things are similar
      • contrast – shows how two or more things are different
      • analogy – explains one thing by comparing it to a second more familiar thing
      • basis for comparison –  two things have enough in common to justify a comparison
      • Structure of comparison and contrast essay –
        • introduction – will tell what will compared and contrasted – and also illustrate the points you are going to make  – thesis
        • body paragraphs – subject by subject or point by point
        • conclusion – summation of your points
      • transition words
        • comparison: in comparison, like, in the same way, likewise, similarly, just as . . . so
        • contrast; although, nevertheless, but, nonetheless, on the contrary, on the other hand, still, unlike, whereas, yet, instead, in contrast, however, even though, despite, but, conversely
    • Process essay
      • Set of instructions
      • Process explanation
      • Introduction -overview of the topic, thesis
      • Each body paragraph – one paragraph for each stage or point of the process
      • Conclusion – very short, or not at all
    • Cause and Effect
      • Analyzes why something happens – links situations events together – with not just the how but the why.
      • Main cause – most important
      • Contributory – less important
      • immediate case – closely precedes an effect
      • remote cause – involves something far away or the past
      • Structure of Essay
      • Introduction -> causes -> most important cause -> conclusion
      • or
      • Intro -> effects -> most important effect -> conclusion
  • having work time on multi-genre project
  • infographic
  • working on notecards
  • gathering the rest of your sources
  • working on checklist 
  • checking in with Ms. B about progress

What’s Coming Up:

  • Next class, check in with each student – on progress
  • Quiz on Friday, March 29th on the components of the three essays we went 
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