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Lesson 7: Paragraph Structure (Thesis Statements)

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Lesson 7.1 (9/21/15)

 

Warm-Up 7.1: 

      Develop a Frayer model for the term, "Thesis."  Use a dictionary or dictionary website for assistance.

 

Classwork 7.1:

 

Take Notes:

  • Finish Basic Paragraph Structure
  • Thesis Statements 
    • Provide examples
    • Start Presentation

 

Homework 7.1:

     Write 5 compound sentences with adverbs.  Circle the adverbs.

 

NxGCSOs:

Informative:

     ELA.8.W.C9.2

     ELA.8.W.C10.3

     ELA.8.W.C11.1

 

 

 


 

  

Lesson 7.2  (9/22/15)

 

Warm-Up 7.2:  

    Thesis Statements are important!  You will be seeing Thesis Statements for the rest of your academic career.  Write a 5 - 7 sentence paragraph (with both simple and compound sentences) on why a thesis statement is important.  Provide your own thesis statement as one of your sentences.

 

Classwork 7.2:

 

Continue Thesis Statements

Discuss Topic Sentences

Practice Thesis Statements

 

Homework 7.2:

     Write five sentences using a semicolon each.  Topic must be school appropriate.

 

NxGCSOs:

Informative:

     ELA.8.W.C9.2

     ELA.8.W.C10.3

     ELA.8.W.C11.1 

 


 

 

Lesson 7.3  (9/23/15)

 

Warm-Up 7.3:  

     Write 6 sentences on the perfect pet.  3 sentences must be complex sentences.

 

Classwork 7.3:

 

Go to noredink.com, use the class code from the front page to create an account.  Take the diagnostic MLA test.

 

     Take Notes:

  • Supporting Sentences
  • Clincher/Concluding Sentences  

 

Practice Thesis Statements

 

Homework 7.3:

     Write five sentences, include and circle a preposition in each.

 

NxGCSOs:

Informative:

     ELA.8.W.C9.2

     ELA.8.W.C10.3

     ELA.8.W.C11.1

  


 

 

Lesson 7.4 (9/24/15)

 

Warm-Up 7.4:

     Write 5 sentences on why you like your favorite food.  State your favorite meal and explain why you like it.

 

Classwork 7.4:

 

Practice Thesis Statements

Review Thesis Statements

 

Homework 7.4:

     Create 2 Frayer models: 1 model for "Subject," 1 model for "Predicate." 


NxGCSOs:

Informative:

     ELA.8.W.C9.2

     ELA.8.W.C10.3

     ELA.8.W.C11.1

  


 

  

Lesson 7.5 (9/25/15)

  

Warm-Up 7.5:  

     Think about your favorite movie/tv show.  How did that movie/tv end?  Write 5 sentences describing the ending of that movie/tv show.  Start your paper with SPOILERS ALERT!!!

 

Exam 7.5:

 

Take a test on Paragraph Structure

 

Closure 7.5:

     Staple homework and warm-ups together; put your name, date, and class period on both sides of every sheet.  Turn sheets into your class section.


NxGCSOs:

Informative:

     ELA.8.W.C9.2

     ELA.8.W.C10.3

     ELA.8.W.C11.1 

 

 

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