Thursday, October 06, 2005

Class for 10-6-05

Welcome Back To Class!

Homework: Bring book or periodical to read after diagnostic test tomorrow.

Remember: This class is open to those who come ready to learn.

Today, we have tasks to complete:
Task 1: Essential Information
Task 2: Respond to prompt
Task 3: Class discussion
Task 4: Intro. Paragraphs

Task 1: Please take out your binders and write today's essential information in Section 4.
No. 35 When someone else is speaking, think to yourself, "What I have to say is important, but what you have to say is more so."

Task 2: Please respond to the prompt below in your composition book for 12 minutes. This should be 12 minutes of uninterrupted writing time.

Prompt: The state writing assessment test puts pressure on students and their teachers. On the other hand, student writing all over the country has improved since this test has been implemented. What is your opinion on the matter? Should there be a state writing assessment test, or should this particular test be eliminated? Write to convince your state of your opinion on whether there should or should not be a state writing assessment test.

Task 3: When time is called for Task 2, be prepared to discuss your thoughts with the class. Make certain you have included extensions and elaborations to support your answers.

Task 4: Please take out a piece of paper and prepare to take brief notes on intro. paragraphs.

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