Useful Links

Proofreading Marks
http://biostatmatt.com/uploads/ProofreadSymbols.pdf

Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture:
A Just and Lasting Peace
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/obama-prize-present.html


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-acceptance_en.html

BELLWORK
2nd SEMESTER


JANUARY

1/9/17
Opening:
What do you know about the civil rights movement?

Closing:
Do you believe that the award was given to King or the movement?

1/10/17
Opening:
What is the difference between a moral belief and a political belief?

Closing:
What are the 3 steps of making an evidence based claim?

1/11/17
Opening:
What claims does King make in the rest of his speech?

Closing:
How do you feel about what you have read so far?

1/12/17
Opening:
What modern day person do you think should win the Nobel Peace Prize? Why? (Do not say Barack Obama - he already won)

Closing:
How do advertiser's use evidence based claims? Give an example.

1/13/17
Opening:
Is the study of the civil rights movement still relevant in today's society? Explain?

1/17/17
Opening:
What do you think that Barack Obama's legacy as president will be?

Closing:
What do you need to know to for the quiz on Friday?

1/18/17
Opening:
What claims does MLK, jr. make in his speech?

Closing:
Write 3 original sentences using vocabulary words.

1/19/17
Opening:
Why do you think that Obama was given the Nobel Prize?

Closing:
I am/am not ready for the quiz because...

1/20/17
Opening: 10 minutes to study for quiz


1/23/17
What can someone's shoes tell you about a person?
Closing:
Look at your own shoes. What might someone assume about you?


1/24/17
Opening:
Based on the speeches, what views do Barack Obama and MLK, jr. share?

1/25/17
Opening: How does Obama's speech differ from MLK's? What do they have in common?

1/26/17
Opening: Make a claim about your favorite song and back it up with evidence.

1/27/17
Opening: In what other classes or subjects is a knowledge evidence based claim useful ? Why?

1/30/17
Opening: Use the following claim- Donald Trump is/not doing a great job as president- write a paragraph. Use evidence to back up the side that you choose.You MAY use your phone to find evidence.

1/31/17
Opening:Warm up and mini lesson. Study for 7 minutes.

2/1/17
Opening: How is EBC organized?

2/2/17
Opening: What makes a claim believable? Give examples.

2/3/17
Opening:What stories do you know that you are based on claims? Explain.

2/6/17
Opening: When I am writing an essay, the part I struggle on the most is... Explain.

2/7/17
Opening: How is Obama's message in his speech similar to MLK's? How are they different?

2/8/17
Opening: What makes a claim believable? Give real life examples.

2/9/17
Opening: What do you think should be included in a rubric for this essay?

02/10/17  
Opening: What parts of an essay are difficult to write? Do you struggle with organization, grammar, or something else? What helps you to get over the difficulty?

02/13/17
Opening: Grammar - fragments

02/14/17
Opening: Grammar – personal pronouns and “to be”

02/15/17
Opening: Grammar – There, their, they’re

02/16/17
Opening: Writing – staying on topic

02/17/17
Opening: Have you ever judged someone too harshly or too soon? What was the result?

02/21/17
Opening: Computer Lab expectations and WriteScore directions

02/22/17
Write Score testing

02/24/17
Opening: What is your character doing today?

02/27/17
Opening: Introduce/explain Young Georgia Authors contest Mini-lesson: Writing good dialogue: getting away from using “said” and “told” without adding adverbs

03/01/17
Opening: What is an important issue in society that you know about? What do you know about it? What is your opinion about the issue?

03/02/17
Opening: Write a very descriptive paragraph describing your character.

03/03/17
Opening: Do you think that surveillance is for protection? Why or why not?

03/06/17
Opening: Introduce/explain Young Georgia Author's contest due dates and prizes

03/07/17
Warm-Up: What is the appropriate balance between a US citizen's right to privacy and the government's responsibility to protect it's citizen's?

03/08/17
Opening: KWL: The 4th amendment and the government surveillance

03/09/17
Opening: How do you keep up with your schoolwork and your other responsibilities ?

03/10/17
Opening: Do you think that surveillance is for your protection? Why or why not?

03/13/17
Opening: What makes a good story?

3/15/17
Opening: What is a text-dependent question? What is a guiding question?

3/17/17
Opening: Write a properly formatted sentence paragraph about something or someone that cares about you.

3/20/17
Opening: What different types of sources could you use in research? How do you know if you can trust what they say?

3/21/17
Opening: Do you have the right to privacy OR is a privacy a privilege?  

3/22/17
Opening: What makes an explanatory claim different from an evidence-based claim?

3/23/17
Opening: If everyone had to get ALL their information from just 1 TV show, what would the world be like?

3/24/17
Opening:What would you like to add to your story?

04/10/17
Opening: When confronted with a word that you don't know, how do you determine its meaning?

04/11/17
Opening:Re-read the article from last week.

04/12/17
Opening:What is the main idea of last night's reading? What point was the author trying to make?

04/13/17
Opening: According to the article, is sampling stealing?

04/17/17
Opening:Write a properly formatted 5 sentence paragraph about something or someone that you care about.

04/18/17
Opening: Quiz Day

04/19/17
Opening: Quotation Marks Worksheet

04/24/17
Opening: How do I participate effectively in a one on one conversation?

04/25/17
Opening: Based on the topic that you have chosen, what position have you taken? Why?

05/02/17
Opening: What do you think that the word "premise" mean?




















































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