Friday, January 10, 2014


Grammar: Semicolons 11.1
Three rules of semicolon use:
1) Use a semicolon to join two independent but closely related clauses.
2) Use a semicolon before a conjunctive adverb or transitional phrase (and a comma afterward).
3) Use semicolons to avoid confusion in lists (e.g., when the list items already have commas in them and include additional description).

Education Word Clouds: in groups, review your "secret assignment" and list at least 15 topics/factors pertaining to the education prompt in the envelope. Then, rank and weight each list item--make the most important idea(s) x10, somewhat important x3, etc.

Share introductions w/ partner, then begin to discuss continuum of evidence.

HW: Draft 1 body paragraph that includes a claim connected to a reason you presented in your introduction, and includes specific details from 2 different kinds of evidence (e.g., personal experience, readings, current events, pop culture, films or television). Read "Introduction" and "Dreaming Big" and complete either the "Funnel" or "3-2-1-1" response to prepare for discussion on Monday.

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