Thursday, October 16, 2008

Homework due on Friday, October 17


Study for your quiz on solving 1-step and 2-step inequalities.
Finish your classwork from today

Complete Type 5 of your paragraph. I must receive Type 1, Type 3, Type 4, and Type 5 stapled together.

Study notes on how to write a paragraph and how to insert supporting details into a paragraph. You will have to write a paragraph in class tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Homework due Wednesday, October 15

Math: Study how to translate verbal expressions into algebraic expressions and vice versa. Also, study how to translate verbal expressions into inequalities.

Read for 2 steps.
Make sure you have completed a Type 1, Type 3, and Type 4 writing assignment. Make sure you put your FCAs on your Type 4.

Writing: How to insert supporting details from a given text into a paragraph

Many times you will be asked to answer a question and then to provide details from the text to support your claim.

Here are some steps that will ensure that you have a strong paragraph with sufficient supporting details.

1) Ask yourself what the questions is asking.
2) After you know what the question is asking, form a topic sentence by restating the question. Sometimes, you might not always restate the question word for word because you might be asked about whether you agree with a statement or not. In that case, put your claim in your topic sentence.
3) Now, look for details in the text and find supporting details.
4) Underline at least three supporting details.
5) Insert the first detail, and then EXPLAIN how that detail supports the topic sentence. You especially have to elaborate when you use you a quote as a supporting detail. You cannot out in a quote without introducing it and then explaining it.
6) Add the rest of your details, elaborating on each detail.
7) After you have inserted and explained all your details, come up with a concluding sentence that restates your topic sentence.

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