Thursday: Essays and Vocab

Today in class we are looking at copies of essays that were written by students in my classes. I wanted everyone to see some great examples of introductions, transition words, basic organization, and conclusions.  Then I handed out essay topic ideas that went wtih the last four short stories.  The only homework they have tonight is to come up with three sentences that represent the three body paragraphs of their chosen topic. I will take these up tomorrow.

We finally started working in our vocabulary books today, after weeks of anticipation. 🙂  Students took the vocabulary diagnostic test and we discussed literal vs. figurative meanings, and connotation vs. denotation.

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