Thought Question

What we did in class, today – After discussing the difference between a cause and an effect, we identified signals that helped us recognize the rhetorical pattern, as well as the cause and effect, in “Fire Finds.” Then, students, working in pairs, completed the graphic organizer based on “Lobster Troubles.” Afterwards, we discussed the article. I reminded students that class will meet on Sunday, March 16.

Class video – The link to today’s class video is in MyGUST.

Bonus credit – Students who score 75 or above on at least 10 Empower3000 Activities, starting today through March 14, will receive bonus credit. Students can also earn bonus credit for English Day (see English Day class video in MyGUST).

Homework

  1. Read at least three Empower3000 articles and complete the accompanying Activity before midnight, March 14. If you need more articles to read, use Search in Empower3000 to locate topics that you are interested in.
  2. Thought Question – Before class on Sunday, March 16, in the Thought Question for “Lobster Trouble,” answer the following questions in two paragraphs:
  • Paragraph 1
  1. Write a topic sentence for a summary of this article.
  2. Summarize what happened (effect) and why it happened (cause) in your own words. Use at least four sentences in which to do this.
  • Paragraph 2
  1. What additional causes might there be that were not discussed in the article? Use at least two sentences in which to do this.
  2. What additional effects might there be that were not discussed in the article? Use at least two sentences in which to do this.

What we will do in class on Sunday, March 16 – We will begin writing our first cause and effect essay.

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