Wednesday, 1/14

We began class with half of a timed multiple choice practice test in preparation for the Mock Exam next Thursday. Afterwards, we looked at our second synthesis prompt, this one about school technology. I used this prompt to introduce the idea of organizing a simple five-paragraph response around three topics (“factors” in this prompt) that overlap among multiple sources. Students identified which three factors they would use as the topics for each body paragraph if they were to write this essay. There were a few minutes at the end of class to continue work on the standardized testing mini-research activity. Homework: finish the mini-research in Google Classroom; due Friday