Wednesday, 9/16

Students turned in their homework — the rhetorical situation and related claim/data/commentary paragraphs from Lincoln’s second inaugural — at the start of class. Then I checked to see if students had their independent novels for the year while they color-coded the body paragraphs of their summer Mice essays. After evaluating their own paragraphs for use of the Claim, Data, Commentary pattern from Monday, students revised one body paragraph to improve the organization and textual support. Students had reading time at the end of class as they finished these revised paragraphs.