Archive | May, 2019

Pathos

16 May

Pathos is the use of emotion to persuade an audience.

Examples of pathos :

  • “If we don’t move soon, we’re all going to die!” – movie quote
  • “I’m not just invested in this community – I love every building, every business, every hard-working member of this town.” – politician speech
  • “There’s no price that can be placed on peace of mind. Our advanced security systems will protect the well-being of your family so that you can sleep soundly at night.” – advertisement
  • “Don’t be the last person on the block to have their lawn treated – you don’t want to be the laughing stock of your community!” – advertisement

Review Logos; Vocabulary; Dog in the Night-Time

15 May

Quick Write: How do you think you are most easily persuaded to do something, with Logic, Emotion, or a person’s experience and wisdom? Why? What are the benefits of each?

Review of Logos

Using logos means reasoning with your audience, providing them with facts and statistics, or making historical and literal connections:

  • “The data is perfectly clear: “
  • “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: we have not only the fingerprints, the lack of an alibi, a clear motive, and an expressed desire to commit the robbery… We also have video of the suspect breaking in. The case could not be more open and shut.”
  • “It’s a matter of common sense …”
  • “More than one hundred peer-reviewed studies…”
  • “History has shown…”
  • “The algorithms have been run in a thousand different ways, and the math continues to check out.”
  • “Research has shown…”
  • “Doctors all over the world recommend this type of treatment.”

Vocabulary Presentations Continue!

Two new words from the 9th Grade Vocabulary List

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We will continue reading the book…

Two Word Tuesday Presentations; The Dog in the Night-Time

14 May

Quick Write: How do we know Christopher is telling the truth? If that’s true, then why must we also look for more than what Christopher is telling us?

Ethos Review

Ethos – when an argument is constructed based on the ethics or credibility of the person making the argument.

Examples of Ethos: A commercial about a specific brand of toothpaste says that 4 out of 5 dentists use it.

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Two Word Tuesday Presentations Begin!

Two new words from the 9th Grade Vocabulary List

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We will continue reading the book, starting at page 74, ch. 109, 1:52:11 into the audio version.

Make Your Own Progress Report; Dog in the Night-Time

13 May

Make Your Own Progress Report!

Today you will get to see your grades for the 4th quarter so far, as well as the rest of your grades for the year. Then you will look at the progress report comments and give yourself appropriate comments based on your grades.

Progress Report Self Evaluation

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We will continue reading the book.

Identify Main Idea; Finish Vocabulary Slide Show

10 May

Today we will meet in the Library.

Go to Quizziz and use the code: 097191

Also, if you have not finished your Two Word Tuesday Slideshow, be sure to complete it.

Have a great weekend!

Make Your Own Two Word Tuesday Slide!

9 May

presenting in front of class

Today you will create your own Two Word Tuesday Slide

Log into your Sachem Google account. (How to log in to your Sachem Google account)

Follow the directions carefully!

  • Each person will be given a vocabulary word.
  • You can work with ONE partner.
  • You and your partner will create a Google Slide for each word.
  • In the coming weeks, you and your partner will present your word to the class on Two Word Tuesday.
  • Get the slide template here.
  • Click File->Make a Copy.
  • Name your file “[Period] [Your Names] Two Word Tuesday” (for example: “3 Bob Jones and Mary Smith Two Word Tuesday”)
  • Create your slide.
  • Click the blue share button.
  • Enter my email address: bfunk@sachem.edu
  • Click “Done.”

 

Reading Dog and Night-Time

8 May

Quick Write: Who do you think killed Wellington? Why?

Class Participation

Complete the Class Participation Self Evaluation Worksheet

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We will continue reading the book. Answer these questions on pages 38-60.