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FDR Essay in Computer Lab A206

13 Dec

FDR Pearl Harbor Task 3 Essay

Go to A206 to write the FDR Essay.

We will be using the FDR Pearl Harbor speech to write a Regents Task 3 style essay.

Make sure you complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. These are separate grades!

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Wednesday Wisdom; FDR Essay; Speak

12 Dec

Wednesday Wisdom

Some quotes from Mark Twain:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”

FDR Essay

You may use the template found in these notes to start your Essay.

Be sure to complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. They will be collected with your essay and counted as separate grades.

Tomorrow we will type our essays in room A206

Read Speak

Today we will continue reading Speak.

Vocab; FDR Essay; Speak

11 Dec

Two Word Tuesday

Bolster and Undermine from 9th Grade Vocabulary list

FDR Essay

Be sure to complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. They will be collected with your essay and counted as separate grades.

Read Speak

Today we will continue reading Speak.

SOAPSTone and Outline for FDR Regents Task 3 Essay

10 Dec

Quick Write: Write about something you did this weekend.

FDR Pearl Harbor Task 3 Essay

We will be using the FDR Pearl Harbor speech to write a Regents Task 3 style essay.

Today we will complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay.

Improve Your Vocabulary Quizizz Grade

Thursday we were in the computer lab to do an online vocabulary quiz.

You may retake the quiz as many times as you like, until Monday night at 11:45PM EST

Go to this link and use the code: 669510

FDR Pear Harbor Speech

7 Dec

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Pearl Harbor Speech

Today marks 77 years since the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor by Japan. In the wake of the tragedy, president Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave one of history’s most famous speeches. We can learn some powerful skills and techniques from this speech.

Listen to the full speech here and read along with it here: FDR Pearl Harbor.  Take note of what FDR is trying to accomplish with the speech and places where there is an applause.

Skill: Anaphora

Anaphora- the first word repeater. By repeating the first word(s) of a sentence, you drive your point home.

FDR uses anaphora to emphasize the scale of the attacks by the Japanese on December 7th.  He is also using it to emphasize his point that December 7th was an extremely important day (“which will live in infamy”).

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.
Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

An anaphora makes the listeners/readers predict what you are about to say.  It has a subconscious effect of creating harmony with them, because they know what to expect.  Listeners/readers that feel harmonious with you are more likely to believe you and be convinced by you.

More examples here and here.

Improve Your Vocabulary Quizizz Grade

Yesterday we were in the computer lab to do an online vocabulary quiz.

You may retake the quizas many times as you like, until Monday night at 11:45PM EST

Go to this link and use the code: 669510

Vocabulary Practice Quizziz

6 Dec

Meet in room A206

Go to this site: Quizizz, and enter the code: (this will be written on the board in A206

You may take the quiz as many times as you like to earn the score you want.

Symbolism – Tree in Speak

5 Dec

Quick Write:

What is the worst rule in the school…

or

Finish this thought: ” I can’t wait until…”

Symbol: an object that represents something other than itself.

We will explore symbolism with a tree, much like how Melinda must in Speak.

Continue reading Speak.