Re: Work Ethic (WE) Points

Summary + Purpose By definition work ethic is, “the principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous or worthy of reward.” At this stage in most student’s academic careers, the idea of intrinsic value has not been fully grasped. Hence, this classroom management technique/strategy is being introduced. There are two goals for this strategy, and they are as follows: parent communication and to provide students with a basic understanding of what it means to be productive while in the classroom.     

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Rhetorical Fallacy Game

Go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VD6v-zZRQ6lSZLOinl-o0I2XlZnF6cwkUwdCAF0UJaI/edit

Summary: Students will use this website, https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/, as a reference guide for the Rhetorical Fallacy Game. Students will be asked to come up with several scenarios that depict an argument using a rhetorical fallacy to defend their claims. Students will come up with as many scenarios as time allows. Students will be working in collaborative groups that will compete with other groups in the classroom. This will be used to gain better understanding as to what rhetorical fallacies are and how they are used during arguments. This game will also help students understand validity of an argument based on flawed logic. See details below for further instruction…

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Permission Slip – Of Mice & Men

We have completed reading John Steinbeck’s classic tale Of Mice and Men. Upon completion of the novel, we will be viewing the 1992 adaptation of the movie, but this, like the novel, has some strong language and adult situations. The rating for this movie is PG-13. Please fill out the form and check the appropriate box indicating whether or not your child has permission to view the movie. If you do not wish for your child to watch this movie, I will provide an alternative activity for them. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Essay Assignment Expectations (Major)

Students will be tasked with writing a 5 paragraph essay based on Of Mice and Men + Prompt. Students should pay attention to in class expectations as well as lectures on how to structure a 5 paragraph essay. Students will be given specific instructions/guidelines, below. Students will be given a text excerpt to pull evidence from as well as be expected to use the rest of the book to support their claims. Refer to the bottom of this document for point value and due date. Late work is highly discouraged. Plan accordingly.

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Of Mice & Men Test – Monday

Students will be taking a major assessment this Monday based on Of Mice & Men. 

  • Students are encouraged to study on their own.
  • Students should use their LOQs as a study guide.
  • Students should take time to re-read any material they didn’t understand

 

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Things To Do – Q1/Wk7+

In the next few days, students will have things to do list, above Google Doc link. The aforementioned list includes activities/assignments that are continuous throughout the semester (See Weekly Outlines). Please be sure to keep up with all your work as well as reading. As the assessments, in the above link, near students will receive specific in-class expectations. Please remember that time management is a large component of this class…  

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Things To Do – Q1/Wk5+

In the next few days, students will have things to do list, above Google Doc link. The aforementioned list includes activities/assignments that are continuous throughout the semester (See Weekly Outlines). Please be sure to keep up with all your work as well as reading. As the assessments, in the above link, near students will receive specific in-class expectations. Please remember that time management is a large component of this class…  

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