Wow! There was so much to do in yesterday's class. I can't believe how quickly three hours passed!
Opinion Giving and Discussion Leading:
We had a short review activity about the expressions for giving your opinion and for agreeing and disagreeing with opinions. Make sure to support your opinion with a reason and/or example. When you want to ask for somebody's opinion, you can use these expressions:
1. What are your feelings on this?
2. What do you think about this?
I was very impressed with your discussions yesterday, especially your preparation. Most of you were able to give your summary without your notes! Great work!
However, remember these points to improve your discussions next week:
For the writing section of our lesson, we learned about the purpose and structure of a persuasion essay.
A persuasion essay gives the writer's opinion on a topic and the writer wants to convince the reader to support his/her position (either for or against something).
We read a sample persuasion essay and identified the different parts. Remember that we'll be learning about each part in more detail over the next few weeks. All of the materials are in the Writing-->Persuasion Essay section on the website.
Finally, we also brainstormed a variety of topics that you can choose from for your topic.
You exchanged journals with your writing partner. You will keep your partner's journal this week and write 3 pages in your partner's journal:
a. one page of comments on your partner's writing
b. two pages on this week's new topic
1. Discussion preparation (see schedule)
3. Essay Structure Activity
4. Choose essay topic
5. Blog posting #2
Enjoy your week!
Blog Question #2:
Tell me about one of your childhood experience in your hometown (include the name of your hometown in your post).
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Tuesday, April 23 by 6:00pm.