Archive | May, 2019

The Dog in the Night-Time

22 May

Quick Write: If you could create your own smart phone app, what would it do?

Two Word Tuesday Presentations Continue…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

We will continue reading the book…

 

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Final Essay Today and Tomorrow

20 May

The 9th Grade English Final essay is today and tomorrow!

Good Luck!

Review for Final and Dog and Night-time

17 May

Review for Monday’s Final Exam Essay

Some Notes:

How to Write a Task 3 Regents Essay

How to Find Literary Devices and Main Ideas

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…

 

Review Pathos; Dog and the Night-Time

16 May

Review Pathos

Examples of pathos can be seen in language that draws out feelings such as pity or anger in an audience:

  • “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

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…

 

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.