WNB: Horror movies or comedy movies? Write a half page response presenting a claim with reasons and evidence for support.
For the notebook check, students counted their entries (beginning with Monday, 10/24) and wrote that number on a post-it. Then they flagged their best example of writing for this 9 weeks (any entry since 10/24) and handed in the notebook.
We watched one more speech and finished our logos, ethos, pathos chart from yesterday.
William Wallace in Braveheart (apologies for the foreign subtitles)
I shared a handout of sample persuasive essay openings and closings on Classroom. Students chose one of their "this or that" notebook entries from this week and wrote an opening for that topic. We read our writing out loud and discussed ways to improve. They then wrote a closing to go along with their opening.