DUE via TurnItIn.com: NAVY ONLY - January 27
See instructions here.
50 points, based on content, clarity and conventions. Proofread!!
- Current Grade and Why
- Missing Assignments (and your plan to make them up, if necessary)
- Discussion about the Great Debaters
- Coming Up: “Great Debaters” essay
- To Kill a Mockingbird
How are you? (Insert personal note to parent, about the weekend, their lives, etc.)
I’m writing to update you on my progress in English class. My current grade is ______. (How I feel about this grade, why it is the way it is.) I have ____ missing assignments, but I have a plan to make them up. I’m going to ____________________.
The past week or so in English, we watched a movie called “The Great Debaters.” (One sentence summary of the movie.). Here’s what I wrote about it one day during warm-up:
Copy one entry about “Great Debaters” from your Writer’s Notebook
We watched it in order to be able to (insert objective here). I have a 5-paragraph essay about the 1930s due on Monday, January 30. Then, next week we actually start reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I already know (insert one or two details) about (your character) because we worked on character sketches.
Overall, I am feeling _____________ about English. (Example)
Sincerely (or something similar)
If you finish before others, you may submit your response to this writing prompt for extra credit. Use TurnItIn.com.
Using evidence from “Jim Crow” assignment, “I Too” poems, class discussion and “The Great Debaters,” write a well-formed paragraph answering this question:
Is racial equality a reality in the United States in 2017?