9/9/2015 CP

Announcements

College Prep Entrance Workshops (designed for seniors, but possibly of interest to you as well):

Wednesday, September 9th, 2:50-4:30 in the library:
  • Help with writing Personal Statement Essays and review for students who have already written essays
  • Help with writing Resumes and review of essays by professionals for students who have already written essays
  • Interviewing Skills: How to prepare for a job interview, Making a good first impression, how to sell yourself in 30 seconds or less how to create a student portfolio

Thursday, September 17th, 2:50-4:30 in the Library:

  • Mock Interviews with professionals
    • Sonia Deal-Director of Grace Hill Health Center
    • LaShona McGrew- Vice President of Mcormack Baron Ragen Management Services, Inc
    • Eric Outlaw- Owner of Outlaw Inc and Styles
    • William Anderson-Army Recruiter
    • Antionette Carroll- Executive Director of creative Reaction Lab at Saint Louis University

With questions, email Amber Mitchell at mitchella2@jenningsk12.us.

Classwork
  • Learn the following rhetorical devices: isocolon (emphasis: tricolon), repetition, contrast, asyndeton, polysyndeton, and diction.
  • Explanation of historical background of Gettysburg Address. (If you missed class, please read. It is available on the Materials page).
  • Read Gettysburg Address for comprehension (i.e. first step of objective summary)
    • Look up new words. Annotate meaning (main points, what is he saying, etc.) in the margins.
  • Identify rhetorical devices in Gettysburg Address
Homework
  1. If you did not finish in class, read the Gettysburg Address for comprehension. This means 1) look up words you don’t know and 2) annotating main points as you read.
    1. NB: To write something in the margin, you are forced while you read to think: “What is he saying here?” This is the exact thought process people use when reading for comprehension. My goal is to train the habit of asking yourself that question when reading. Once that becomes second nature, your Lexile score will skyrocket.
  2. Grammar review: comma splices & fused sentences
    1. Do this set of exercises: http://www.chompchomp.com/csfs01/csfs01.htm
    2. And this set of exercises: http://www.chompchomp.com/csfs02/csfs02.htm
    3. Needless to say: When you get a wrong answer, always opt for an explanation.
  3. Play on Vocabulary.com. Practice the vocab lists from the 5 texts we’ve read heretofore.
    1. NB: One of these texts is the Gettysburg Address. If you are going to master one set of vocab words tonight, master those.

If you have any problems, let me know.

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