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Mr.Wallace'sHigh School Lesson Plan- Week of 3/23 Dear Students & Parents, We are seeing a series of events that only unfolds once in a lifetime. These days are uncertain, but it is in such times that we can truly lean into Jesus who is our Savior and Lord. I am also praying for our country’s leadership as they do their best to battle an unseen enemy. I am looking forward to seeing each of you on zoom classroom, and together, we will stand and grow. If the lesson shown is out of sync with where you are, please follow this lesson anyway and see me in Zoom Classroom about it. Mr. Wallace’s Email: JWallace@calvary-christianschool.com Monday March 23 Math-video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 108 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 102 Bible-Zoom classroom Tuesday, March 24 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 109 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 103 Bible – zoom classroom Wednesday, March 25 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 110 Quiz 27 pages 309-314 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 104 Test 7 on Chapters 10-11 (Catch Up) Bible – zoom classroom Thursday, March 26 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 111 and 112 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 105 Quiz 18 on 12.1 and 12.2 Bible – zoom classroom Friday, March 27 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 113 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 106 Bible – zoom classroom Monday March 30 Math-video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 114-Test Chapters 19-21. Video for Lesson 115 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 107 Quiz 19 on 12.3-12.4 Bible- zoom classroom Tuesday, March 31 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 116 (Quiz 28 on pages 323-325) Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 108 Bible – zoom classroom Wednesday, April 1 Happy April Fools Day Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 117 Chemistry-video streaming. Lesson 109 Bible – zoom classroom Thursday, April 2 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 110 Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 106 Quiz 18 on 12.1-12.2 Bible – zoom classroom Friday, April 3 Math – video streaming (See your individual Email) History-video streaming Lesson 111 (Lab 18) which is due Wednesday and Complete Chapter Review Chemistry-video streaming Lesson 107 Quiz 19 on 12.3-12.4 Bible – zoom classroom
High School Language Arts
Spelling: Regular weekly word list as assigned by email.
Writing Assignment: 5 paragraph essay, minimum of 5 sentences per paragraph.
In a persuasive essay,you attempt to convince readers to agree with your point of view on an argument.
For example, an essay analyzing changes in Italian art during the Renaissance wouldn’t be a persuasive essay, because there’s no argument, but an essay where you argue that Italian art reached its peak during the Renaissance would be a persuasive essay because you’re trying to get your audience to agree with your viewpoint.Persuasive and argumentative essays both try to convince readers to agree with the author, but the two essay types have key differences. Argumentative essays show a more balanced view of the issue and discuss both sides. Persuasive essays focus more heavily on the side the author (YOU) agrees with. They also often include more of the author’s opinion than argumentative essays, which tend to use only facts and data to support their argument.All persuasive essays have the following: • Introduction: Introduces the topic, explains why it’s important, and ends with the thesis. • Thesis: A sentence that sums up what the essay be discussing and what your stance on the issue is. • Reasons you believe your side of the argument: Why do you support the side you do? Typically each main point will have its own body paragraph. • Evidence supporting your argument: Facts or examples to back up your main points. Even though your opinion is allowed in persuasive essays more than most other essays, having concrete examples will make a stronger argument than relying on your opinion alone. • Conclusion: Restatement of thesis, summary of main points, and a recap of why the issue is important.
What Makes a Good Persuasive Essay Topic?Theoretically, you could write a persuasive essay about any subject under the sun, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Certain topics are easier to write a strong persuasive essay on, and below are tips to follow when deciding what you should write about.It’s a Topic You Care AboutObviously, it’s possible to write an essay about a topic you find completely boring. You’ve probably done it! However, if possible, it’s always better to choose a topic that you care about and are interested in. When this is the case, you’ll find doing the research more enjoyable, writing the essay easier, and your writing will likely be better because you’ll be more passionate about and informed on the topic.You Have Enough Evidence to Support Your ArgumentJust being passionate about a subject isn’t enough to make it a good persuasive essay topic, though. You need to make sure your argument is complex enough to have at least two potential sides to root for, and you need to be able to back up your side with evidence and examples. Even though persuasive essays allow your opinion to feature more than many other essays, you still need concrete evidence to back up your claims, or you’ll end up with a weak essay.For example, you may passionately believe that mint chocolate chip ice cream is the best ice cream flavor (I agree!), but could you really write an entire essay on this? What would be your reasons for believing mint chocolate chip is the best (besides the fact that it’s delicious)? How would you support your belief? Have enough studies been done on preferred ice cream flavors to support an entire essay? When choosing a persuasive essay idea, you want to find the right balance between something you care about (so you can write well on it) and something the rest of the world cares about (so you can reference evidence to strengthen your position).It’s a Manageable TopicBigger isn’t always better, especially with essay topics. While it may seem like a great idea to choose a huge, complex topic to write about, you’ll likely struggle to sift through all the information and different sides of the issue and winnow them down to one streamlined essay. For example, choosing to write an essay about how WWII impacted American life more than WWI wouldn’t be a great idea because you’d need to analyze all the impacts of both the wars in numerous areas of American life. It’d be a huge undertaking. A better idea would be to choose one impact on American life the wars had (such as changes in female employment) and focus on that. Doing so will make researching and writing your persuasive essay much more feasible. Topics to choose from a high school student:
• Should students learn cursive writing in school? • Which is more important: PE class or music class? • Is it better to have year-round school with shorter breaks throughout the year? • Should class rank be abolished in schools? • Should students be able to attend public universities for free? What’s the most effective way to change the behavior of school bullies?• Are the SAT and ACT accurate ways to measure intelligence? Should students be able to learn sign language instead of a foreign language? • Does doing homework actually help students learn more? • Should parents/teachers be able to ban certain books from schools?• What’s the best way to reduce cheating in school? Should colleges take a student’s race into account when making admissions decisions?