ELA Week 1: The Power of Words

This week, we talked a lot about the Power of Words, and why it’s important to have a good command of the English language. You shouldn’t think of ELA as a class that teaches you a bunch of rules. You should think of it as a class that fills up your communication toolbox, because if you have a full toolbox of communication tools, you have the power to change the world. If you don’t have that toolbox, changing the world gets much, much harder.

The following assignments were handed out this week. All are available on Google Classrooom.

  1. BOOKMATCH Worksheet. For this assignment, you were given a worksheet and asked to find a book you think you might want to read. Then, you were to answer the questions on the worksheet about your book.
    • Submit: On paper or in Google Classroom
    • Due: Aug. 30
  2. Direct Quote Practice. This assignment was designed to help you know when the use a direct quote and when to paraphrase. You were to read excerpts from a first-person essay, and then paraphrase the essay using only one direct quote.
    • Submit: Google Classroom
    • Due: Aug. 30
  3. Paraphrase Practice. This activity asked you to paraphrase a news story. First, you paraphrased each paragraph of the story. Next, you summarized the entire thing.
    • Submit: Google Classroom
    • Due: Aug. 31

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