Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scribe 1-25-11

Today was started just as usual with smith greeting us saying good morning. We went over the homework 1O sources, writing are question about are topic. Then we went over grammar for the day sentence parts and phrases . Later we discussed how to compile a good question (Should or to what extent). Then smith gave us work time  to work on all of our homework.

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 20, 2010

We started off class by reviewing our homework which is to finish the CSAP packet. Also, there will be a grammar test tomorrow and the grammar sheet we’ve been working on all week is due. After reviewing the night’s homework we worked with some sentences to prepare for our grammar test tomorrow. Next, we went online to our Diigo accounts and looked for sources for our essay. We learned how to tag, highlight and bookmark sources; we will be expected to have ten sources when we start our paper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scribe 1/18/11

Today in Smith’s class we worked on more grammar and this week’s sentence is “jeb likes cars but he can’t drive yet” label parts of speech and sentence parts of speech. But is labeled coor conj, can’t is a helping verb, drive is a verb, and yet is an adverb.  Today we also worked on narrowing our research paper down to three ideas. Ideas must be current things that are going on today.  Make a bulleted list of your ideas. Think images, hidden messages, connotations, ideas, values, concepts, and myths the media makes.  Also think about who the author is, what is the ethos of that author, what is the ad trying to accomplish, and who is the targeted audience.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Scribe January 13, 2011

We started off the day by practicing grammar. There will be a grammar test tomorrow! Also CSAP paragraph is do tomorrow and we will be presenting our ethos, Pathos and logos advertisements. We had the rest of class to work on the ads to prepare for tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Scribe 1/11/11

Today is January 11, 2011.  The day started with our grammar sentence.  The sentence for this week is     “ my friend alex plays tennis.”  You need to label it as a dependent or independent clause and a simple or complex sentence for the 12th.  After grammar the class grouped up and discussed their examples of ethos, pathos, and logos.  Smith then let us choose our groups for an advertisement.  We are supposed to use ethos, pathos and logos.  The guide lines can be found on Smiths web page under second semester.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scribe 01/10/11

Today is January 10, 2011. We started class with our Grammar sentence.  The sentence for this weak is “my friend alex plays tennis”.  Homework for tonight was:  looking for examples of ethos, pathos, and logos in magazines, newspapers, and Google images.  We need to bring in quality examples of each of them.  We also need to explain what appeal is being used.  Smith suggests considering color, amount of text, text style, amount of image, type of images, people featured, people’s expressions, what you are encouraged to think or do, and how it uses specific appeal of ethos, pathos, and logos.  Smith stated that we would be doing CSAP training to improve our scores from last year.  Smith then made us write about a time where we were compelled to buy something and what convinced us to buy it.  We discussed some of the convincing factors involved in some of our purchases.               Notes about The Rhetorical Triangle came next.  The triangle consists of ways a speaker can persuade and appeal to the audience in three different areas: ethos (ethical appeals), pathos (emotional appeals), and logos (logical appeals).

Sunday, January 9, 2011


At the beginning of class we did our quiz on labeling the parts of speech of the sentence Mrs. Smith had given us early in the week. We had to identify the noun, verb, subject, predicate, simple sentence, prepositional phrase, preposition, object of the preposition, adjectives, and adverbs. Because it was our first test, she allowed us to use the purple packets we recieved on Teusday. After we had completed our quizes, we had to finish our other quiz. We had to answer all the questions in the packet, a short answer, and a rough and final draft of a paper. The paper had to be writen as a letter to Mr. Booth why we think or don't think uniforms should be enforces at Arapahoe. This was to be writen in extended response form which we did plenty of times last semester. We worked on this most of the week and nobody had an issue finishing. That was all that happened on January 7, 2011.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scribe 1/5/11

Today I came to class and we started learning about independent and dependent clauses. We went over the sentence we had yesterday and started on Wednesday in our “Appendix a packet”. The independent clause (also called the main clause) is in every complete sentence, can usually stands alone, and doesn’t start with a relative pronoun or a subordinating conjunction. The dependent clause (also called the subordinate clause),can never stand alone, starts with a subordinating conjunction, and there are 3 types.1. Adverb 2. Additive 3. Noun . After we learned about these and applied it to our sentence she told us we should study it for 5 minutes. Then we started our next assessment, “The Waxed Generation” by Michael Koenigs. We will have time to work on this in class for the next few days.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jan 4 Connor B

Hello, it is Tuesday, January 4, 2011, the first day back from Christmas break. I hope everyone had a fun break and had a good Christmas and New Years, I know I did. Today started with Mrs. Smith telling us good morning and us getting the homework. Our homework for today is to finish the reflection if you don’t in class and to give your parents email to Mrs. Smith if you haven’t yet. On our desks were a note card and a grammar packet that we are going to need throughout the semester so DON’T LOSE IT. We then went over our class expectations for the second semester on Mrs. Smith’s class home page. This semester we will be reading; Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Lord of The Flies by William Golding, and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, so you can buy these books and read ahead if you aren’t the best reader. After, we worked on grammar and fixed the grammar in a sentence. Then we worked on our reflection and the guidelines are:
 How did first semester go? What were some of the highlights? What were some of the challenges?
 What are your goals for second semester(personal, class, school)?
 How are you going to achieve these goals? Be specific.
 What are you going to do (create a plan) when you are struggling to achieve your goals?
 What can I do to help you achieve your goals?
 Print out and turn in
After that we were done with our first English class of the second semester.