This is your first writing assignment. It's due Monday September9.
With a partner answer the questions below. Turn in one paper with 2 names on it. Type or write neatly. Do your best work.
Read any book off this for any of the outside reading assignments and get automatic approval. Due date for the first reading conference is the day you return from Thanksgiving break. Be sure you bring the book to class for your reading conference!
Click on this link to find complete instructions for the paper, project and presentation.
"Obama Gun Control proposals Unveiled, Marking Biggest legislative Effort in a Generation" (Posted to: Huffingtonpost.com January 30, 2013). This is a summary of the President's effort to reduce gun violence in America. You can access his 13 page proposal by to the article itself on the Huffington Post website. Here's the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/obama-gun-control-proposals_n_2486919.html?view=print&comm_ref=false
'Enough is enough,' Feinstein says in proposing new gun banBy Dana Bash and Tom Cohen, CNNupdated 3:18 PM EST, Sat January 26, 2013
This is the official press release of the Obama/Biden plan to reduce gun violence in America. It's not difficult to read and will give you additional information that will help you understand the major reforms they want to implement. Please note: you do not have to agree with their proposals.
DUE: MONDAY APRIL 22: EXTRA CREDIT: Go to chsarrow.com and enter your e-mail address to receive updates and to win prizes. Then critique at least three articles. Write 450-500 words (about one and one-half pages typed and double spaced). You should discuss the content of the three articles – what you learned and the quality (or lack thereof) of the writing. Don’t hesitate to make suggestions for improvement. You may also discuss the entire publication in terms of layout, design, art, photos. Extra credit must be typed and double-spaced. You must critique a minimum of 3 articles. These must be written after January 1, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: The arrow staff is looking for writers, photographers and as sales people for next year. See Mr. Jimenez or your counselor if interested.
Read the attached article on Californians attitudes towards gun control. Write a short essay in which you compare your attitudes to those of Californians. Pick three specific items or issues to react to. In other words, you need to have three body paragraphs (topic sentences, CD concrete detail, CM commentary). Essays should be typed and double spaced. Be sure to run a spell check and have someone edit your first typed draft before you submit it. In other words, do not turn in slop. DUE: MONDAY APRIL 22.
Read the attached article on whether "The Adventures of Huck Finn" is a racist book. Write a short essay in which you compare your attitudes to those of author of article. Pick three specific items or issues to react to. And include at least one quote from the book and one quote from an adult (preferably and African American) who has read the book. In other words, you need to have three body paragraphs (topic sentences, CD concrete detail, CM commentary). Essays should be typed and double spaced. Be sure to run a spell check and have someone edit your first typed draft before you submit it. In other words, do not turn in slop. DUE: MONDAY APRIL 22.
INSTRUCTIONS: Do the Language Arts Practice Test at home (out of class). You may either a) click on the (blue) URL Link at the top of the article or b) print the test out, take it and bring it to class or c) do it on a separate sheet of paper. Bring your completed test to class on Friday. You'll get a grade for it. Also, be sure to do your own work as you'll take the test a second time in class under test conditions.... If you don't do your own work the first time for the review, you won't be ready for the actual test!