Welcome! Language ArtsMs. MarekThursday-Friday, January 26-27,2012
Independent Reading Retrieve your library book READ READ READ READ READ READ READ
ScheduleTuesday Data AnalysisWednesday SRIThursday Meet the Candidates / Main Idea, Summarizing, ParaphrasingFriday Main Idea, Summarizing, Paraphrasing • Welcome to Semester 2 • Make sure to learn your new schedule • Consider getting a new notebook
OBJECTIVE SWBAT determine main idea in a text or selection of text. SWBAT summarize and paraphrase text or selection of text.
Think*Write*Share* What do you know about the election? Some sample questions for you to consider as you are writing what you know … – Who is running? – Who is in the lead? – How do our elections work? – What are these primary elections all about?
Important Vocabulary You will have a quiz next FRIDAY – February 3 campaign: the competition for public office candidate: a person who seeks office caucus: an early statewide meeting where members of a political party select delegates to support their favorite candidates convention: a big meeting in which delegates from a political party pick the candidates for President and Vice President delegate: a person given power or authority to act for others; a representative
Important Vocabulary You will have a quiz next FRIDAY – February 3 front-runner: a candidate who is thought to be in the lead nominee: a person chosen by a political party to be a candidate political party: an organized group of voters with similar ideas and goals for a country and its government. The two main parties in the U.S. are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. polls: surveys of specific groups; places where people vote primary: an early, statewide election in which voters choose their favorite candidates
Ron Paul Libertarian (type of Republican – personal liberty is most important value) Representative, Texas 1970s, 1980s, 1997-2012
Candidates (no longer running) Rick Perry Michele Bachmann Herman Cain
Summarizing vs Paraphrasing Indicator 2.A.4.d – 31% Basic Paraphrasing – taking a section of text and restating it in your own words Summarizing - telling the main idea or selection of events in your own words
Paraphrase Practice Paraphrase the old saying, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” Dont just write: “Wait until the chickens have hatched before counting them.” Instead, examine the idea behind the phrase and restate it in more direct terms. “Never assume you’ll get something you want until you have it.
Summarizing Now that we’ve reviewed paraphrasing, let’s discuss how to effectively summarize. A is a short piece of writing about a longer piece. A summary includes only the most important details or main ideas.
Summarizing vs Paraphrasing Indicator 2.A.4.d – 31% Basic What is the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing?
Summarizing “Gingrich wins South Carolina” Work with a partner to complete a main idea, supporting details, related facts chart Work independently to write a summary of the article on a SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER!
Homework Read a newspaper article about the 2012 election. – Must come from a reputable source (New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Time Magazine, Newsweek) Complete a main idea, supporting details, related facts chart. Complete a 1 paragraph summary of the article. Make sure to include the title of the article and where you found it. Darryl Smith Team Harvard Ms. Marek 1/27/12 “Gingrich Emerges as Frontrunner” New York Times
Weekend Homework Candidate Report (1-2 pages) Select a candidate running for president Find out his / her bibliographic information (where was she/he born, what jobs has she/her had in the past) Determine his / her political beliefs Include his / her campaign slogan
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