ELA 702: Updates

Updates in the 702 classroom!

—— 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR ABOVE——


Lyddie Novel – PDF Version

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This digital version of Lyddie will be for those who are reading in class, using an iPad, or at home.


A link to the PDF for class:

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If a page is hard to read, follow here also:



New School Year

2018-2019 School Year Starts Here

Common Greek/Latin Roots

Hi class!

Click here to take your English to the next level. Understanding popular Greek/Latin roots can help you to identify 60% of words in the English language!

New School Year

2017-2018 School Year Starts Here


Counterargument examples

Hi Class,


As per our discussion about counter examples today, you can look at some of the notes we drafted during our brief review. I hope they help. Also, don’t forget to look on Goquest. I posted another example on the assignment and then ask you to create one of your own. If you complete the assignment in full, bonus points are to be gained!

Happy arguing,

~Mr. A

7th Grade Homeowrk 10/17


  1. for each new vocabulary word on page 44 of your workbook, make one new sentence each (for words 1-4).
  2. Reread: “Loss of Culturally Vital Cattle Leaves Dinka Tribe Adrift in Refugee Camps” to prepare for tomorrow’s exam.
    1. think of the question “What are some similar and different perspectives of people in the Dinka and Nuer tribes?”
      1. Use evidence/quote to make inferences

ELA 702 and 8: Expository Essay Outline

ELA 702 & 8: Expository Writing Outline

Essay Outline

I. Introduction

a) Hook- A sentence or two to capture your reader’s interest

b) Introduction to topic and subtopics

c) Argument/ Claim- This is your thesis/topic [ie. Tourism in Macau]

II. Subtopic #1 [ie. Geography/ Demographic/Climate/ Transportation/ etc.]

a) Fact #1

b) Evidence #1

c) Fact #2

d) Evidence #2

e) Fact #3 (optional)- You should have an extra reason if your claims don’t strongly support your claims

f) Evidence #3… Continue reading

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