Welcome English 7C
  • Week 4 - Writing Arguments

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 4/19/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Week 4 Update

    I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! Attached you will find a weekly update for Week 4. Please make sure your student is reading it thoroughly before starting work. 

     

    I still have a few of you guys not completing work throughout the week. Students, Here is a link to all cycle 6 work that you are responsible for. Progress report grades will be submitted on the 24th. You are allotted a week to do 90 minutes’ worth of work, so please be vigilant to do your work in a timely fashion. There will be 3 grades students will be held accountable for by the 24th:

     

    Week 1: ad analysis

    Week 2: advertisement/ commercial

    Week 3’s: Author’s Argument

     

     

    Though our cluster is at 100% attendance weekly, we are not getting 100% attendance across the board for all core teachers. It is important that your student keep a line of communication open at least once a week with all of their instructors so that we can know they are taking care of their work and themselves during this time. They should be emailing me personally to ask questions or joining Microsoft Teams on the schedules Tuesday meaning or they can call me through TEAMS from 1-3. We would like autonomy at this time to alleviate stress on parents, so please encourage them to ask questions through us first.  

    stay calm

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  • Week 3 - Researching Arguments

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 4/13/2020

    Week 3 Updates

     

    Hello all!

     

     

    I hope you are doing well and staying healthy! Attached you will find a weekly update for Week 3. Please make sure your student is reading it thoroughly before starting work. 

     

    It is important that your student keep a line of communication open at least once a week with their instructors so that we can know they are taking care of their work and themselves during this time. 

     

     

    In last week's assignment, I asked students to send their feedback in regard to distance learning. Some FAQ (frequently asked questions) can be found answered below:

     

    Q: How do we find and open our student email?

    A: Student email can be accessed through Microsoft Office 365 with your student ID. Clickhere to see a step by step video to understand how. 

     

    Q: Will we go back to school again?

    A: I am unaware of when it will be safe for us to go back to school. I too have grown restless and miss seeing your smiling faces, silly jokes and caring hearts every day. Hopefully, we can return sooner rather than later.

     

    Q: Can we call you outside of your Tuesday Microsoft Teams time if we have an urgent question?

    A: Yes! email me first let me know so I can schedule a meeting.  

     

    Q: Can you please make each assignment more understandable?

    A: I have and will continue to be available through Teams and email to answer questions. As for understandable assignment instructions, there are videos, newsletters and written instructions to aid and guide your completion of the work. Please make sure you are looking through all of those resources BEFORE you ask questions to clarify instructions. 

     sending good vibes

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  • Week 2- Mastering Persuasion

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 4/5/2020

     

    Mastering Persuasion (WEEK 2)

    This week, we will be expanding from ethos, pathos, logos in advertising to persuasive techniques used in advertisements. You will complete a weekly journal and apply our knowledge of ethos, pathos, logos, and persuasive techniques  into a choice assignment to show mastery. You will have two options to choose from for the choice assignment. 

     

     

       

    After students have watched the videos and read the notes over ethos, pathos, logos, and techniques used in advertisements, complete the two assignments below. Go in the order in which they are numbered. ALL Assignments due April 12th@ 8pm on Google Classroom.  

    1. Weekly Reflection: We continue to write as we adjust to our temporary new normal. Write a minimum of 3 entries, focusing on mood and gratitude. What is it that you are feeling as the days pass and for whom and what are you grateful as the days pass? Turn in your reflection in google classroom.  *This is optional, but I would love to hear from you!
    2. Choice assignment: Create a commercial or print advertisement and write a 10 sentence reflection on how you used Ethos, Pathos, Logos and persuasive techniques. (10pts)

    SHOW MASTERY: Create a commercial or print ad for your favorite daily use item(for ex: phone, computer, scrunchie, pencil, a book, etc.)  Instructions & Rubric



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  • Week 1- Ethos, Pathos & Logos with Advertisements

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 3/30/2020 8:00:00 AM

    This unit is about persuasive arguments and the rhetorical practices used: Ethos, Pathos, Logos. First, look at the document titles Analyzing Ads. There are a couple of videos to watch and an article to look over, Do this first before starting any assignments.

    There are going to be three assignments:
    1. Weekly Reflection: I made a copy of the document for you titled 'Reflection March 30-April 3rd' to be turned in at the end of the week.
    2. Task- Cards: I made a copy of the document for you. Once you are done with it, turn it in.
    3. Ad Analysis: I made a copy of the document for you. Once you are done with it, turn it in.


    *The notes, instructions, videos, articles, advertisements, and task cards are linked in the 'Analyzing Ads' document.

    All of the following is accessible and to be turn in on Google Classroom by students only.

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  • Weekly Update

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 3/27/2020
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  • Remote Learning

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 3/23/2020

    The following email went out to parents in regard to Remote learning. 

     

    Just checking in on everyone during this unpredicted time. I have been spending my time thinking of you all and hope you are doing well!

     

    If you have not noticed, I have been posting on the Remind app, encouraging students to continue working and learning as their bright minds can not afford to lose such precious and hard earned information. If you are not a part of the remind, you can join it by texting @mnellums to the number 81010.

     

    Online Remote learning will begin on March 30th, If you have not, please follow this link to see expectations for the next 2 weeks.

    If you are failing or missing assignments please reach our to the respective teacher as cycle 5 will be closing soon.  

    As I stated, These are unprecedented times and things are moving quickly, rapidly changing. I know that for some of you, school is the last thing you want to think about right now and that is absolutely okay! For others, you may be worried about falling behind or just craving a sense of normalcy, which is also valid. I am keeping all of you in my hearts

     

    I am only one email away if you need anything school-related or just need a listening ear. Please also check the cluster blog for more information regarding other classes.

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  • Weekly Planner

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 8/25/2019

    Each week, the planner below will be update to show what is to be expected by each student during the week. Updates and Reminders will be sent through the remind app. Students and parents can sign up for notifications by texting the message @mnellums to the number 81010.

    PLANNER

     

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  • Welcome

    Posted by Micah Nellums on 8/20/2019

    Welcome to 7C English! I am so excited to be your instructor this year! Here, you will find a brief overview of the cycle. This will be updated every cycle to give students a glance at what is to come in the cycle. 

    In addition, students will have access to a Google Classroom page and a Remind in order to see assignments, updates, and more detailed information about the course. 

     

    syllabus

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