902 Writing - Homework Posts

Due 1/20

posted Jan 15, 2015, 8:49 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please complete your Voices of Action Position Paper using the template that was emailed to you.

Due 1/16

posted Jan 14, 2015, 9:42 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please complete your outline (except the introduction--we will review this in class). This will be your ticket to get a computer so you can type up your essay.

Due 1/14

posted Jan 13, 2015, 8:06 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please continue reading the student model essay. On a blank piece of paper, please copy the elements of persuasive essays. For each element, give an example from the sample essay.

For example:

Element #1: Claim
Tasha says: "Stop and Frisk is the most important issue that New Yorkers are facing because people are being racially profiled for no reason and affected not only physically but mentally."

Due Tuesday, 1/6

posted Dec 23, 2014, 7:55 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Finish your annotated bibliography if you weren't able to complete it in class.

Due Friday 12/19

posted Dec 17, 2014, 9:50 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please complete Paragraph #3 with a counterclaim. Here is the worksheet from today if you lost it.

Due Tuesday, 12/16

posted Dec 12, 2014, 7:12 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please use your fishbowl notes to add on to your paragraph from last week.


1) Counterclaim: What other issue discussed might be more important than your issue?
2) Refutation: Why is your issue STILL more important than this issue?

Writing HW - DUE 12/9

posted Dec 5, 2014, 7:12 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Write one paragraph answering the following question:
  • Why is your issue important to New Yorkers?  
    • What reasons make it important to New Yorkers? 
    • Is it equal opportunity, civil rights, human rights, number of NYers affected?  Explain!

  • Requirements for Paragraph
    • Use ideas from your Fishbowl Discussion/Takeaways
    • Make sure you explain your ideas.
    • You will be assessed by Writing 1B.
    • It can be handwritten or typed and printed.
    • You will hand it in stapled to your Fishbowl Notes.

Due Tuesday, 12/2 by 8PM

posted Dec 2, 2014, 7:45 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli

Please fill out the Issue Choice Form. If you do not complete this by 8PM, you will be placed randomly.

Due Tuesday, 11/25

posted Nov 23, 2014, 8:34 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 8:35 AM ]

Please complete Field Notes #2. All columns, minimum of 5 rows.

Due Tuesday, 11/18

posted Nov 14, 2014, 10:34 AM by Ms. Irene Yannascoli   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 10:35 AM ]

Please complete the Field Notes #1 activity. Go to the "heart" of your neighborhood (use your in-class brainstorm to determine this location), then write the unified idea of your poem at the top of the form. Then, observe for AT LEAST 15 minutes. Make sure that you bring your Vivid Verbs resource with you. Fill out the first two columns of the Field Notes organizer. Make sure that in the "Sensory/Active Description" column, you have written full sentences using both sensory language and your chosen vivid verbs.

If you lost the Field Notes handout, it is attached here.

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