English 11 warm-ups (Spring 14)

Remember: Great warm-up answers often contain the words "because" and "for example".

  1. (1/8)  Warm-Up #1
  2. (1/13) Who would be a better boyfriend or girlfriend? A Romantic or a Neo-Classic? (5 sentences)
  3. (1/21) Warm-Up #3: As you watch this video, describe the behavior and methods of the students. How do they react to the use of force? In your answer, cite specific words and actions you witness in the video.   
  4. (2/4) Do the “Vocabulary in Context” exercise on page 92 of the Interactive Reading workbook.
  5. (2/21) How many songs have you memorized? Think about the ones you know by heart and the ones you don't. Why are some more memorable than others? (5 sentences)
  6. (3/18) Read the "Sample Teacher-Modeled Essay" in your Argumentative Essay packet and determine whether it uses outline A or outline B. If it is A, describe three things you would do to change it to B. If it is B, describe three things you would do to change it to A.
  7. (3/19) Consider the following claim: "Colleges should not ask applicants to identify their race." Give two or three reasons to support this claim. Identify the audience. Present the audience's opposing view. Write a counterargument for the opposing view.
  8. (3/20) Consider the following claim: "The drinking age should be lowered to eighteen." 1. Give two or three reasons to support this claim; 2. Identify the audience; 3. Present the audience's opposing view; 4. Write a counterargument for the opposing view. You may do this in small groups (no more than 4) or alone. Talk softly, please. You have 5 minutes! 
  9. (4/28) Warm-Up #9
  10. (5/5) Brainstorm a list of at least 10 words associated with the color green. Make sure at least 5 of them are abstract ideas that green symbolizes (for example: money).