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October 31, 2016 Due Today: Journal – staple assignment sheet to back Do Now – Favorite childhood Halloween costume HW: Happy Halloween
Sentence Types – Comma? �Complex (starting with a dependent) �When our town built a new playground, people of all ages helped. �Compound PTSD is a dangerous syndrome, so people who have it should seek help.
1. THE BIG BAD WOLF
#1 THESIS Does anyone want to know the secret to writing a thesis? Answer the question!
Essay day 2 : DO NOW CHALLENGE! 11/1 In your book you have 30 seconds to list all things to remember when writing the THESIS You have 1 minute to share out with your team and compile your thesis list. And the Winner is…
#1 THESIS Is there a good way to answer the question? • No first or second person POV- just say it • Be detailed, yet clear and concise. Answer the question in ONE SENTENCE. • Make sure to TAG (title/author/genre) it if you are writing about literature! • Last sentence of the introduction
#1 THESIS Example analyzing Republican Sniper: The Republican Sniper, a character in Liam O'Flaherty's short story “Sniper”, is skilled and experienced. Now lets practice with Terry… Write a thesis (answer) to this prompt: Include 1. TAG 2. Terms from question 3. Two adjectives (how he was at the start vs end) How does Gary Paulsen characterize Terry as a DYNAMIC character in his short story “Stop the Sun”?
#2 Find Evidence Notes: - typically, use evidence in order they occur - 3 lines of a quote is MAX - Use only what you need “…he started…” Find 4 pieces of evidence - 2 pieces – Terry at the START - 2 pieces – Terry at the END (proves change)
Evaluate Evidence Do Now: Which TWO of the three quotes best supports embarrassed? 1) “…His father was squirming along the floor on his stomach” (Paulsen 3). 2) “Terry sat in the chair next to his father, looking at the floor, wanting only for the earth to open and let him drop in a deep hole” (Paulsen 3). 3) “…he would cross the street when he saw his father coming…” (Paulsen 3).
#2 Find Evidence Notes on Intro Evidence Notes: - typically, use evidence in order they occur - 2 lines of a quote is MAX - Use only what you need “…he started…” Find 4 pieces of evidence - 2 pieces – Terry at the START - 2 pieces – Terry at the END (proves change)
Essay day 3 : DO NOW 11/2 Direct vs indirect quotes Share out adjective and quotes
Jane Schaffer Paragraph T Topic sentence: Introduces the focus/topic of the paragraph (reason or example) – Start with a transition CD A specific detail or quote to support the reason/example – need to introduce the quote – give context (5 Ws) and cite it “I am mad” (Paulsen 3). CM Paraphrase and explain the detail/quote (possibly give the rest of the 5 Ws) CM Explain HOW the detail/quote proves your reason/example from thesis C CD/CM 1/CM 2 is one CHUNK – you need TWO chunks in your paragraphs Wrap up the paragraph by restating the reason (synonym)
Jane Schaffer Paragraph T Transition + focus (Terry + adj) Context + quote 1 CD CM Chunk #1 CM REMINDERS: NO 1 or 2 POV TRANS +Context + quote 2 CD Chunk #2 CM CM Transition + focus (Terry + adj/synonym C st nd
Jane Schaffer Paragraph T CD At the start of the story, the Republican Sniper is depicted as a skilled man. Toward the middle of the story, the Republican Sniper is on a rooftop and after killing an enemy soldier with one shot, “The sniper fired again. The woman whirled round and fell with a shriek …” (O’Flaherty 1). (CM 1) CM CM C The sniper’s actions reveal
Jane Schaffer Paragraph T CD At the start of the story, the Republican Sniper is depicted as a skilled man. The Republican Sniper is trapped on the roof and he shoots an enemy soldier, then, “The sniper fired again. The woman whirled round and fell with a shriek …” (O’Flaherty 1). As the reader can see, the sniper skilled because he was able to defend himself. CM CM C He was able to hit the enemy soldier in one shot, and hit the woman, who was a moving target.
Jane Schaffer Paragraph T Transition + focus (Terry + adj) Context + quote 1 CD CM Chunk #1 CM REMINDERS: NO 1 or 2 POV TRANS +Context + quote 2 CD Chunk #2 CM CM Transition + focus (Terry + adj/synonym) C st nd
Now let’s ROCK and ROAR! 1. With your team, read the example paragraph and mark all of the parts. 2. When you finish, check yours against the key. 3. Now check your paragraph – do you have all the parts?
Now let’s ROCK and ROAR! When you finish the quiz … 1. Self Edit – check your body paragraph for: • Present tense • No first or second person POV • Read aloud to check that it makes sense and you are not missing words 2. Start writing your SECOND body paragraph HW: 3 Achieves by Sunday Finish SECOND body paragraph
Transitions Link your ideas and paragraphs with transition words/phrases • Example transitions: For example, For instance, Consequently, Thus, Because of this, As a result, In summary, Hence, Therefore,