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TODAY’S GOALS Finish outlining our essays on Edward Snowden Learn about introductions through: Expert group teaching Partner practice Independent writing Homework: STEMS due the Wednesday after Thanksgiving
TRANSFER TASK: AFTER THANKSGIVING Write an essay arguing whether Some One is a hero or villain. Use details from the texts to support your claim. Be sure to use the strategies we’ve learned for: MEAEAL plan paragraphs Incorporating quotations Counter-arguments Strong transitions Thesis statements Introductions Conclusions Outlining
OUTLINE Make sure your outline contains: A thesis statement that is arguable and contains a because clause Three main idea statements that help to prove this thesis Evidence that supports your main ideas A counter-claim and rebuttal
INTRODUCTION HOOK BRIDGE THESIS BODY PARAGRAPH: MEAEAL BODY PARAGRAPH- Counter Claim Rebuttal CONCLUSION
Grab the Reader’s Attention Here are some techniques to get the paper started. Remember, use a technique that is ACTUALLY interesting and not overused or cliché. ØBegin with a statistic ØCite a relevant quotation ØRelate a personal anecdote ØBegin with a dramatic Ønarrative ØGive an amazing or unusual fact ØOffer a bold opinion STEP 1: DRAFT A HOOK Ha, ha! I got you to read my essay!
STEP 2: ADD A BRIDGE Heroes are like glasses, they help people see what’s really important in society by setting good examples in their own lives. Heroes allow people to see a woman helping another 1. Hook 2. Build a BRIDGE between your hook and your thesis by explaining your hook and setting your reader up for your thesis statement. 3. Thesis statement woman into her car. Heroes allow people to see a child giving a nickel to a poor man. Heroes allow people to see an elderly woman stop to pick a flower for her friend. Through this lens, ordinary citizens are able to picture a world in which everyone is extraordinary, a world in which people do what’s right, even when no one is looking. Though they may have super powers which allow them to do these things, true heroes understand that to inspire the extraordinary in the ordinary, heroes must act with integrity at all times.
STEP 3: ADD YOUR THESIS Type your final thesis statement after your bridge. Make sure it contains an abstract noun. Make sure it’s ONE complete (and complex) sentence. Make sure your hook and bridge help it make sense! Decide what, if any, transitions need to be present for your thesis to fit into the paragraph. Add them.
HOOKS Read about the introduction at your table. Write a one-sentence summary of this strategy. Make a poster with the name of your strategy and a short description of how to use it.
HOOKS Take notes as other groups present. Choose one to use in YOUR introduction.