--Pick up the "Culminating Essay Assignment" document from the front table. Spend approximately ten minutes purposefully reading through the document in order to "wrap your mind around" the assignment. The second and third pages are intended to A.) remind you of everything that we have done so far this school year and B.) help you see the bigger picture overarching all of our work. As you are reading through the document, formulate any questions for Mr. Martin as per the directions.
S. the C.
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio--Meetings will occur during class today. Would anyone like to schedule a meeting for a time slot during Mr. Martin's office hours?
--Q & A as per the Jump Off
--controlling quotation for today's block:
- "A thesis is the result of a lengthy thinking process. Formulating a thesis is not the first thing you do after reading an essay assignment. Before you develop an argument on any topic, you have to collect and organize evidence, look for possible relationships between known facts (such as surprising contrasts or similarities), and think about the significance of these relationships. Once you do this thinking, you will probably have a 'working thesis,' a basic or main idea, an argument that you think you can support with evidence but that may need adjustment along the way."
Writing Workshop -- The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea Culminating Essay Assignment
--view TEDEd video titled "Mining Literature for Deeper Meanings"
--set the parameters for today's work block (environment, goals, etc.)
--Transition--pick up the "Thesis Statements" document from The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill (this document might help you during today's work block and is needed in order to complete the HW assignment)
--work block--meetings with Mr. Martin will occur during this time (CWP and/or current assignment) as per the order established on the front board
Closure -- What did I accomplish today?
--Write your name on a scrap of paper.
--Directions: Reflect back upon today's class. Then, answer the question above by writing a few specific sentences. Somewhere within what you write, you must properly punctuate/use a nonrestrictive element. Feel free to consult any helpful materials that you have in your possession.
--When finished, submit your work.
--The due date for submitting a revised Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio is November 18th (just under 2 weeks from today)--YOU MUST schedule a meeting with Mr. Martin to go over your revisions; simply handing in the revisions is unacceptable as per the protocol. When time permits, meetings can/will occur during class time.
--Your thesis statement for the The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea Culminating Essay Assignment is due at the beginning of next class. Your thesis statement: A.) can be handwritten on a piece of lined paper, B.) should be your absolute best effort, and C.) must be strong as per the guidelines present in the "Thesis Statements" document from The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill.