--Take out your copy of the "End-of-Unit Essay--Procedures List #3" document and any related materials.
*TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR LAST TWO ASSESSMENTS FOR THE PLAY THAT I HAVE PLACED ON YOUR DESK. WHAT CONCLUSIONS CAN YOU DRAW VIA SELF-REFLECTION? I WILL BE TAKING THESE ASSESSMENTS BACK LATER IN CLASS, SO PLEASE DO NOT SNAP THEM INTO YOUR BINDER.*
S. the C.
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework. It would behoove you to check the blog and SchoolTool often. Additionally, if you have an "NG" for a Marking Period, following up with me ASAP is in your best interest.
--You should leave class today with...
- at least one body paragraph completely outlined
- a sound understanding of what a hook is
- a sound understanding of what a bridge is
- a stronger understanding of what a thesis statement is
- the ability to craft a hook and bridge (and, therefore, an introduction when combined with your thesis statement!) for your essay
- a potential hook written for your essay
Writing Workshop #1 -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay (Preparing to Write)
--IF YOU ARE "AHEAD OF THE GAME" IN THE WRITING PROCESS, SEE ME DURING THIS TIME!
--purposeful oral reading of the eighth step
--modeling/Q & A
--purposeful oral reading of the ninth step
--modeling/Q & A
--Transition--pick up copies of the "A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph!" document from the front table
--quiet and independent work time
Brain Break -- The Shoe Game
--Pick up a copy of the "Writing--Crafting Introductions" document from the front table. Then, purposefully read the first page of the document and wait for me to give you further directions.
Writing Workshop #2 -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay (Beginning to Write)
--hook, bridge, thesis statement Q & A
--oral reading of sample introductions
--share-out as per purposeful reading directions
--Transition--take out a clean sheet of lined paper--label the page "My Hook--Here Goes!"
--two-three introductions from sample essays from the past shared:
--quick-write a potential hook for your essay (8 minutes)--Do we need to review how quick writes work?
DEAR -- Free Reading Books (time permitting)
--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine
HW (Class Preparation)
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit. The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 4/21. See the list below for ideas of how to move forward:
- Finish outlining all of your body paragraphs if you have not already done so.
- Reread your hook written at the end of today's class block. Make any necessary changes in order to improve this hook. Then, craft a bridge for your essay that logically links this hook to your thesis statement.
- On the same page as your hook written at the end of today's class block, write a second hook using an entirely different method. Is this one stronger than your first effort?
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnq17dyxyu4 (writing hooks)