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1 WHERE I STAND ESSAY Mrs. Michel’s English I Class

2 A genre exchange project Where I Stand

3 Your essay should be a minimum of eight paragraphs. Directions:

4 Each of the eight paragraphs has its own topic!

5 Stay focused on your topic in each paragraph A tip for good writing:

6 Begin each paragraph with the prompt and then elaborate on that idea for at least five sentences. Use vivid verbs! A few more hints:

7 Process for writing  Brainstorm (pre-write)  Outline  Rough drafts (including peer editing and teacher conference)  Final copy First two steps:Last two steps:

8 PARAGRAPH TOPICS For your essay…

9 I am...  This is where you get the chance to introduce yourself to your reader.  Tell him/her anything interesting, like how old you are, where you grew up, and about your family

10 I love...  This is where you tell your reader about something or someone you love.  Explain what makes him or her loveable and special or detail your favorite food by using your senses.

11 I believe…  This is where you pick something you believe in more than anything else.  It might be a religion, social issue, or a quote and then tell your reader why.

12 I do not like…  Please do not give any real names of friends, enemies, or teachers here. You can talk about people by using a fake name but NO REAL NAMES!  This really should go beyond people; think of subjects in school, chores, or maybe even something political that you don’t like.

13 I want...  Tell your reader what you want either from life or maybe for your birthday or maybe Christmas.  Describe what you want by using your senses if it is tangible.

14 I have....  Tell your reader about something that you have that you are proud of and want your reader to know more about.  Explain to your reader why it is important to you.  It might be something tangible, a skill you have, etc.

15 I prefer...  Tell your reader about a preference you have, whether it be clothes, subjects in school, or anything else that matters to you.  Explain what qualities make that thing special.

16 The last paragraph is your conclusion  Conclusion paragraphs summarize what you have said in each of your other paragraphs.  Here you also wrap up your thoughts.

17 Rough Draft: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Final Draft: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Your rough drafts are due by TUESDAY.

18 On the back of your essay sheet. Outlining:

19 Then work on your outline. Think of what would work for each paragraph.

20 Sample Introduction I am Mrs. Michel a) I was born in 1983 in Charleston, SC b) My parents got divorced when I was young c) I have a half sister d) Both of my parents got along and lived in the same city e) I have a fun, diverse family

21 Paragraph 2 I love working on my house - I got my house in It needed a lot of work - Work I’ve done: electric, walls, painting, floors, deck, landscaping, etc. - Work I have left to do: workshop, backyard, etc.


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