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Student Prompt Write a comparison and contrast essay about two vacation spots. © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
What is a Comparison and Contrast Essay? – Student Essay To write a comparison and contrast essay you need to: Use factual details to analyze the similarities and differences Help the reader understand the points of comparison Include facts, examples, statistics, or direct quotes from experts Present the information in a consistent way Use your own words except for quoted material A comparison and contrast essay is a piece of writing in which the writer looks for similarities and differences about a particular topic. © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Prewriting and Planning - Student Essay Write down the key ideas using a graphic organizer Review and make sure at least 2 similarities and 2 differences are included Share what youve written and ask for feedback ټ Teacher Check © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Prewriting and Planning-Student Graphic Organizers Effective Lead: Subject 1 Subject 2 Strong Concluding Sentence: Point 1 Point 2 Similarities Differences © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
First Draft - Student Essay Make sure each paragraph relates to the main topic Expand each idea adding supporting details with evidence Make sure youve included all needed information ټTeacher Check © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Revising the Draft – Student Essay Check to make sure you have used: Included an effective lead captures your readers attention and gives an overview of the main idea Used strong verbs and precise nouns Used a variety of sentences and beginnings Included a strong concluding sentence to tie your essay together and bring it to a close ټ Teacher Check © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Editing the Draft – Student Essay Check for correct capitalization-beginning of sentences, names, etc. Check to make sure punctuation is correct-periods, commas, etc. Check to make sure all words are spelled correctly Check to make sure you have correct grammar and usage Indent each time you begin a new paragraph ټ Teacher Check © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Reviewing the Rubric – Student Essay Ideas and ContentWord Choice My piece has a clear purpose or I use words that are precise, effective makes a point and make my meaning clear I clearly share my point of view I use vocabulary appropriate to the My ideas match my purpose and the topic audience I use descriptive words that bring my I use an adequate number of details ideas to life or examples to support my ideas I use dialogue and figurative language when appropriate Sentence FluencyConventions I use a variety of sentences and I spell words correctly begin my sentences in different ways I use capital letters correctly My piece sounds good when read I use punctuation correctly aloud I use correct grammar and usage I use correct paragraphs OrganizationVoice I use an effective beginning and My writing shows how I really think concluding sentence and feel I use details effectively to support My writing brings the piece to life my piece and holds the readers interest I have smooth transitions to connect I maintain my point of view my ideas ټ Teacher Check © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Final Draft and Publishing Look at the rubric Check your writing to see that you have followed the rubric Make sure to check capitalization, spelling, and punctuation Published is perfect © 2010 TLC All Rights Reserved
Name __________________ Period _____. Getting Started Audience: – Fifth Grade Students – Parents and Families – Teachers – Principals Purpose: Format:
Writing Process Rubric
The Writing Process.
What does it take to produce effective writing? The goal is clear, fluent, and effective communication of IDEAS.
The Writing Process Write On! Drafting Revising Proofreading
Writing Traits and the Writing Process. Writing Process Prewriting Drafting Sharing Revising Editing Finishing/ Publishing Writing Traits Ideal Organization.
THE WRITING PROCESS. Prewriting It is the process of freely exploring ideas, choosing a topic, and gathering and organizing details before you write.
The Writing Process Review.
The keys to successful writing. Ideas Organization Word Choice Voice Sentence Fluency Conventions.
Revise and Edit I can work in small groups to revise and edit my essay. I can offer feedback to peers about revising and editing their draft.
What to look for when evaluating a piece of writing.
STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING!. The writing process consists of strategies that will help you proceed from idea or purpose to the final statement.
October 17, 2011 Homework Vocabulary Unit 3 words make your own definitions Vocabulary quiz tomorrow!!! Spelling Unit 4 words 3 times each Do Now Writing.
Revising First Drafts What Does It Mean to Revise?
Writing a Paragraph. Parts of a Paragraph Topic sentence – states the main idea of the paragraph Supporting details – provide explanations/facts/examples.
Elaborated paragraphs Cynthia Hatchell 7 th grade Language Arts.
A Writing Plan for Dyer School Fall Prewriting– generate ideas Drafting– organize & write it down Revising– refine & make it better Editing–
The Writing Process. What makes a sentence? A sentence is a complete thought Sentence must have a subject A sentence must have a verb.
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