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1 Do-Now 1)Write 5 sentences. They can be about whatever you want. (We will come back to these later.) 2)Think about yesterdays debate lesson. Why is it important to support your opinions with evidence?

2 Lesson Vocabulary supported (adjective): When something is supported, it is held up by something. (en esp. soportado) How are you supported by your friends? How did you support your conclusion/assertion in your conversation? unsupported (adjective): When something is unsupported, it is not supported OR it is inadequately supported (en esp. no soportado) When did you last hear an unsupported claim? How did you conclude that it was unsupported? I will be able to distinguish conclusions/assertions that are supported by facts from conclusions that are unsupported.

3 Lesson Vocabulary distinguish (verb): When you distinguish one thing from another, you separate it based on a special mark or quality. (en esp. distinguir) How can you distinguish a ripe fruit from an unripe fruit? How can you distinguish a reliable friend from an unreliable friend? (A reliable friend ____, while an unreliable friend _____.)

4 Practice Use the handouts to practice distinguishing supported from unsupported conclusions/assertions. I do (Helen Keller) We do (J. Owens) You do (J. Owens Part II)

5 Essay Contest

6 What is a thesis statement? (5 min.) What it ISWhat it is NOT (1) A main idea A detail (2) An argument A fact (3) Can to be proven Cant be proven (4) Can be argued against Cant be argued against Thesis or No-Thesis? 1)Courage is a quality many people have. 2)Courage is not something youre born with; rather, courage comes from overcoming obstacles and carrying on. 3)Courage can sometimes cause more harm than good.

7 Write a thesis statement(5 min) Now, you will use your Reading Response journal entry to pull out YOUR thesis on courage. You should probably find this sentence in your last paragraph. (Based on what I read…. I currently feel that courage….) If you dont like what you wrote, you can come up with a new thesis statement. THE THESIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT; IT CAN CHANGE! In the next 5 minutes, you will INDEPENDENTLY: 1. Write your current thesis on a post-it note. 2. Ensure that your thesis IS a thesis by going through the checklist. 3. Use the G.O. from yesterday (on wall) to begin brainstorming support for your thesis. 1.Think about… Helen Keller, Frank Senior, the astronomers in Chile, your independent reading book, your own life, relatives of yours, Social Studies, movies youve seen, etc.

8 HW 1)Go to the essay contest website: 2)Choose 3 tabs to read about. For each tab, write: The name of the tab (e.g. About Us) At least 2 details about the topic

9 Making an Outline! I.Introduction I.Hook II.Background info III.Thesis statement II.Body Paragraph 1: _____________ I.Topic sentence II.Details/ support III.Concluding sentence (relate topic sentence to thesis) III.Body Paragraph 2: ______________ I.Topic sentence II.Details/support III.Concluding sentence (relate topic sentence to thesis) IV.Body Paragraph 3: _________________ I.Topic sentence II.Details/support III.Concluding sentence (relate topic sentence to thesis) V.Conclusion I.Summarize body paragraphs II.Add something new III.Tie it up in a bow

10 Drawing Conclusions (H.K.) FactFact (courageous att.) Fact (cour. act.)Fact (effect/ obst.) Blind and deaf due to illness Before she learned lang., she behaved terribly and felt no remorse (doll story) Learned to read, write, and speak Fought for justice for all– womens rights, civil rights, etc. (www.biography.co m) Graduated college Wrote and published her autobiography Blind and deaf due to illness Could not communicate at all as a child! Conclusion The same obstacles that stand in your way can make you an extraordinary person.

11 Outlining your Body Paragraphs Keep your thesis statement in front of you. For everything you write, make sure it supports your thesis in some way. If you can, USE the facts and conclusions from your Drawing Conclusions sheets. Dont repeat steps that youve already done. EXAMPLE: My thesis: Courage is not something youre born with; it comes from overcoming obstacles. II. Body Paragraph 1: Helen Keller I.H.K. is one example of an individual who used her obstacles to develop courage. II.blind + deaf b/c of illness III.ex. of doll (didnt know right from wrong before she learned lang.) IV.went on to graduate from college, publish books V.learned to speak; not perfectly, but well VI.H.K. shows that the same obstacles that stand in your way can make you an extraordinary and courageous person.

12 Writing your Body Paragraphs Body Paragraph 1: Helen Keller I.H.K. is one example of an individual who used her obstacles to develop courage. II.blind + deaf b/c of illness III.ex. of doll (didnt know right from wrong before she learned lang.) IV.went on to graduate from college, publish books V.learned to speak; not perfectly, but well VI.H.K. shows that the same obstacles that stand in your way can make you an extraordinary and courageous person. Helen Keller is one example of an individual who used her obstacles to develop courage. When Keller was a young girl, she became sick with a terrible illness, causing her to lose her sight and hearing. At first, this obstacle got the better of her. In Water, her autobiography, Keller describes how she once smashed a new doll against the floor and was actually delighted to feel the fragments; since she did not know how to communicate with others, she couldnt tell right from wrong, and she felt no remorse for her actions. However, with the help of her dedicated teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller learned the meaning of language. Eventually, she was able to read, write, and speak. She even published an autobiography. Keller shows that the same obstacles that stand in your way can make you an extraordinary and courageous person.


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