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JUNIORS MIDTERM ESSAY PREP
Swbat practice the COAT strategy for writing a critical lens essay DO NOW NOTES: On your notes page, fill-in the acronym COPY DOWN THE QUOTE OWN WORDS: Put the meaning of the quote in your own words AGREE/DISAGREE: You have to state whether or not you agree or disagree with the quote and why THESIS: Tie the meaning of the quote to 2 texts stating how they are connected to one another.
WEEK AHEAD SCHEDULE Wednesday: We are working on Task 26 and Task 27 strategies Thursday-Friday: Critical Lens Essay Testyou have to use The Crucible MS. R HOW DO I STUDY? GREAT QUESTION!!!! Read over your notes sheet from today based on the PowerPoint. Memorize the strategies and tips!
In a critical lens essay. Quote Interpretation TEXTS (2) Plays, Short Stories, books Analysis via literary element Characterization, setting, etc.
THE STRUCTURE OF THE ESSAY FIRST PARAGRAPH: USE C-O-A-T STRATEGY SECOND PARAGRAPH: MENTION ONE OF THE TEXTS THIRD PARAGRAPH: MENTION THE OTHER TEXT FOURTH PARAGRAPH: CONCLUSION
In the body paragraphs… You need to connect the meaning, your interpretation of the critical lens quote, to the text. BUT You cannot just use plot summary!!!!! You will receive a 50 on the essay. The Regents rubric is clearplot summary = 3/6 You need a vehicle a lens through which to sort out the information. Does the quote make you think of a character, a setting, a theme?
In the body paragraphs… Your first sentence (topic sentence) sets up that connection. So, if this is the quote, I have followed the COAT strategy for the introduction paragraph, but now I need to make a connection in my body paragraph Circumstances are beyond the control of man; but his conduct is in his own power. Body 1 In The Crucible, the setting took place during the Salem Witch Trials, which proved …
ANALYZE EXAMPLE Read over the example essay that I handed out. Mark up the introduction to see how they used the COAT strategy Underline the literary elements mentioned in the body paragraphs.
Working on your own with your packet Practice using the COAT strategy Outline an example of a body paragraph.
Review and Share Lets review and share some examples