2 Swbat practice the COAT strategy for writing a critical lens essay DO NOW NOTES: On your notes page, fill-in the acronymCOPY DOWN THE QUOTEOWN WORDS: Put the meaning of the quote in your own wordsAGREE/DISAGREE: You have to state whether or not you agree or disagree with the quote and whyTHESIS: Tie the meaning of the quote to 2 texts stating how they are connected to one another.
3 WEEK AHEAD SCHEDULEWednesday: We are working on Task 26 and Task 27 strategiesThursday-Friday: Critical Lens Essay Test—you have to use The CrucibleMS. R “HOW DO I STUDY?”GREAT QUESTION!!!!Read over your notes sheet from today based on the PowerPoint. Memorize the strategies and tips!
4 In a critical lens essay. Quote InterpretationAnalysis via literary elementCharacterization, setting, etc.TEXTS (2)Plays, Short Stories, books
5 THE STRUCTURE OF THE ESSAY FIRST PARAGRAPH: USE C-O-A-T STRATEGYSECOND PARAGRAPH: MENTION ONE OF THE TEXTSTHIRD PARAGRAPH: MENTION THE OTHER TEXTFOURTH PARAGRAPH: CONCLUSION
6 In the body paragraphs… You need to connect the meaning, your interpretation of the critical lens quote, to the text.BUTYou cannot just use plot summary!!!!! You will receive a 50 on the essay. The Regents rubric is clear—plot summary = 3/6You 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?
7 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 1In The Crucible, the setting took place during the Salem Witch Trials, which proved …
8 ANALYZE EXAMPLE Read over the example essay that I handed out. Mark up the introduction to see how they used the COAT strategyUnderline the literary elements mentioned in the body paragraphs.
9 Working on your own with your packet Practice using the COAT strategyOutline an example of a body paragraph.
10 Review and ShareLet’s review and share some examples
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