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ENGLISH IV: Unit 1 Day 15- Thesis and Introduce Paper
Happy Thursday! Do-now: Try the practice subject-verb agreement quiz. When you’re done, sit quietly at your desk. 1. INCORRECT, should be: Everyone, even Sarah, wants to do well on the grammar quiz. 2. INCORRECT: Many of the students are able to pass the quiz. 3. CORRECT: There are two students who aced the quiz and received 4.0s 4. INCORRECT: John and Molly were very happy about their scores. At the bottom, write how many you get correct. You will hand your practice quiz to me on your way out so that I can check in and see how you are doing on the concept.
Announcements: Outside reading/reflection due: Wednesday, April 2 nd
Tip of the Day: Correct or incorrect? My niece Evelyn always complains that her younger sister, Eleanor, gets more stuff then she does. INCORRECT: *THAN, not then TIP #10: In your formal essays, avoid using the words “I” or “you” (or any 1 st /2 nd person language) INCORRECT: I believe that Tattoos on the Heart is the best book for you to read. CORRECT: Tattoos on the Heart is the best book for nearly anyone to read. *NOTE: I AM REALLY BOTHERED BY THIS ONE AND WILL MAKE A BIG DEAL OF YOU USING THIS CORRECTLY.
Essay… A few main things to note: Different prompt options– you may choose a DIFFERENT topic besides the ones listed, but you MUST talk to Ms. Stitt to get it approved first (and it must be related to Tattoos on the Heart/gangs somehow) Requirements: 4-5 pages double spaced TWO outside sources Five quotes MINIMUM (and two must be from Tattoos)
Talk to your partner… And tell them everything you know about THESIS statements. You have 30 seconds… GO.
Thesis Statements Central argument of a paper 1-2 sentences at the end of the introduction Three main components: argument 2-4 main points or reasoning behind the argument ***REALLY IMPORTANT NOTE: Each of your 2-4 main points/reasoning needs to be reasonably ARGUABLE and DEBATABLE (and not too obvious) **Something to think about: Try to ADVOCATE for something rather than just say something is “bad” or “good.” I’ll give you an example in a minute.
Thesis Examples– what is the argument and what are the reasons/claims for each? Are they good or bad thesis statements? War is a horrible solution because it kills people and it costs a lot of money. Argument: War is a horrible solution Claims: It kills people. It costs $. BAD: “it kills people”- not arguable. “it costs a lot of money”- not really arguable. War is a horrible solution to any problem because it does not resolve the issue and often makes matters worse in other countries. Argument: War is a horrible solution. Claims: Does not resolve issues. Makes matters worse. BETTER: people could argue with these claims.
Thesis Examples cont’d: Women are being taken advantage of in the workplace because they are being paid less than men and they are sexually harrassed more often than men. Argument: Women are being taken advantage of at work. Claims: Paid less. More often sexually harrassed. BAD: Claims are not arguable. Women should have equal rights to men in the workplace as they are just as capable as men and they often create a more efficient and peaceful workplace. Argument: Women should have equal rights Claims: Just as capable as men. Create more efficient workplaces. BETTER: This ADVOCATES for something, and the claims are arguable.
With a partner... Take five minutes to determine whether the thesis statements on your paper are strong/effective or not.
Begin working on your own thesis statement… I will come around to check how you’re doing on your thesis statements. Ask your partner if they think your thesis statement is strong or not. If you finish early, begin looking for quotes from Tattoos that will support your argument.
HW: Thesis Statements– finished by tomorrow! Read the “Q &A” Section at the back of Tattoos on the Heart and write two things you find thoughtful or interesting from the interview with Fr. Greg. If you are unable to find anything interesting/thoughtful, explain WHY you did not find anything thoughtful/interesting about it. Bring an outside reading book tomorrow b/c you’ll have time to silently read.
Exit: Tell me one thing you learned about a thesis statement today. If you didn’t learn anything new, tell me one thing you knew already that was repeated today.