Close Reading ents/CloseReading.html ents/CloseReading.html –Observe patterns –Come up with your own questions & look for answers –Determine author’s purpose –Look for evidence –Offer your evaluation
Writing-Expository 30 minutes Replacing the picture prompt/narrative writing section Expository Essay… e/info.html e/info.html e/info.html Five paragraph essay = Yes!
Writing-Persuasive 60 minutes Persuasive Essay… –Agree or disagree –Text, history, personal experience, fictional? nks/Oconnorj/persuasion.html nks/Oconnorj/persuasion.html
Reading-Narrative cont’d Questions –Point of View and perspective (1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd in addition to thoughts and feelings) –Infer meaning of figurative language –Best definition of word (connotation & denotation) –Best description of character (direct & indirect characterization)
Reading-Narrative cont’d –Tone of author –Theme –Plot…conflict, climax, resolution –Best strategies to use to answer another question –Grammar…italics, quotation marks, parentheses