3Things to remember:Remember when writing final draft, do not use the phrases: “This shows that…” or “This also shows that…”No “In Conclusion”NTSBWTSWSkip Lines in rough draftNo I, no you, no me, no my, no weTitle!
4CD or CM? My middle school is the best one around. I went to BMMS for three years.I hate going to the mall for Christmas shopping.My family went to Disneyland last month.Australia is a very large country.Twilight was a fascinating book.School is a cool place to be.
5Literature Commentary: In Of Mice and Men, George Milton looks out for Lennie’s welfare. For example, he tells Lennie not to say anything to Curley in the ranch house. He understands how easily Lennie gets into trouble without realizing it. He wants to keep Lennie out of harm’s way by shielding him from contact with strangers.
6Paragraph 1: “Beat the Queen” Sentence 1 (TS):___ Must include a fact and opinion.___ Author’s name must be mentioned___ Quotation marks around the short storySentence 2 (CD):___ Smooth transition___ Use a quote (cited correctly) from the story to exemplify how the author uses figurative language to paint a vivid picture of the main characterex. “………” (386).
7Sentence 3 (CM):___ Your opinion! Explain why you think the quote you chose is an excellent example of how Pat is revealed to the reader through the use of figurative language.Sentence 4 (CM):___ One more sentence discussing the powerful quote you chose.Sentence 5 (CD):___ Smooth transition___ Use a quote (cited correctly) from the story to exemplify how the author uses figurative language to paint a vivid picture of the main character. Example: “………” (386).Sentence 6 & 7 (CM) See above
8Sentence 8 (CS)Restate the main idea of the paragraph… something regarding the use and purpose of figurative language use in “Beat the Queen”
9Paragraph 2 : “All Summer in a Day” Same formatExemplify how the author uses figurative language to paint a vivid picture of the setting and why?Think about the element of science fiction and how the author gets the reader involved.
10Intro and Conclusion: Start out broad and narrow it down. Example from “Flowers for Algernon”Most people who are mentally or physically challenged wish to have a strong sense of belonging. In the short story “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes there is a character who possesses this trait. Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged man with an IQ of 68, just wants to know that he has friends and that people like him.