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Read the prompt After-school activities or hobbies give students an opportunity to do something they enjoy outside the classroom. Some students play sports, while others might enjoy acting or other activities. In a well-developed composition, explain what your favorite activity or hobby is and why you enjoy it.
Pick: topic-> basketball Basketball My topic Soccer Softball Running Babysitting Book club Class officer
List: use detail-generating questions to create a list of details What does it look like? Sound like? Feel like? Smell like? Seem like? (compare using similes, metaphors or personification.)
List Orange like a pumpkin, sphere, feels like you’re holding the world in your hands, millions of tiny dots allow me to grip my precious golden sun Memory: Started when I was 7- basketball camp in the summer time, shooting hoops in my driveway and at Dean Park, won the Hustle award at Central Massachusetts Basketball Camp with Mr. D, Mr. Cosenza was my first coach for Shrewsbury Youth Hoops, then Coach Andre for SMS in 7 th and 8 th grade, Coach Bell for JV Basketball Sweaty, dirty, competitive, dedicated, driven, persistent, tired, find the will Teamwork: passing, talking, listening, looking, supporting, 5 players, communication Knowing and trusting your team mates if the foundation of a team, like the foundation of a house. You can’t build the structure, the walls, the windows, the doors unless you have a strong foundation. You can’t worry about learning man-to-man or different zone defense. You can’t fuss over plays, three-pointers, break-aways, or trophies until you truly rely on your team mates and support them. That is the key to a successful team. What you need: uniform, sneakers, socks, sweat bands, basketball, music for warm-up to get in the zone Learn new positions: point guard, shooting guard, forward, center Skills: dribble, pass, bounce-pass, chest-pass, shoot, rebound, box-out, steal the ball Drills: figure eight, foot-fire, suicides
Choose 3 Main Ideas Choose Main Ideas - place the blurb for each main idea on the line. Main Idea # 1: what you need Main Idea # 2: learning different positions Main Idea # 3: variety of skills
Plan and organize with the pillar! Introductory Paragraph Body Paragraphs Concluding Paragraph
Introduction: LOTS Lead: engages the reader using a quote, statistic, anecdote, question, descriptive segment, or amazing fact Overview: background information on the topic to further engage the reader Topic Sentence: ONE sentence that states the 3 main ideas that will be presented to the reader
Lead: anecdote As the blistering, summer sun shines on my back, beads of sweat drip in my eyes, and I sprint one more suicide, all I can think of is winning the Hustle Award! I’ve come to this basketball camp for four summers and each afternoon a name is called and the respected t-shirt is handed out to a camper that shows true perseverance. Today the Hustle Award is mine!
Overview Basketball is a sport that ignites a fire in me. I began playing when I was seven- years-old in my driveway and at Dean Park, shooting hoops with my brothers and neighbors. As I fell in love with this sweaty, dirty, fast-pace sport I learned the importance of teamwork.
Topic Sentence To be successful at basketball you need the necessary equipment and clothing, to learn the different positions, and to develop a variety of skills.
Body paragraph: Main idea sentence using sentence starter Details that are important, showcase the main idea and tap into your senses Details are separated into separate sentences Transition words or phrases are used to introduce the next main idea
◦No one would argue how important having the appropriate equipment and clothing is to basketball. First you need a basketball to even think about getting started. It is covered with millions of tiny dots that allow me to grip my precious golden sun. My basketball is WNBA approved and gives off an intoxicating aroma of leather. Once you join a team you will need to always wear your uniform to games so you all match. My uniform is blue, gold, cotton and feels like a million bucks! It reads Camerato across my back and lets everyone know who’s house this is. Wearing high-top sneakers that give ankle support is another top priority. My white and gold Nike sneakers allow me to sprint, jump and pivot with comfort and ease. Wearing a sweat band on your head is an excellent idea if you tend to perspire quite a bit. I know I do! Matching sweat bands can be a nice accessory for any team to wear with their uniforms as well. In addition all of this equipment is necessary for you to learn the positions. ◦Furthermore the positions of basketball are vital to mastering the game.
Conclusion RMI-LRT Restate main ideas Leave your reader thinking
Conclusion Without the appropriate equipment you would not know where to begin in this crazy game. Clearly learning the distinct positions is crucial. Without a doubt, you will be eager to practice the necessary skills to play hoop! Knowing and trusting your team mates if the foundation of a team, like the foundation of a house. You can’t build the structure, the walls, the windows, the doors unless you have a strong foundation. You can’t worry about learning man-to-man or different zone defense. You can’t fuss over plays, three- pointers, break-aways, or trophies until you truly rely on your team mates and support them. That is the key to a successful basketball team.