Presentation on theme: "Almost everyone has to do chores sometimes. Often children have to do chores as part of learning to be responsible. However, most children do not enjoy."— Presentation transcript:
Almost everyone has to do chores sometimes. Often children have to do chores as part of learning to be responsible. However, most children do not enjoy doing these jobs. Write a paragraph about three chores you personally dislike. Be sure to describe these tasks and tell what bugs you about them. The Write Tool
Limit entry to 5 words or less Paraphrase – no complete sentences The Write Tool
Explain, explain, explain. The E’s are the meat – the substance of expository writing. “Nothing is more important than the quantity and quality of the explanations you include in your writing. You can have a wonderful topic sentence and choose the best transitions, but if you don’t support the topic, the paper will fail.” Maureen Auman Author of Step Up to Writing The Write Tool
ExamplesExplanations EvidenceEvents ExperiencesExpert Opinion Everyday LifeElaboration Effective IllustrationsExcitement The Write Tool E’s make your writing interesting and believable!!!
Green – Get Going – Topic Sentence Yellow – Slow Down – Present Big Ideas Red – Stop – Tell Me More – Give Me E’s Green – Go Back - Conclusion The Write Tool
Making my bed is one of them. Another chore that bugs me is taking out the trash. The final chore that bugs me is loading the dishwasher. Transitions connect one big idea to the next. VARY AND BURY TRANSITIONS! The Write Tool
Simple Declarative StatementNumber Statement Ex. Dogs make the best pets.Ex. Dogs make the best pets for several reasons. My mom is my favorite person. My mom is my favorite person because of three special traits. I hate doing chores. Three chores really bug me. ________________ _______________ Question Situation/Stance - 2 part Ex. Why do dogs make good pets? Ex. Even though people have lots of different pets, Why is my mom my favorite person? I feel that dogs are the best. Why do parents make their kids do chores? Although I love my other family members, my mom is my favorite. Because most people carry cell phones, it is important that they learn basic cell-phone etiquette. The Write Tool CHORE S
The Write Tool During the 1960’s, a movement began in the South that came to be known as the civil rights movement. While it began below the Mason-Dixon line, the effects of this movement rippled throughout the United States. Although many individuals are famous for their efforts during these years, “hero” is a title only a few deserve. Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ernest Green are courageous Americans who qualify for that very high honor. My grandmother always had a lot of stories to share, but one I vividly remember involved an incident that occurred in 1955 when she was about seven years old. Visiting an aunt in Atlanta for summer vacation opened her eyes to what life in the South was like if your were African American. She saw that the color on one’s skin could make a difference in where you could or could not eat, get a drink of water, or swim. She always concluded this story by saying that things are different now because of the acts of bravery –some small, some large – done by everyday people like us. Although many individuals are famous for their efforts during these years, “hero” is a title only a few deserve. Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ernest Green are courageous Americans who qualify for that very high honor.
Use the plan (T-chart) to begin creating rough draft. Color-code in order. Paragraph STRETCH into multiple paragraphs. The Write Tool