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2 Number One: Explain what it means to be a good friend. For each idea or reason you give: 1.write an example 2.explain how it supports your idea or reason  Write a few paragraphs.  Re-read your work.  Edit and rewrite as needed.  After fifteen minutes, freewrite if you are finished  Twenty minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

3 Number Two: Explain why it's important to learn how to read.`  Use examples and use your experiences.  Write a few paragraphs.  Re-read your work.  Edit and rewrite as needed.  After fifteen minutes, freewrite if you are finished  Twenty minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

4 Number Three: Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the position you hold in your family (youngest child, only child, middle child etc.). 1.Support each idea with an example and an explanation. 2.Write one paragraph for advantages and one for disadvantages. 3.Re-read your work. 4.Edit and rewrite as needed. 5.Twenty minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

5 Number Three Part 2: Now, explain how your life would be different if you had a different position (oldest, youngest, middle, only, etc.)  Support each idea with an example and an explanation.  Re-read your work.  Edit and rewrite as needed.  Ten minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

6 Number Four: Describe the best invention of all time and explain why. 1.Support each idea with examples and an explanation. 2.Write a few paragraphs. 3.Re-read your work. 4.Edit and rewrite as needed. 5.After twenty minutes, freewrite if you are finished 6.Twenty-five minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

7 Number Four, part 2: How would your life be different if metal and plastic did not exist? 1.Support each idea with examples and an explanation. 2.Write a few paragraphs. 3.Re-read your work. 4.Edit and rewrite as needed. 5.After ten minutes, freewrite if you are finished 6.Fifteen minutes are allotted. Expository Quickwrite

8 1.Which of my four topics was the most interesting to you and why? 2.Which of my topics did you think was the best overall? 3.Give all the traits of a good expository question. Analyze (pick apart) my topics

9 3.Give all the traits of a good expository question:  fun to answer (relatable)  everyone can answer it, not just yes or no  specific category, challenging, thought-provoking  must be clear, easy to understand  give guidelines for the length of an answer (paragraph, sentences, etc.)  able to give a full, detailed answer  ask to give details  Use “explain” to get an explanation Analyze (pick apart) my topics

10 1.Write three of your own expository questions. Be sure they require an explanation of why. 2.Choose one topic that you think is the most interesting to ask a peer. Put a star in front of that topic so you remember. 3.Share with a peer, and say which traits the question follows. 4.Improve your questions so they fit more traits. Circle the traits it has! Your own expository question

11 1.Use ten minutes to write a couple paragraphs in response to your question/topic. 2.For each idea or reason you give: 1.write an example 2.explain how it supports your idea or reason Your own expository question

12 Interviewing your peers 1.Ask your question to one student in the classroom. 2.Write their name and write EXACTLY what they say (you can leave out the “uh”s). 3.Ask follow-up question(s) to help you understand their answer. Ex: What makes you think that? Ex: Can you give an example? 4.Repeat with two more students who need a partner. *Work with someone you’ve rarely worked with before. 5.Freewrite When it is your time to be interviewed: 1.Think for thirty seconds before you speak. 2.Speak slowly enough for your partner to write.

13 Analyzing your responses Next, analyze the responses. 1.Describe some similarities between all three. 2.Describe some differences between all three. 3.Use the three quotes to generalize what Ralston sixth graders believe, think, or feel. 4.Highlight the words that show this common belief/thought/feeling.

14 Spring Break Quickwrite Write about everything you want to do over the break, everything you must do, everything you hope to do, and explain the best part of having a break in Spring. Use examples and explanations for each.

15 Spring Break Quickwrite pt. 2 Write about everything you did over the break, everything you wished you did, everything you would do differently, and explain what the best part of your break was and why. Finally, compare/contrast your break to the Spring Break Quickwrite you wrote before the break. Use examples and explanations for each.

16 Breaking down the term Expository Essay

17 Breaking down the term Expository Essay

18 Breaking down the term Expository Essay expose an essay that exposes

19 Breaking down the term Expository Essay expose an essay that exposes To expose = to show or uncover

20 Breaking down the term Expository Essay expose an essay that exposes To expose = to show or uncover Expository Essay = writing that uncovers meaning for your reader (helps the reader understand something better)

21 Reading Mr. Gnat’s Essay Introduction Locate the following: Hook Information about my topic My topic/question My response to the topic/question Claim

22 Analyze Mr. Gnat’s Essay pt. 1 Introduction Use colored pencils to draw a box around the following: Green Hook = Green Orange Information about my topic = Orange Blue My topic/question = Blue Yellow My response to the topic/question = Yellow Red Claim = Red

23 Analyze Mr. Gnat’s Essay pt. 2 Body Paragraph 1 Use colored pencils to draw a box around the following: Green Topic sentence = Green Orange General information = Orange Blue Introduce the quote = Blue Yellow Quote = Yellow Red Explanation for how it shows the claim = Red

24 Analyze Mr. Gnat’s Essay pt. 3 Body Paragraphs 2 and 3 Use colored pencils to draw a box around the following: Purple Transition from previous paragraph = Purple Green Topic sentence = Green Orange General information = Orange Blue Introduce the quote = Blue Yellow Quote = Yellow Red Explanation for how it shows the claim = Red

25 Analyze Mr. Gnat’s Essay pt. 4 Conclusion Use colored pencils to draw a box around the following: Green What you notice = Green Orange Restate the topic = Orange Blue What is in common = Blue Yellow Generalize about all students = Yellow Red Final thought = Red

26 In your teams, draw pictures of the following abstract ideas (taken from our Essay Terms). Label the back of the paper with the idea and your heading: Terms Into Art Hook Generalization Transition Claim draw the idea Tip: Don’t draw a sentence or letters, draw the idea.

27 Getting a good quote Qualities of a good quote: 1.It has an answer and an explanation. 2.It has more than one idea. 3.It is easy to understand. Meet up with your three interviewees, read their original response to them, then ask follow-up questions to make sure you have a good quote. Do this now. “The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain. Even if you used a cave for shelter, there is no way to keep your stuff safe. Houses keep you safe and comfortable.” (Student A)

28 “Analyzing Your Responses” activity 1.Describe some similarities between all three. 2.Describe some differences between all three. 3.Use the three quotes to generalize what Ralston sixth graders believe, think, or feel. 4.Highlight the words that show this common belief/thought/feeling. Remember This?

29 Read your responses and write down what you claim to be true about the larger population. My Claim: ___________________________ Making A Claim

30 Read your responses and write down what you claim to be true about the larger population. My Claim: ___________________________ For this essay, the population is all Ralston sixth graders and your claim is about what they believe. Making A Claim

31 Read your responses and write down what you claim to be true about the larger population. My Claim: ___________________________ For this essay, the population is all Ralston sixth graders and your claim is about what they believe. Later, you will explain how your quotes show your claim is true, so your claim must come from your quotes. For help, refer to #3 of the activity titled “Analyzing My Responses” and the claim in my essay. Making A Claim

32 A good claim has these qualities: 1.It states what you are claiming to be true. 2.It shows a similarity between all of your quotes. 3.It generalizes about the larger population. Compare your claim with others

33 A good claim has these qualities: 1.It states what you are claiming to be true. 2.It shows a similarity between all of your quotes. 3.It generalizes about the larger population. Compare your claim with your elbow partner’s: 1.Does your partner’s have all three of those qualities? 2.Does your claim have all three of those qualities? 3.Help your partner improve their claim in some way. red Put a red box around your claim when you are satisfied with it. Compare your claim with others

34 Preparing your quote Read the full response and decide whether to use the answer or the explanation as the quote. The one you do not use will help you introduce the quote.

35 Preparing your quote Read the full response and decide whether to use the answer or the explanation as the quote. The one you do not use will help you introduce the quote. I chose: Introduce the quote = the answer the explanation Quote = the explanation

36 Preparing your quote Read the full response and decide whether to use the answer or the explanation as the quote. The one you do not use will help you introduce the quote. I chose: Introduce the quote = the answer the explanation Quote = the explanation Example: without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain “The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain. Even if you used a cave for shelter, there is no way to keep your stuff safe. Houses keep you safe and comfortable.” (Student A)

37 How to Introduce a quote To introduce a quote, inform the reader who it belongs to (the speaker) and write important parts of their response in your own words.

38 How to Introduce a quote To introduce a quote, inform the reader who it belongs to (the speaker) and write important parts of their response in your own words. The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain “The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain. Even if you used a cave for shelter, there is no way to keep your stuff safe. Houses keep you safe and comfortable.” (Student A)

39 How to Introduce a quote To introduce a quote, inform the reader who it belongs to (the speaker) and write important parts of their response in your own words. The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain “The best invention of all time is a house because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain. Even if you used a cave for shelter, there is no way to keep your stuff safe. Houses keep you safe and comfortable.” (Student A) Student A tells us that a house is the best invention of all time because Introduce the quote: Student A tells us that a house is the best invention of all time because without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain Quote: “without it you would be sleeping outside in the rain”

40 Introduce your quote introduce your quote write the quote Below your notes, introduce your quote and write the quote all in one sentence (be sure to use quotation marks on both sides of the quote). Do this for all three of your quotes (the responses you got from your peers). Use yellow and blue colored pencil to color the parts and label what each is, like we did with my essay.

41 Explain your quote [blue] Introduce the quote: [blue] [yellow] Quote: “[yellow]” Explain how this quote shows that the claim is true: This shows that [your claim] because...

42 Explain your quote [blue] Introduce the quote: [blue] [yellow] Quote: “[yellow]” Explain how this quote shows that the claim is true: This shows that [your claim] because... Example 1 Ben doesn’t like running, but he says that Introduce the quote: Ben doesn’t like running, but he says that hanging out with friends is the best part of PE” Quote: “hanging out with friends is the best part of PE” Explain: This shows that students enjoy PE because doing activities with friends in PE is more fun than doing them by yourself.

43 Write your rough draft Use my essay as a model to guide you. Introduction Body #1 Body #2 Body #3 Conclusion


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