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1 They Cage The Animals At Night:

2 Objective: To write a persuasive essay explaining how three characters in They Cage the Animals at Night, influence Jennings more than any other character in the book. You will choose three characters and for each character you will find two examples from the book that show how these characters influence Jennings.

3 You will choose three characters and for each character you will find two examples from the book that show how these characters influence Jennings. Stevie influences Jennings in two ways: Stevie influences Jennings by running away. He shows Jennings that when you face something terrible (Stevie’s drunk father who abuses him) that it is okay to run away from it. Stevie influences Jennings by showing him that kids in orphanages shouldn’t make close friends because it hurts too much when they leave.

4 Write down three characters that you think influence Jennings the most. Underneath each of the characters write down two ways that they have influenced Jennings. 1. ____________________ a._________________________________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ____________________ a,._________________________________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________________________________ 3. _____________________ a._________________________________________________________________________________ b__________________________________________________________________________________

5 Writing a Hook A Hook is something that gets your reader interested in your essay. It should give the reader an idea of what your essay is about. It can be a question or a quote.

6 Starting your essay off with a question. When you start your essay off with a question, it should not be a detailed question but it should interesting and give your reader an idea of what you will be talking about in your essay.

7 Example questions 1. How are our behaviors and beliefs changed by the people around us? 2. What influences us? 3.Who changes our behaviors and beliefs in difficult situations? 4.How are we influenced by our friends and family?

8 Starting your essay off with a quote. When you start your essay off with a quote, it should be a quote taken directly out of the book that you are writing about. Your quote should be interesting. It also needs to have something to do with how one of your characters influences Jennings.

9 Example Quotes “ ‘Dey told me my fadda was comin’ for me today,’ he mumbled. ‘I aint goin wit him no more.’ He toyed with the ground beneath his feet. ‘I aint gonna get hit no more.’ He got to his feet. ‘I’ll see ya,’ he said and started to walk away.” (pg. 89) “Sal told me he was very proud of me for not holding a grudge. He told me holding grudges was easier than forgiving. He was right too. I didn’t really like accepting some of the apologies, but I did and felt good that I did, later.” (pg. 160)

10 2 nd sentence of the Introduction Summarize the book in one to two sentences. You will need to include the name of the book and the author.

11 In your 2 nd sentence include the name of the book and the author. The novel, They Cage the Animals at Night, by Jennings Michael Burch tells the incredible true journey of a young boy named Jennings struggling to survive in New York City orphanages. During this time Jennings is greatly influenced by the people around him.

12 In your 2 nd sentence include the name of the book and the author. The novel, They Cage the Animals at Night, by Jennings Michael Burch __________________________ ________________________________ ____________________. ___________ _________________________________ _______________________________

13 Thesis statement What traits are you writing about? You need to write a sentence that includes your strong opinion about who influences Jennings the most.

14 Writing a Thesis The thesis statement is the main idea of your essay.

15 Writing a Thesis Stevie, Sal and Jerome were people Jennings knew during this time that influenced him the most.

16 ___________, ________ and ________ were people Jennings knew during this time that influenced him the most.

17 They Cage The Animals At Night:

18 Who changes our behaviors and beliefs in difficult situations? The novel, They Cage the Animals at Night, by Jennings Michael Burch tells the incredible true journey of a young boy named Jennings struggling to survive in New York City orphanages. During this time Jennings is greatly influenced by the people around him. Stevie, Sal and Jerome were people Jennings knew during this time that influenced him the most.

19 “ ‘Dey told me my fadda was comin’ for me today,’ he mumbled. ‘I aint goin wit him no more.’ He toyed with the ground beneath his feet. ‘I aint gonna get hit no more.’ He got to his feet. ‘I’ll see ya,’ he said and started to walk away.” (pg. 89) The novel, They Cage the Animals at Night, by Jennings Michael Burch tells the incredible true journey of a young boy named Jennings struggling to survive in New York City orphanages. During this time Jennings is greatly influenced by the people around him. Stevie, Sal and Jerome were people Jennings knew during this time that influenced him the most.

20 Introduction: Hook, Summary of the book and Thesis Body Paragraph #1: Describe how character #1 influences Jennings. Use TS, T, 2 CD 4CM and CS Body Paragraph #2: Describe how character #2 influences Jennings. Use TS, T, 2 CD 4CM and CS Body Paragraph #3: Describe how character #3 influences Jennings. Use TS, T, 2 CD 4CM and CS Conclusion: Say your thesis in a different way, summarize your essay, and end with a final thought.

21 Body Paragraph #1: Describe how character #1 influences Jennings. Use TS, T, 2 CD 4CM and CS

22 Describe How Character #1 Influences Jennings Stevie influences Jennings in two ways: Stevie influences Jennings by running away. He shows Jennings that when you face something terrible (Stevie’s drunk father who abuses him) that it is okay to run away from it. Stevie influences Jennings by showing him that kids in orphanages shouldn’t make close friends because it hurts too much when they leave.

23 Body Paragraph #1 Stevie influences Jennings in two ways. For example, on page 89 Stevie says, “ ‘Dey told me my fadda was comin’ for me today,’ he mumbled. ‘I aint goin wit him no more.’ He toyed with the ground beneath his feet. ‘I aint gonna get hit no more.’ He got to his feet. ‘I’ll see ya,’ he said and started to walk away.” This shows that Stevie influences Jennings by running away. He shows Jennings that when you face something terrible that it is okay to run away from it. In addition, after Stevie leaves, Jennings says, “It didn’t matter whether you said the word ‘friend,’ or not. If you felt ‘friend,’ it was all the same. It hurt.” (pg 90). This shows that Stevie influences Jennings by showing him that kids in orphanages shouldn’t make close friends. This also shows how hurt Jennings felt when Stevie left. As a result Jennings changes his behavior and beliefs because of Stevie’s actions.

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25 Topic Sentence Stevie influences Jennings in two ways.

26 Transition and 1 st Concrete Detail For example, on page 89 Stevie says, “ ‘Dey told me my fadda was comin’ for me today,’ he mumbled. ‘I aint goin wit him no more.’ He toyed with the ground beneath his feet. ‘I aint gonna get hit no more.’ He got to his feet. ‘I’ll see ya,’ he said and started to walk away.”

27 1 st and 2 nd Commentary This shows that Stevie influences Jennings by running away. He shows Jennings that when you face something terrible that it is okay to run away from it.

28 Transition and 2 nd Concrete Detail In addition, after Stevie leaves, Jennings says, “It didn’t matter whether you said the word ‘friend,’ or not. If you felt ‘friend,’ it was all the same. It hurt.” (pg 90).

29 3 rd and 4 th Commentary This shows that Stevie influences Jennings by showing him that kids in orphanages shouldn’t make close friends. This also shows how hurt Jennings felt when Stevie left.

30 Conclusion Sentence As a result Jennings changes his behavior and beliefs because of Stevie’s actions.


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