Presentation on theme: "(first… a word on note-taking) Use loose-leaf Do not copy every word – just the big ideas Be organized! For today, copy only the important titles."— Presentation transcript:
What is OER? OER stands for Open Ended Response This is basically a short, timed essay assessment as a part of a test Interims are going to start including OER writing tests This has many benefits…
Benefits of OER: 1. We will assess your writing 2. You see be able to see growth in writing ability 3. You will be more prepared for AP 4. You will be more prepared for college classes 5. Your critical thinking will be pushed and developed.
Format 20 minutes to read a passage 40 minutes to write an essay
20 minutes to read??? Isn’t that excessive? Passages will only be 1 page or less. During the 20 minutes, you may not begin the essay. Why do you think we might give you this length of time?
20 minute read Why 20 minutes? Train yourself to organize your thoughts: Answer factual questions Determine main point Find evidence Outline your essay
40 minute write 2 pages NOT MLA format Single spaced No header One draft Only working on your essay (no SSR when finished)
What? No SSR? Why not? What do you think? (think silently) Turn & tell your neighbor your thoughts Share out your brilliance
So what should I do if I finish early? Improve your essay! Proofread Check citations Add detail Show what an awesome writer you really are
Citation? Uh… What’s that? Citation = quoting your source (see parts in yellow below) Ex 1: According to the article “Pronoun Confusion,” your pronouns can be “potentially fatal to your work” (par. 3). Ex 2: Dowdy expressed that using proper English has special “burdens and responsibilities” (par. 2). What do you notice about citing?
Citation Use the author or title of the article Quotes are short Use quotation marks Include (Par. #) – the paragraph number in parenthesis (after quotation marks but before the period)
So… what do I need to write about? A common question will ask you to (1) find the main idea & (2) find evidence from the passage to support what you think is the author’s main idea
Main Idea What else might they call the main idea? (Brainstorm!) (topic sentence, thesis, point, author’s point, main point, central idea, writer’s message, etc.) Don’t worry about the word… think about what are they asking?
Our 1 st OER:“Ovuh Dyuh” You will be writing your first OER tomorrow in class! It will be based on the homework reading for tonight. Write down the steps (on the next slide) of how to prepare tonight! Write this somewhere you’ll see tonight in your homework!
Our 1 st OER:“Ovuh Dyuh” Tonight (or in study group), give yourself 20 minutes to… 1. Read the article 2. Write down what you think is the main point 3. Write 3 facts that show you this 4. Underline quotes you could use 5. Make an outline of what you want to write