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1 The Full Meal Deal Appetizer: Introduction of quote Main Entrée: the quote itself Dessert: Analysis/Explanation of the quote What is it? Why do we need it? to explain what a quote means

2 What’s a quote? 1. A quote can be a direct phrase someone says. “ No, ” Ana wailed, “ I don’t want the red cup. ” 2. A quote can be anything, spoken or written, that is repeated word for word. “ Once upon a time in a land far, far away… ” “ Just keep swimming, swimming swimming, ” “ Twas the Night before Christmas and all through the house ” 3. If a word or phrase is copied, quotation marks “ “ must be included at the beginning and end of the passage.

3 Why do we quote? #1 * Quoting someone else’s words gives a tremendous amount of credibility to your writing and helps ensure that it is fair and accurate. 1. Credible = believable 2. Ensure = make sure 3. Accurate = correct/right Lawyers present facts. CSI’ers look for clues. Writers use quotes to support their ideas.

4 Quotes … #2 Quotations are orphans: words that have been taken from their original context and need to be sandwiched into their new surrounding (your writing!) and be explained. 1. Orphan = without a home Introduction Quote Explanation

5 Quotes… #3 1. Do not just drop a quote or piece of text evidence and expect your reader to know what you are talking about.. (appetizer) In the story 7 th Grade, by Gary Soto, the theme of the story is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. (entreé)“Mr. Bueller looked at Victor, and Victor looked back… oh please, don’t say anything, Victor pleaded with his eyes” (Soto 2). These two sentences mean nothing unless you explain what is happening here. ?

6 Quotes… #4 Quotes do not speak for themselves, you need to build a frame, a meal, a sandwich around them in which you do the speaking for them.. Ex: “ ‘ You go to that sink and wash your face…maybe, you ain’t been to your supper either, late as it be…‘ ” (Hughes 2).. This quote means nothing unless you explain what is happening. Mrs. Jones doesn’t just offer Roger money, and send him on his way, she takes the time to talk with him, to share her resources (food, home, bathroom), to show him how it means to live honorably, despite the personal inconvenience it causes her to bring a stranger into her kitchen and prepare a meal after working a long day.

7 Quotes… #5 When you quote what “ they say ” you need to connect it with what “ you say ”! Again… a quote standing by itself doesn’t mean anything.. “Rosebud” “ Yo quiero Taco Bell ” “I don’t like confrontations ” Keevan felt “This was the impression that mattered! This was his chance to show everyone, from Mende to K’Last to L’vel and even the Weyrleader, that he, Keevan, was worthy of being a dragonrider” (McCaffrey 128).

8 Quotes… #6 1. Demonstrate that you have understanding, insight, evaluation, and judgment on the text evidence. Ex: The quote [from Gary Soto’s short story-- 7th Grade] continues with Mr. Bueller remembering a time in college when he lied to impress a girl by borrowing a friend’s car. By putting himself in Victor’s shoes Mr. Bueller discovers that, just as he wouldn’t have wanted to be ‘told on’ back in college, so also Victor wouldn’t want to be told on either. Introduction Quote Explanation

9 Quote … #7 #8 Nothing is more important than the quality and quantity of the analysis. A good rule of thumb… your analysis should be at least as long, if not longer, than the actual quote. ( appetize r) Fighting pain and disappointment, Keevan decides to get up out of bed and go to the impression. (Main Entree) Keevan felt “This was the impression that mattered! This was his chance to show everyone, from Mende to K’Last to L’vel and even the Weyrleader, that he, Keevan, was worthy of being a dragonrider” (McCaffrey 128). (Dessert ) Despite the intense pain Keevan feels in his body and the long walk down to the hatching ground, Keevan struggles against the feelings in his body and mind and stumbles down the winding path onto the hot sands. Rather than give up because he is injured, as many might have done, Keevan’s determination propels him onward, over difficult obstacles, to claim his adoring bronze dragon.

10 Quote… #9 Always make sure your quotations are part of a complete sentence.. Ex: However much, “he hated Beterli, he couldn’t bring himself to tattle…and force him out of the candidacy” (McCaffrey 126).. Ex: If left by itself…“he hated Beterli” doesn’t sound correct. The words however much are needed to make the quote make sense.. Careful : Notice however is NOT included in quotation marks because it is NOT part of the quote.

11 Quote… #10 Be sure your quotation is in correct MLA format: ( parenthesis ) beginning and ending authors last name page # where quote was found Ex:(Soto 3 ). Ex: (McCaffrey 121 ). Ex: (Hughes 1 ).

12 How do I know if I’ve picked the right quote to match the appetizer and dessert? Read the appetizer—write one descriptive word that best summarizes what’s listed. ________________ Read the dessert—write one descriptive word the best summarizes what’s discussed. _____________ Read the quote —write one descriptive word that explains what the quote explains? _____________ If all three categories match, your good to go! Begin writing the ¶

13 If your appetizer/quote/dessert don’t match each other—go back !! Skim the text to find a quot e that better matches your dessert …or… rewrite your dessert. Write a new appetizer to match your quote. In your dessert: make sure to FULLY explain your quote and how it relates back to your appetizer (topic sentence)

14 Practice: Review Directions: Read each quote. Circle/Highlight any words or ideas that stand out. Next to each sentence, label the main idea being addressed in each quote. Reflect on all the quotes presented. Select the quote you think best matches the explanation/introduction/goal. Goal: to prove Keevan determined Fighting pain and disappointment, Keevan decides to get up out of bed and go to the impression. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Despite the intense pain Keevan feels in his body and the long walk down to the hatching ground. Keevan struggles against the feelings in his body and mind and stumbles down the winding path onto the hot sands. Rather than give up because he is injured, as many people might, Keevan’s determination propels him onward, over difficult obstacles, to claim his adoring bronze dragon. 1.“The hard pace he had set himself and his cruel disappointment took their double of Keevan. He tripped, and collapsed, sobbing into the warm sands” (McCaffrey 130). __________________ 2.“ ‘ You’d better make sure a dragon sees you this time Beterli…you’re almost overage aren’t you ‘ “ (McCaffrey 123). __________________ 3.Keevan felt, “This was the impression that mattered! This was his chance to show everyone from Mende to K’Last to L’vel and even the Weyrleader, that he, Keevan, was worthy of being a dragonrider” (McCaffrey 128). ___________________

15 As you begin the ¶ - What if I get stuck ?? If you are struggling to begin the appetizer select a sentence frame from the chart. In the story, ___________ by ___________ the theme of the story is _______________. The first quote demonstrates the theme of ______ because… If you are struggling to begin the dessert, select a sentence frame from the chart. Basically, McCaffrey (X) is saying … This quote shows _____________ Soto (X) is explaining …

16 Sentence Frame: Templates Wherever there is an X insert the author’s last name. Templates for Introducing Quotes “Appetizer” Templates for Analyzing Quotes “Dessert” X States, “__________________” According to X, “____________” X himself writes that, “_____________” In X’s story/book, _____ X maintains that, “__” In X’s view, “______________” X agrees when she writes/says, “__________” In the story _____ by _____ the theme of the story is … Basically, X is saying, ________________ In other words, X believes _____________ In making this comment, X argues that ___ The evidence shows that ______________ With this, X demonstrate that ___________ X convinces me that _________________. This example proves / demonstrates…


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