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More traits…. 3. Voice Tone is suited to the audience. 4 Word Choice Uses precise words to express the importance of the problem 5. Sentence Fluency Varies sentence types\ 6. Conventions Uses correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Social Studies 8. Why did Europeans want Africa?
Writing Process ELA6W4.a: Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully. ELA6W4.a ELA6W4.b: Revises manuscripts to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between paragraphs. ELA6W4.b ELA6W4.c: Edits to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, ELA6W4.c
Technical Writing ELA6W2.a: ELA6W2.a Creates or follows an organizing structure appropriate to purpose, audience and context. ELA6W2.c: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition. ELA6W2.c ELA6W2.d: Applies rules of standard English. ELA6W2.d
How do you write a problem- solution essay? For a problem/solution essay to work, it must present a clearly defined problem, present and explain possible solutions and conclude by restating the problems and the benefits of the solution.
A successful problem/solution essay: clearly states the problem and explains its significance explores all aspects of the problem, especially its causes and effects offers one or more solutions and how to implement those solutions uses supporting details: anecdotes, facts, examples, and statistics uses logic to persuade the audience explains what readers can do to solve the problem
Prewrite Outline Introduction and thesis Here’s the problem: We have only one TV and five people that want to watch it. Thesis Statement: ______________________ + ________________________.
First Paragraph Must have: 1. Problem stated clearly 2. Details (causes and effects) 3. Thesis Statement
Details about problem: Be sure you understand what caused this problem and what effects it has had. Describe these causes and effects clearly, using facts, examples or quotations. Use transitions. We have fights and everyone is unhappy. CauseEffect *Only one TV *Five people with different likes and dislikes *Arguments *Brother yelling “What kind of person would watch anything so stupid and boring?” *Everybody wanting to change the channel.
October 20, 2011 5. What would you do if you discovered a new land? 6. What rules would you have for your colony?
October 21 SS 7. Why did UK want to colonize Australia? 8. Who were the first colonists in Australia?
Solution Proposed Solution: We should make up a TV schedule. We will call it “Who’s Watching What” Details about Solution: Each of us picks our favorite shows and writes it on the schedule. We will have to learn to compromise if favorite shows are on at the same time. Summarize the proposed solution and predict a positive outcome. This solution will get our family working together
Conclusion Summarize the proposed solution and predict a positive outcome. This solution will get our family working together.
Second Paragraph-Solution Must have: 1. Proposed solution 2. Details of solution 3. Conclusion (Summarize and predict a positive outcome.
Social Studies/ October 24 What does it mean to ‘scramble’ for something?
Revising Make sure details support your statements. 1. Reread your rough draft. around your supporting details and reasons. If you do not have enough boxes, or if the details are weak or don’t make- sense, add strong,solid supporting information. Draw a box
Sentence Fluency Highlight the first word of each sentence in both the problem and solution paragraphs. Number your sentences. Number your paper with the same number of sentences you have. Write the first word down, and count the number of words in each sentence. Change either the first word or sentences if needed
Use strong, specific verbs 2. Use strong, specific verbs. verbs like is, are, has and do that don’t give readers much information. Replace some of these verbs with precise action verbs. Change nouns or verbs for better word choice. Should have at least 6 good examples of revision for better word choice. Circle
Edit/Proofreading Check to make sure you have capitalized each first word of each sentence. Check your capitalization: Proper Nouns Check for comma usage, do you need to pause, put in a comma. Check your spelling Make sure each sentence has a subject and a predicate. Check the rubric to make sure you have followed guidelines If you have time, have a friend look over your essay.
Final copy You are expected to write out your final paper with all revision. This is your best work. We will type this in on Thursday or Friday. Do not type this at home.