Presentation on theme: "WARM UP Put your SpringBoard book on the shelf neatly. Get out your rough draft and a colored pen. RANDOM FACT OF THE DAY: Polar bears are left handed."— Presentation transcript:
WARM UP Put your SpringBoard book on the shelf neatly. Get out your rough draft and a colored pen. RANDOM FACT OF THE DAY: Polar bears are left handed.
Introduction Does the introduction grab your attention? Does it include a description of the person they have interviewed or describe what they are wearing, how they look, how they carry themselves, the setting, mannerisms etc… Rate the paper’s introduction – 3 = Excellent Intro (don’t change a thing) 2= Good - needs a little work but is okay 1 = is missing an introduction or needs to be revised completely Check for run-on sentences/fragments/punctuation/spelling errors etc.
Body Paragraphs Did they describe the person’s overall experience in high school? Did they insightfully describe at least one incident from the person’s high school experience which influenced his or her “coming of age”; is this incident easily identifiable and relevant ? Did they use vivid imagery, careful diction, and a mix of direct and indirect quotations to convey a sense of the interviewee’s voice in their narrative? Do they have at least 3 embedded direct quotes? *Make sure they use the quotation marks correctly
Body Paragraphs Star at least two places that they could improve with more imagery, details, examples, quotes, etc. Questions should be evident (buried) in the narrative, not listed. Do they include the actual question, causing the paper to read like a question and answer session? If so, please make a note and tell them it should read like a story and not a Q & A session Please make a note if they need more information VOICE – Do you get a sense of who the person is that was interviewed? Do you get a sense of who the writer is? 3 = Excellent body paragraphs (don’t change a thing) 2= Good - needs a little work but is okay 1 = Needs a lot of work to make your paper stand out Check for run-on sentences/fragments/punctuation/spelling errors etc.
Conclusion The conclusion captures what they learned from the interview and how they can apply what was learned as they experience high school It ends in an insightful and creative way 3 = Excellent Conclusion (don’t change a thing) 2= Good - needs a little work but is okay 1 = Missing the conclusion or needs to be revised completely Check for run-on sentences/fragments/punctuation/spelling errors etc.
Formatting Checklist ___Title – narrative contains a creative title (not just their name) ___Final draft is typed ___ 12 point font ___ Times New Roman ___ double spaced – no extra space between paragraphs ___ 1 inch margins ___ appropriate MLA heading ____ title centered ____indented paragraphs ____minimum of two pages
Independent Revision Spell out any number under 100, excluding dates (keep dates the same – do not spell out) Do not use contractions – unless it’s in a direct quote Example – change wasn’t to was not Avoid informal language (remember diction is just as important to the writer as it is for the reader) Place quotation marks around direct quotations
Bring a printed copy to class for a major grade Library opens at 7:30 a.m. if you can’t print at home