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1 PEA: Point, Evidence, Analysis
By: My name is Kathy Easton and I am your Instructional Coach. I am here today because your I.L Team has an idea to propose to you. Four years ago when I was hired, I was told what a tight staff this was everyone knew everyone and we were like family. 8 of us hired that year…next yr. almost that many few less the year after….and then 9 this past year. By my calculations, I don’t think we all know each other any more. For you “veterans”, please bear with me as your LHS Instructional Leaders introduce themselves: ( come to the front and introduce themselves and their depart…including Anna) AND having been frustrated in meetings, gatherings, when agenda items were discussed as if everyone was familiar with the history/background, I am not going to “assume” that you know OR what we are about to talk about

2 The “PEA” Method (not “pee”)
Point- The “point” being made The topic sentence of a paragraph. Evidence- The examples and or details which prove or support the point Analysis- the explanation of HOW the evidence proves the point This is usually the hardest part!

3 Writing starts with a question:
Based on your reading of To Kill a Mockingbird, do you believe that Atticus Finch is a character with integrity? Why or why not?

4 1. POINT (PINK) Point- Atticus Finch, one of the central characters in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, proves himself to be a man of integrity Parts of the POINT: 1 sentence Does not use “I” Names the novel Includes key words from the question

5 2. Evidence (Green) Evidence-
He defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, to the best of his ability, even though this goes against the society. He does this because he believes it is the right thing to do.

6 He tells his children that if he did not defend Tom Robinson, "
He tells his children that if he did not defend Tom Robinson, "... [I] couldn't hold up my head in this town" (75). He also refuses to let the sheriff let his son "off the hook" for killing a man in self-defense.  He says, "Deck, if this thing's hushed up, it'll be a simple denial to Jen of the way I've tried to raise him....”(75).

7 Parts of EVIDENCE Writer tells the reader only as much of the story as absolutely necessary. Writer provides summed up examples to support point. Writer provides textual examples (words from the book) that support the point. EVIDENCE is several sentences long.

8 3. Analysis (Yellow) People who have integrity are those who do what is right and honest. As his words show, Atticus does what he does because it is right, not to please anyone else or to make his own life easier.  Through both his words and actions, Atticus Finch proves himself to be an honest, moral defender of justice.

9 Parts of Analysis Usually two or more sentences long.
Often defines or explains a term used in the point, but does not have to. States how the evidence demonstrates that the term applied or the judgment made is correct.

10 Practice. Start with this point:
A comparison of the Disney film version of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and Washington Irving’s original version of the story shows that Disney Studios changed the character of Brom Bones from an aggressive bully to a comical buffoon.

11 Point (pink—in sync with the thesis statement.)
Evidence (green—it supports the argument as the grass you stand on supports your self. ) Analysis (yellow—it sheds light on your evidence.)


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