Presentation on theme: "Building skills: Independent writing task Be familiar with the organization of an effective essay: Introduction, development and conclusion. Study the."— Presentation transcript:
Be familiar with the organization of an effective essay: Introduction, development and conclusion. Study the question carefully. Organize your ideas by using a mind map or a traditional outline. Write cohesively and concisely. Budget your time so you will be able to complete and correct your essay. Check your grammar. Use sentence structures and vocabulary you know to be correct. Make sure you support your opinion well and respond to all parts of the task. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Introductory Paragraph: states the general topic/ addresses the question directly/ shows both sides of the argument/ states the author´s opinion/focuses on a specific idea (controlling idea). 1 Developmental Paragraph(s): supports and develops the controlling idea. Conclusion: restates the topic, the controlling idea and the author´s opinion/ offers a concluding statement ( last statement). 2 3
Slide 1 Click once and tell sts that the independent writing task requires them to write an essay that explains and supports their opinion on an issue or on a solution to a problem. Slide 2 Click and go through the strategies with sts. Slide 3 Click and go through the organization of an essay with sts. Have sts read a sample of an essay on page 386.