Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the final session of Literacy Support!."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the final session of Literacy Support!
Today’s lesson is… Writing a Series of Paragraphs Expressing an Opinion a.k.a. “The Essay”
Step 1 – Decide whether you agree or disagree with the topic question / statement Is it a good idea for high school students to have a part-time job?
Step 2 - Turn the question into a statement. Example: Is it a good idea for high school students to have a part-time job? Becomes: I believe it is important for every high school student to have a part-time job.
Step 3 – Brainstorm by designing a web Why? (Big Topic) Why? (Big Topic) Why? (Big Topic) Statement Example #1 Example #2 Example #3
Step 3 – Brainstorm by designing a web Earning extra money Being responsible Gaining work experience It is a positive experience for a high school student to have a part-time job. Having a social life Learning important lessons Reference on a resumé Doing activities Being committed to work Getting a future job Buying clothes Not needing parents Developing skills
Step 4 – Turn your web into paragraphs Introduction – Be sure to indent 1 2 3 Notice that the three topics from the web are mentioned right in the introduction.
NOW LET’S SEE YOU TRY ONE OUT ON YOUR OWN Please raise your hand to ask for help if you need any assistance. Please hand this work in at the end of the period. Please TRY YOUR BEST because you will be given feedback based on your response.