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1.Choosing the Right Word (pg.27) 2.DO NUMBERS: 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25 1 BELLWORK
2 Friday, September 12 th What am I learning today? ELACC11-12L1-6: Demonstrate the correct use of vocabulary and grammar in my writing. ELACC11-12RI7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. ELACC11-12W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. ELACC11-12W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. What am I going to do today? Bellwork: Vocab “Choosing the Right Word” Introduce vocab words 13-14 Mini Lesson on finding quotations that support thesis Tomorrow and next week in LAB 421! DUE: Claim & Introduction What will I do to show I learned it? Literary analysis paper for Alas, Babylon Vocab Quiz
TOPIC SENTENCES Topic Sentences (TS) answer specific topics (ideas) in the thesis. Sample Thesis: Fitzgerald’s use of geographical settings to represent the growing moral decay and emptiness of characters like George Wilson and Tom Buchanan signifies the hollow corruption of the American Dream. What are the important nouns? (geographical settings, Tom Buchanan, George Wilson, American Dream) What are the important associations? (moral decay, emptiness, hollow corruption) What is the relationship pattern? Repetition (growing)
TOPIC SENTENCES Big IDEA: geographic settings lead to moral decay and emptiness in George Wilson Big IDEA: geographic settings lead to moral decay and emptiness in Tom Buchanan Little IDEA: this decay, then, leads to the corruption of the American Dream Each idea gets its own topic sentence! Think of the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” that explains each topic.
TOPIC SENTENCES Remember, a topic sentence: ALWAYS proves a specific idea within the thesis. ALWAYS contains associations that help prove the ideas in the thesis ALWAYS contains a relationship word to establish pattern (repeat or contrast) NEVER contains exact evidence from the primary or secondary sources (this limits the focus!) Example: Through his symbolic connection to the Valley of Ashes, George Wilson is repeatedly shown as a weak man whose hope for a better life is broken by the materialism surrounding him.
TOPIC SENTENCES Gather evidence from the book to support your TS. Think: WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW Remember, it doesn’t just have to be dialogue!
7 Due Dates for Literary Analysis Claim statement due: Thursday, 9/11 Complete intro paragraph due: Thursday, 9/11 Six quotes with lead-ins and lead-outs due: Friday, 9/12 Outline due: Tuesday, 9/23 (WITH complete Works Cited page) First Draft for peer edit is due Thursday, Sept. 25 th Final paper is due Friday, Sept. 26 th