Presentation on theme: "CM (commentary) Information from your head The stuff under the surface Words with feelings that can be described. The ‘so what?” Why is it important? Analysis."— Presentation transcript:
CM (commentary) Information from your head The stuff under the surface Words with feelings that can be described. The ‘so what?” Why is it important? Analysis Interpretation Evaluation Significance of event A character’s feelings CDs (concrete detail) Information from the story on the surface the “what” facts examples evidence support plot references citations/quotes plot summary what the play-by-play announcer would say Writing Prompt: CDs What happens in the story? What does the character do? 1. Read the prompt carefully 2. Begin by brainstorming possible CDs 3. Circle the 2 CDs that have the most in common. (These will be CD1 and CD2 on your paragraph outline) 4. Brainstorm CMs 5. Circle the CM that is the biggest idea. It should be the CM that applies to all of your CMs. 6. Answer the writing prompt using this main CM- Fill in the topic sentence box on your outline. CMs The character feels ____ on the inside.
CM 2 CM 1 Step 7: Web Off the Word for Commentary Sentences- Write your main CM in the center circle. Brainstorm 2 synonyms. Fill in one for box CM1 and one for CM2. Brainstorm 2 more synonyms for CM1 and CM2. (This guarantees varied word choice.) Step 8: Write 4 CMs using the synonyms your brainstormed. Remember to link it back to your main argument. * Transfer the CMs to your outline once you have finished.
2 Chunk Paragraph Outline Topic Sentence: CM CD 1 CM CD 2 CM Concluding Sentence:
Step 9: Web Off the Word for the Concluding Sentence- a. Write the main CM (your argument) in the center. b. Brainstorm at least 3 synonyms c. Restate the argument in your topic sentence using one of the synonyms. Step 10: Complete the paragraph outline Concluding Sentence Last sentence of the paragraph Sentence that wraps up the argument you proved. Answers “so what”? Restates the argument without repeating it word for word Last chance to prove the argument 1/paragraph
3 Chunk Paragraph Outline Topic Sentence: CM CD 1 CM Concluding Sentence: CM CD 2 CM CD 3 CM