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What is the main idea of this essay? How well does the author keep the content of the essay focused on the main idea? Had the author chosen to include information about Bryan Berg’s education, would this have strengthened the essay? Explain. May 19, 2010 Ideas and content Day 5.

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May 19 2010 ideas and content day 5

What is the main idea of this essay?

How well does the author keep the content of the essay focused on the main idea?

Had the author chosen to include information about Bryan Berg’s education, would this have strengthened the essay? Explain.

May 19, 2010Ideas and content Day 5


Today we will

Today we will:

  • Define and identify the differences between soliloquy, monologue, and aside.

  • Practice revising and editing an explanatory essay.

  • Present portion of Act 2.

    • Remember to pay attention to each group. We will have a quiz next week.


Dramatic terms

Dramatic Terms

  • A soliloquy is:

    • A speech by a character who is alone on stage that reveals his/her thoughts and feelings.

  • A monologue is:

    • A speech by a character directed to the other characters.

  • An aside is:

    • In a play, words spoken by a character directly either to the audience or another character, but not overheard by others on the stage.

  • You should be able to identify examples of each in Act 2.


Mariah wants to add the sentence below to her essay

Mariah wants to add the sentence below to her essay.

  • Long before telephones, faxes, and e-mail, however, cousins of these very pigeons were used to carry messages all over the world.

  • Where should Mariah place this sentence?

  • Why?


May 19 2010 ideas and content day 5

Choose the sentence that most clearly and effectively adds supporting details to Sentence 5 of Mariah’s draft.

  • There are also remote outposts where birds still carry messages in Orissa, India, to and from a police station there.

  • Also, in Orissa, India, a police station still uses the birds to carry messages to remote outposts.

  • Still using the birds as well, is a police department in Orissa, India, sending messages to outposts that are remote.

  • The birds also carry messages from a police department in Orissa, India, to outposts that are still remote.


One last look at mariah s essay

One last look at Mariah’s essay:

  • Read Sentences 4 and 9.

  • Can you find the errors?

  • Can you correct them?


Homework

Homework

  • Study for quiz next week.

  • Did you complete your study questions during the presentations?


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