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Summer Reading Summative Essay. CCGPS Standards. ELACCGPS Focus Standards: ELACC11-12RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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Summer reading summative essay

Summer ReadingSummative Essay


Ccgps standards

CCGPS Standards

  • ELACCGPS Focus Standards:

  • ELACC11-12RL1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • ELACC11-12RI5: Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

  • ELACC11-12W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Learning target

Learning Target:

  • Learning Target: the student will demonstrate comprehension of their summer reading assignment by writing an essay on their chosen novel.


Agenda

Agenda

  • 1. Article of the day

  • 2. Review of essay structure/ power point

  • 3. Thumbs up/thumbs down

  • 4. Return summer reading. Bring your SCASI, your articles (seniors only), a pen or pencil (you need to like what you are writing with) and be ready to write. Paper will be provided.

  • 5. Seniors may NOT write on Song of Solomon. You read it last year, in class


It is important to remember

It is important to remember:


Summer reading summative essay

ATDQ!

  • Answer the darn question! Be sure youve read it carefully and understand what you are being asked to do.


Summer reading summative essay

  • You may want to use the five paragraph format for your essay:

  • Paragraph 1: Introduction

  • Paragraph 2: First Argument/main point

  • Paragraph 3: Second Argument/main point

  • Paragraph 4: Third Argument/main point

  • Paragraph 5: Conclusion


Another visual

Another visual:


Summer reading summative essay

Five-Paragraphs are just a template:


Summer reading summative essay

  • Do not use first person in formal writing


Summer reading summative essay

  • Avoid using:

  • Etc

  • Abbreviations (LOL, SOS, u, luv, b/c)


Summer reading summative essay

  • Remember to write in paragraph form


Include the author and title of the book in the opening paragraph

Include the author and title of the book in the opening paragraph

  • In the New York Times bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, Harriet Vanger, scion of one of Swedens wealthiest families, disappeared over forty years ago.


Be certain you have a specific thesis statement that answers the question you ve chosen

Be certain you have a specific thesis statement that answers the question youve chosen


Introductions

Introductions

  • The introduction functions as a tool to bring the subject before the reader in an interesting manner. Regardless of the subject, it is your task to present the material in such a way that the reader is stimulated to read more. A well-written introduction "puts the readers in the right frame of mind for the rest of the essay. It establishes a context for the ideas you wish to present. With a proper context your audience will be more likely to understand your intended message" (Goldman, Hirsch 141).


Begin with a hook

Begin with a hook

  • Quotation

  • Startling statement

  • Example

  • Summary

  • Question


Summer reading summative essay

  • The childrens book Olivia and the missing toy, by Ian Falconer, is about a feisty young pig whose active imagination makes the seemingly mundane loss of a favorite toy an imaginative story. Falconer uses indirect characterization to exemplify the high-spirited Olivia.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Maurice Sendaks childrens book Where The Wild Things Are is about a young boy who uses his active imagination to make his punishment more bearable. Sendak uses indirect characterization to exemplify the mischievous but relatable Max.


Another sample thesis

Another sample thesis:

  • The book Olivia and the missing toy, by Ian Falconer, utilizes a variety of stylistic devices to exemplify the spicy child Olivia.


Summer reading summative essay

  • The book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendek uses a variety of stylistic devices to exemplify the mischievous nature of the protagonist Max.


Poor thesis

Poor thesis:

  • Olivia is a pig who lived in a house with her mom and dad.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Another poor thesis

  • Where the Wild Things are is a book about a boy named Max.


Another poor thesis

Another poor thesis:

  • The use of style in the book clearly sets the tone.


Use specific examples to support your thesis these are the details

Use specific examples to support your thesis. These are the details:


Summer reading summative essay

  • The character of Olivia wears a lot of red.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Olivia wants her mother to make her a red soccer shirt because her uniform comes in a really unattractive green.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Olivia looks for her toy.


Summer reading summative essay

  • The story takes place in a house.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Olivias imagination is exemplified by the setting, which changes from a camel in Egypt to a dark and stormy night all while staying in the confines of her own house.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Max is a boy with an active imagination.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Max is sent to his room without supper.


Summer reading summative essay

  • Maxs active imagination exemplifies his mischievous character.


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Writing a Conclusion

  • An effective concluding paragraph should provide closure for a paper, leaving the reader feeling satisfied that the thesis has been fully explained. Probably the shortest paragraph of an essay, the conclusion should be brief and to the point. The conclusion should provide a restatement of the thesis, a summary of the author's conclusions, and perhaps a solution to the problem, if this is the writer's intent.


Try to relax and enjoy the writing process

Try to relax and enjoy the writing process


Practice

Practice

  • Briefly organize an essay on the following topic:

  • DHS students should (or should not) be allowed to go off campus during lunch.


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