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CAHSEE BOOTCAMP!. With Mrs. McGuire and Ms. Nolan. Class Meets. Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15 December 4- December 20 Come to every class session Come prepared!. THE CAHSEE. Every tenth grader must take the CAHSEE in March You MUST pass the CAHSEE to get your diploma

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cahsee bootcamp

CAHSEE BOOTCAMP!

With Mrs. McGuire

and Ms. Nolan

class meets
Class Meets
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:15 - 4:15
  • December 4- December 20
  • Come to every class session
  • Come prepared!
the cahsee
THE CAHSEE
  • Every tenth grader must take the CAHSEE in March
  • You MUST pass the CAHSEE to get your diploma
  • The more times a person takes the CAHSEE, the harder the test seems to be for them to pass…

So… Pass it the first time!

English = Reading + Essay

materials
Materials
  • You need a spiral notebook or composition book just for this class!
  • You need a pen or pencil.
  • Flashcards!

Yes, you should be studying! Yes we will have quizzes and tests! No! it will not count as a grade! Yes, you are doing this to help yourself pass the CAHSEE!

today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Your Essay Score
  • Writing Prompts
  • Practice
  • The Thesis Statement
  • Thesis Practice
essay scores
Essay Scores
  • The CAHSEE is scored on a scale of 1-4.
  • 3-4 is a passing score.
  • 1-2 means you must take the test over next year!

How did you do?

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CAHSEE Grade Sheet

1. Practice Essay 1 = _____ / 4 PASS/ TRY AGAIN

the essay
The Essay

Looking at the Prompt

the essay1
The Essay
  • It’s important to make goals for yourself when you write, this is how we improve.
  • Reread your CAHSEE Essay and reflect on your score. How could you make your essay better?
  • What are 1-2 goals you have for your next essay?

Finish the statement

I will improve my writing for next time by _____________.

the prompt
The Prompt

Topic

Explanation

1. The writing prompt

The set of directions that explains what must be included in your essay or writing task

two types
Two Types

Topic

Explanation

2. response to writing

The writing task asks you to compose an essay using information that you already know.

two types1
Two Types

Topic

Explanation

3. response to literature

The writing task asks you to compose an essay using information from a provided text.

the thesis
The Thesis

When you are writing an essay on an issue, your thesis should be your opinion on the topic. It should show your attitude (feeling) towards this subject.

After thinking about this issue, what point do you want to make?

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States the Thesis

introduction

  • Thesis= opinion+ reasons
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States the Thesis

introduction

  • If possible, have at least 3 reasons to support you idea.
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Leadership is a key ingredient for success in today’s world. But leadership may be easier to spot than to define. Think about what it takes to be a good leader.

Write an essay explaining the qualities of a good leader. Share your reasons for identifying each quality. Be sure to support your ideas with details and examples.

THESIS:

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The students in your school want to find a way to help people at the nursing home nearby. There are many different ideas circulating about the best thing to do.

Write an essay for your school newspaper putting forth your idea about how best to help. Use specific details, examples, and reasons to convince your readers.

THESIS:

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You saved your money to buy a computer animation program that was guaranteed to work on your computer system. Once you uploaded the program, you found that it was incompatible.

  • Write a letter of complaint to the manufacturer (Comix Software, 300 Main Street, New York, New York (10011). Make sure you explain the nature of your complaint and what you want done. Use proper business letter format.

THESIS: