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Writer's Workshop. How to Become a More Successful Writer. Essential Questions. How do you recognize usage errors in writing? (0801.1.14) How do you rearrange multi-paragraph work in a logical and coherent order? (0801.3.4)

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writer s workshop
Writer's Workshop
  • How to Become a More Successful Writer
essential questions
Essential Questions
  • How do you recognize usage errors in writing? (0801.1.14)
  • How do you rearrange multi-paragraph work in a logical and coherent order? (0801.3.4)
  • What are some appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of writing? (0801.3.5)
  • How do you use illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas? (0801.3.9)
  • Q&A
objective
Objective

I can write an introductory paragraph.

expectations
Expectations
  • You are on task at all times.
  • All talk is confined to discussion of writing assessment only - giving advice, helping, etc.
  • Volume level needs to stay low, preferably a whisper or just above a whisper.
  • If you cannot meet these expectations, you will return to your assigned seat and work alone.
partner up
Partner Up!
  • Find your partner after I assign you. For the remainder of the week, you will sit with your partner as you work after FOA.
  • Trade papers, and read your writing partner's paper. Make mental notes for discussion later.
  • When finished reading, sit quietly or discuss quietly with your partner.
  • In five minutes, we will begin our mini lesson.
  • Again, you will be handing your writing assessment back in. Do not throw it away or leave with it.
formal writing faux pas
Formal Writing Faux Pas
  • No Abbreviations or Symbols
  • Write out words such as "and," rather than using &
  • Write out first, second, third, etc.
  • No abbreviations! For example, write sentence, not sent. or paragraph, not para.
  • Contractions
  • Write them out. For example, write cannot rather than can't.
  • Be Specific
  • Do not use "thing." If there is a "thing," then name it.
  • Do not use "like." It is much more appropriate to say "such as." Better yet, try not to use it all.
  • Try to avoid the phrase "kind of" as well.
  • You
  • Avoid using "you." Replace you with words such as: one, the reader, the author, the audience, etc.
introductions
Introductions
  • Hook
  • For expository writing, quotes, questions, and anecdotes make great hooks.
  • Background Info
  • It's a great practice to mention the author's name and title in your intro.
  • Remember, when speaking about literature, stay on present tense.
  • Thesis
  • Write a clear and precise thesis. Support your thesis with details throughout your essay.
  • **This was an expository writing assignment, not a narrative assignment.
intro example
Intro Example

Among the various hardships one faces in a lifetime, none compares to leaving one's home to start a new life. In Abraham Cahan's The Rise of David Levinsky: Book V, the author describes one emigrant's journey across the sea to a new world.Through his use of figurative language, analogies, and allusions, the reader can detect the author's roller coaster of tones throughout the passage.

two stars and a wish
Two Stars and a Wish
  • Trade papers with your partner once again. This time, read only the introduction.
  • On the provided post-it note, write two stars and a wish for the introduction.
  • A star is something your partner did well.
  • A wish is something that you feel they could work on.
today s objective
Today's Objective
  • I can provide evidence to support my thesis statement.
  • Quotations
  • Paraphrasing
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • CSI
quotes
Quotes
  • When using someone else's quotes in your writing, you must indicate clearly that the words are not your own.
  • Tell your reader who is speaking.
  • Avoid using he said/she said too often. Change it up.
paraphrasing
Paraphrasing
  • Involves putting a passage into your own words. It must still be attributed to the original source.
  • It is normally shorter than the original material.
  • No quotation marks.
  • If you use any of the original words besides a, an, the, etc., you are quoting.
avoiding plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Always credit the original source. It's not enough to just use quotation marks. Example: The author stated, "..."
  • If you're not directly quoting, summarize from what you remember.
  • Check your writing against the original text.
  • Quotation marks!!!
c s i
C.S.I.
  • Claim: Make your claim
  • State: State your evidence—quote, paraphrase, etc.
  • Interpret: Interpret what it means to you
  • ​As an emigrant to America, Cahan begins his journey simultaneously anxious, lonely, and doubtful. He demonstrates his anxiety in his interpretation of the sounds and thoughts entering his mind – “ghastly” roars of the engine, maddening “whispers” of the waves, and the schizophrenic thought, “Are you crazy?” Certainly, new experiences have made him fearful, just as they would for me If I entered a foreign land. Adding to Cahan’s “anxiety” is a feeling of “homesickness,” no doubt caused by being crammed tightly into the belly of a Bremen steamer. The sights, smells, and comforts of home are surely absent here. Overwhelmingly, Cahan is full of self-doubt. He alludes to Columbus and his death-defying journey, sharing the same worries that he will never reach land. When surrounded by “an unrelieved, a hopeless monotony of water,” Cahan likely longs for the sweet sight of soil.
examples2
Examples

Good use of words other than "said."

two stars and a wish1
Two Stars and a Wish
  • Trade papers with your partner once again. This time, read only the body paragraphs, focusing on providing evidence.
  • On the provided post-it note, write two stars and a wish for the body.
  • A star is something your partner did well.
  • A wish is something that you feel they could work on.
writer s workshop1
Writer's Workshop
  • How to Become a More Successful Writer
essential questions1
Essential Questions
  • How do you recognize usage errors in writing? (0801.1.14)
  • How do you rearrange multi-paragraph work in a logical and coherent order? (0801.3.4)
  • What are some appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of writing? (0801.3.5)
  • How do you use illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions, and/or facts to support key ideas? (0801.3.9)
  • Q&A
expectations1
Expectations
  • You are on task at all times.
  • All talk is confined to discussion of writing assessment only - giving advice, helping, etc.
  • Volume level needs to stay low, preferably a whisper or just above a whisper.
  • If you cannot meet these expectations, you will return to your assigned seat and work alone.
today s objectives
Today's Objectives
  • I can pre-write before beginning my essay.
  • I can write at least two body paragraphs that support my thesis statement.
let s review
Let's Review

What does CSI mean?

  • Claim: Make your claim
  • State: State your evidence—quote, paraphrase, etc.
  • Interpret: Interpret what it means to you
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The Importance of Pre-Writing
  • Helps generate ideas
  • Provides a "skeleton" for your essay
  • Only takes about 10-15 minutes
  • Can be tailored to your learning style—outlines, web charts, pyramids, etc.
slide27
Begin pre-writing (in your FOA journal) for your body paragraphs. When finished, raise your hand. I will check your pre-writing and approve you for beginning your paragraphs. Choose any style of pre-writing you wish.
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