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Week 13: November 28 th – December 2 nd. Agenda: . Monday, November 28 th , 2011 Objectives : By the end of this lesson, 1. you will be able to explain the criteria for selecting best evidence and identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & A . Do Now

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Agenda:

Monday, November 28th, 2011Objectives: By the end of this lesson,1. you will be able to explain the criteria for selecting best evidence and identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & A.

  • Do Now
  • Turn in ‘Letter to Ram’ HW
  • Best Evidence Criteria
  • Partner Practice!
  • Independent Practice

Silent Do Now:

  • How was your break?
    • What was a highlight from it?
  • How do you feel about your ‘Letter to Ram’?

Homework:

  • Study “(Or) a Love Story”, “Tragedy Queen”, and how transgress/agency relate to Q&A for tomorrow’s ORQ test
  • Review Mini-thesis statement and Best Evidence Selection for tomorrow’s ORQ
1 best evidence
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to explain the criteria for selecting best evidence1. Best Evidence…
  • Is a quote with a citation (Author’s Last Name, Page #), example: (Swarup 19)
  • Is meaningfully quoted
    • Not longer than two sentences
    • Includes everything the reader needs to know to understand the sentence
    • Shows the author’s unique thinking
  • Directly supports the mini-thesis statement
  • SHOWS rather than TELLS why the mini-thesis statement is correct
    • Does not just REPEAT the argument
    • Rather, it extends the thinking of your mini-thesis statement
3 best evidence selection identification practice
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to explain the criteria for selecting best evidence3. Best Evidence Selection Identification Practice

Prompt: Explain why Neelima Kumari is known as the “tragedy queen” and explain what this reveals about her character.

Mini-Thesis 1: In the chapter “Tragedy Queen” by VikasSwarup, NeelimaKumari is known as the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood because she is able to channel the sadness in her personal life into her films and this shows that although she is beautiful and famous, she is actually damaged and broken on the inside.

3 best evidence selection identification practice1
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to explain the criteria for selecting best evidence3. Best Evidence Selection Identification Practice

Prompt: Explain why Neelima Kumari is known as the “tragedy queen” and explain what this reveals about her character.

Mini-Thesis 1: In the chapter “Tragedy Queen” by VikasSwarup, NeelimaKumari is known as the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood because she is able to channel the sadness in her personal life into her films and this shows that although she is beautiful and famous, she is actually damaged and broken on the inside.

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Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & A4. Finding Best Evidence

( + Author’s Last Name + Page Number + )

Example: (Swarup 134)

  • Read with a purpose and look for key words from your prompt/purpose question
  • Identify relevant evidence through meaningful annotation
    • Write an annotation that explains why you underlined or highlighted that part of the text
  • Identify and compose your mini-thesis statement
  • Choose which pieces of evidence best support your mini-thesis statement by asking yourself:
    • Does it directly support my mini-thesis?
    • Does it completely answer the prompt/part of the prompt I am addressing?
    • Does it extend the thinking (i.e., SHOW) instead of repeating the argument?
  • Choose one piece of evidence and meaningfully quote the text in less than two sentences with a citation
  • Citation =
5a best evidence selection practice groupwork
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & A5a. Best Evidence Selection PracticeGroupwork

**Re-read pages 264-265and 282-287**

Prompt: Based on the chapter, “(or A Love Story)” by Vikas Swarup, explain how Ram has been affected by the inequities between rich and poor in India and how this inequity influences his actions in the chapter.

Purpose Question: How is Ram effected by the injustice and the gap between the rich and the poor in India and how does this gap affect the way he feels and acts?

Mini-Thesis: In the chapter “(or A Love Story)” by VikasSwaup, the inequities between the rich and poor cause Ram to feel sympathy for the other characters who, like himself, are struggling to survive and resentment and anger towards the rich who take advantage of the poor. The poor become like a his family and he does anything to protect them and his resentment of the rich ultimately leads him to confront and expose Swapna Devi for the monster that she is.

Best Evidence to Support the Mini-Thesis: _______________________________________________________________

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Rm. 407 Door

10A Front of Room - Board

Crystal

Marie

Karen

Julian

Brunyr

Celeste

Larissa

Kayla

Ricardo

Loveng

Israel

Trae

Zuri

Alerte

Emily

Sophie

Joey

Hannah

Garlyn

5b best evidence selection practice extra practice with group
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & A5b. Best Evidence Selection PracticeExtra Practice with Group

**Re-read pages 270 and 266-267**

Prompt: Based on the chapter, “(or A Love Story)” by VikasSwarup, explain how family traditions limit the agency of both Nita and Lajwanti .

Purpose Question: How do family traditions limit the amount of power and control that both Lajwanti and Nita have over their own lives and their own identities?

Mini-Thesis: In the chapter “(or A Love Story)” by VikasSwaup, family traditions limit the freedom of both Lajwanti and Nita because these traditions force them to give their hard earned money away to other family members, thus causing them to become indentured servants .

Best Evidence to Support the Mini-Thesis: _______________________________________________________________

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exit ticket 6 best evidence selection practice independent work
Objective: By the end of this lesson,1. You will be able to identify the best evidence for several mini-thesis statements about Q & AEXIT TICKET6. Best Evidence Selection PracticeIndependent Work

**Re-read pages 267-270**

Prompt: Based on the chapter, “(or A Love Story)” by VikasSwarup, explain what Ram learns about real love versus “reel love”.

Purpose Question: What has Ram learned about real love and how is this different from what he learned about love from the movies?

Mini-Thesis: In the chapter “(or A Love Story)” by VikasSwaup, Ram learns that real love, unlike “reel love” as depicted in the movies, grows and develops over time and does not happen instantly. He also learns that real love changes everything.

Best Evidence to Support the Mini-Thesis: _______________________________________________________________

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011Objective: by the end of this lesson, 1. you will be able to describe the similarities and differences between a thesis statement and a mini-thesis statement based on the criteria of each rubric;2. identify mini-thesis statements and thesis statements and explain why they are this;3. compose a thesis statement in response to the Unit 2 essay prompts.

Silent Do Now:

  • What is the structure of an ORQ?
    • HINT: (Mini-thesis statement, Evidence #1…)
  • What is the structure of an essay?
    • HINT: (Hook, Lead-in, thesis statement…)

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Review HW
  • Thesis Statements
  • Modeling
  • Gallery Walk
  • Essay TS
  • MTS vs. TS
  • Homework:
  • Vocabulary Essay – read, 2 annotations per paragraph, fill in vocabulary
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ORQ versus EssayIn the Venn Diagram below, list at least four ways each that the ORQ and essay are different and similar.

ORQ

Essay

review what is a thesis statement
Review: What is a Thesis Statement?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement.

  • A thesis statement is an argument. It should state your position on an essay question or piece of literature.
  • It should clearly reflect your ideas about a piece (or more than one piece) of literature and the essay question.
  • Your thesis statement should include two parts: your argument/answer to the essay question as well as information about how you are going to prove your argument in the body of your paper.
  • A thesis statement should not be too broad or too narrow.
  • A thesis statement is the heart of your essay. Your entire essay needs to be organized around supporting your thesis.
where does my thesis statement belong
Where Does My Thesis Statement Belong?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement

  • Your thesis statement belongs at the end of your introductory paragraph.
  • Your thesis statement can be more than one sentence in length. However, it should be no more than three sentences long.
how will i know if i ve written a good thesis statement
How will I know if I’ve written a good thesis statement?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement

You should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Always refer to your rubric!
  • Did I answer one of the essay questions?
  • Can I think of at least three examples to support my thesis statement?
  • Can I imagine someone else disagreeing with my thesis statement? If not, then is my thesis statement merely a summary statement? How can I make it into an argument that reflects my own unique understanding of the texts and ideas from unit one?
thesis statement rubric
Objectives: SWBAT…

1. Review the characteristics of a thesis statement and understand its purpose.

2. Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement by analyzing the Thesis Statement Rubric and evaluating several examples.

Thesis Statement Rubric
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Objective: By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement.

Directions: Read the sample essay question and the three sample thesis statements below. Then, use your review notes on thesis statements and your thesis statement rubric to evaluate each of the three examples.

  • "The city may have chosen to ignore the ugly growth of Dharavi, but a cancer cannot be stopped simply by being declared illegal" (pg. 134). Often in life, problems go unacknowledged because they’re too painful to face. How does this happen throughout this book and what impact does this have on the characters?

Sample Thesis Statement #1:

Throughout the novel, the characters ignore problems that are too painful to face. This has a negative impact on the characters. SCORE __________

Sample Thesis Statement #2:

In the novel Q & A, the landlord of the chawl tells Ram he should ignore the situation in Shantaram and Gudiya’s family because what happens in a man’s family is only his business. This happens because this is a problem that is too painful to face. SCORE ________

Sample Thesis Statement #3:

In the novel Q & A by VikasSwarup, Ram encounters many problems that go unacknowledged because they are too painful to deal with. Ram transgresses this norm throughout the novel by confronting these painful truths and in doing this he exerts his own agency. Examples of these transgressions and agency include Ram’s murder of Shantaram, and his exposure of both Gupta in the juvenile home for boys and of Colonel Taylor’s treason. In all of these examples Ram brings major problems to light and forces those around him to deal with the painful truth. SCORE _________

thesis statement think aloud
Objective: SWBAT

Identify examples of strong thesis statements by watching a teacher-model/think aloud and writing and evaluating partner thesis statements.

Thesis Statement Think-Aloud
  • Directions: I am going to model writing a thesis statement by thinking and writing out loud. While I do this you need to watch, listen and write:
  • What do I do before I write?
  • How might doing these things before I write help me?
  • What am I thinking/saying to myself throughout this process?
  • How was my process similar or different than what you go through yourself as you write a thesis statement?

Sample Essay Question:

  • Does Salim do the right thing when he learns the truth about Ahmed Khan?

Copy down Ms. Breindel’s Thesis Statement: _____________________________________________________________________________

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Score the thesis statement using the rubric (1-4)____________________

Explain why you gave it this score: _____________________________________________

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partner work thesis statement practice
Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify examples of strong thesis statements by reviewing the homework from Monday night, watching a teacher-model/think aloud and writing and evaluating partner thesis statements.

Partner Work: Thesis Statement Practice

Directions: For this activity you and a partner will practice writing a thesis statement that fulfills the criteria on the thesis statement rubric and the thesis statement notes. You should refer to both of these while you write your thesis. Your thesis statement will be in response to the following question. Write your thesis statement in marker on the white paper and post it on the wall in the room.

  • Essay Question: Why does VikasSwarup make all of the adults in this novel so unreliable or even dangerous? What is he trying to say about adult/child or parent/child relationships?
thesis statement gallery walk critique
Learning Goals: SWBAT

Identify examples of strong thesis statements by reviewing the homework from Monday night, watching a teacher-model/think aloud and writing and evaluating partner thesis statements.

Thesis Statement Gallery Walk/Critique

Directions:

  • After everyone has finished writing their thesis statement with a partner, get post-it notes and walk around the room and read everyone else’s thesis statements.
  • Choose at least 6 thesis statements and give them a score using the thesis statement rubric.
  • Write your score on the post-it note and briefly explain why you gave it that score on the bottom of the post-it.
  • Place the post-it note next to the thesis.
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Mini-Thesis Statement versus Thesis StatementIn the Venn Diagram below, list at least four ways each that the Mini-thesis statement and a thesis statement

Mini-Thesis Statement

Thesis Statement

below your notes write a thesis statement to the following prompt
Below your notes, write a THESIS STATEMENT to the following prompt:
  • What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?
thesis statements score of
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, VikrasSwarup is trying to convey that not all families are perfect. Some families have major problems that include abandonment, abuse, and heartbreak.
  • VikrasSwarup is conveying the idea that family comes in all shapes and sizes, and doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re related. It means that family can take many forms depending on what it is.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of1
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, Q & A, the author, VikasSwarup conveys a lot about family through the book. VikasSwarup displays the struggle, pain, and opposition of families in the book.
  • In the novel, Q & A, VikasSwarup believes family is a very important part of your life. Almost every chapter in the book deals with family in some way. For example in “How to Speak Australian,” Ram feels like family to the Taylors. They treat him as if he was their own.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of2
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel Q & A, VikasSwarup shows that one’s true family is created by friendship rather than blood. This message is conveyed through Ram’s relationship with his friends and the few adults who opted to take care of him.
  • In the novel Q & A by VikasSwarup, family is portrayed as a hindrance or a burden for most of the young adults in the novel. This idea is exemplified by Gudiya’s relationship with her father, through the inaction and ineffectiveness of Meenakshi’s father and through the relationship with Father Timothy and his secret son, Ian.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of3
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, Q & A, by VikrasSwarup, the author shows that there is no such thing as a happy family by uncovering hidden secrets in families such as sexual and physical abuse, disappointments, and family members being abandoned.
  • In the novel Q & A, VikrasSwarup demonstrates the idea that family is not always defined by who is related to you by blood. Throughout the novel, Ram makes many meaningful connections with people who take care of him like he is family, even though they were not actually related.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

unit two essay prompt
Unit Two Essay Prompt

Directions: For the unit two essay, you will write about the connection between one of the unit two concepts and the novel. Choose from one of the prompts below:

  • Identify a theme in Q&A and explain how this theme is developed throughout the novel. How does the author develop this theme and convey it to his readers? How is this theme shown rather than told throughout the story?
  • How is Q & A about the struggle for agency?
  • Why does Vikas Swarup choose to write Q&A in narrative order rather than chronological order? What effect does this have on his readers, the story, and the characters?

Guidelines:

  • You must develop a thesis statement in response to one of the essay questions above.
  • Your thesis needs to be arguable and specific.
  • You need to include at least one vocabulary word from unit two in your thesis.
  • You need to use your thesis statement to construct an outline.
  • You need to identify three pieces of best evidence (quotes) that directly and clearly support your thesis. There should be one quote in each body paragraph.
  • You need to organize your writing into five clearly written and proof-read paragraphs (intro., three body paragraphs and conclusion).
  • You need to complete multiple drafts of your writing and make significant improvements with each draft.
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Introduction Part Two: 3. Thesis Statement: Your thesis statement needs to be two-three sentences long. Your thesis statement needs to be arguable and specific and needs to directly address the essay question you chose and copied on page one of your outline. 3a. Example: Throughout the story, Ram, the teenage narrator, struggles against the boundaries of his culture and the adults who try to enforce the cultural norms of post-colonial India. Ram transgresses these norms repeatedly in an attempt to be his own agent and to change the rules of this adult world.
  • Your Thesis Statement
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Friday, December 2nd, 2011Objective: by the end of this lesson,1. you will be able to explain the similarities and differences between a mini-thesis statement and a thesis statement;2. compose a thesis statement and revise it in response to a prompt based on Q&A.

Silent Do Now:

Take out your HW – the thesis statement based on the “family” prompt.

  • What is a thesis statement?
  • Describe 3 characteristics of thesis statements
  • Write at least one question you have about thesis statements or the rubric.

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Turn in HW – Vocabulary packet
  • Thesis statements Review
  • Mini-thesis statement vs. thesis statement
  • Gallery Walk
  • Gallery Walk Debrief
  • Homework:
  • Write a thesis statement for your prompt
  • Chronological Timeline due Thursday!
review what is a thesis statement1
Review: What is a Thesis Statement?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement.

  • A thesis statement is an argument. It should state your position on an essay question or piece of literature.
  • It should clearly reflect your ideas about a piece (or more than one piece) of literature and the essay question.
  • Your thesis statement should include two parts: your argument/answer to the essay question as well as information about how you are going to prove your argument in the body of your paper.
  • A thesis statement should not be too broad or too narrow.
  • A thesis statement is the heart of your essay. Your entire essay needs to be organized around supporting your thesis.
where does my thesis statement belong1
Where Does My Thesis Statement Belong?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement

  • Your thesis statement belongs at the end of your introductory paragraph.
  • Your thesis statement can be more than one sentence in length. However, it should be no more than three sentences long.
how will i know if i ve written a good thesis statement1
How will I know if I’ve written a good thesis statement?

Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement

You should ask yourself the following questions:

  • Always refer to your rubric!
  • Did I answer one of the essay questions?
  • Can I think of at least three examples to support my thesis statement?
  • Can I imagine someone else disagreeing with my thesis statement? If not, then is my thesis statement merely a summary statement? How can I make it into an argument that reflects my own unique understanding of the texts and ideas from unit one?
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Mini-Thesis Statement versus Thesis StatementIn the Venn Diagram below, list at least four ways each that the Mini-thesis statement and a thesis statement

Mini-Thesis Statement

Thesis Statement

thesis statement rubric1
Objectives: SWBAT…

1. Review the characteristics of a thesis statement and understand its purpose.

2. Identify the qualities of a good thesis statement by analyzing the Thesis Statement Rubric and evaluating several examples.

Thesis Statement Rubric
partner work thesis statement practice1
Learning Goal: SWBAT

Identify examples of strong thesis statements by reviewing the homework from Monday night, watching a teacher-model/think aloud and writing and evaluating partner thesis statements.

Partner Work: Thesis Statement Practice

Directions: For this activity you and a partner will practice writing a thesis statement that fulfills the criteria on the thesis statement rubric and the thesis statement notes. You should refer to both of these while you write your thesis. Your thesis statement will be in response to the following question. Write your thesis statement in marker on the white paper and post it on the wall in the room.

  • Essay Question: What message do you think Vikras Swarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?
thesis statement gallery walk critique1
Learning Goals: SWBAT

Identify examples of strong thesis statements by reviewing the homework from Monday night, watching a teacher-model/think aloud and writing and evaluating partner thesis statements.

Thesis Statement Gallery Walk/Critique

Directions:

  • After everyone has finished writing their thesis statement with a partner, get post-it notes and walk around the room and read everyone else’s thesis statements.
  • Choose at least 6 thesis statements and give them a score using the thesis statement rubric.
  • Write your score on the post-it note and briefly explain why you gave it that score on the bottom of the post-it.
  • Place the post-it note next to the thesis.
thesis statements score of4
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, Q & A, by VikrasSwarup, the author shows that there is no such thing as a happy family by uncovering hidden secrets in families such as sexual and physical abuse, disappointments, and family members being abandoned.
  • In the novel Q & A, VikrasSwarup demonstrates the idea that family is not always defined by who is related to you by blood. Throughout the novel, Ram makes many meaningful connections with people who take care of him like he is family, even though they were not actually related.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of5
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, VikrasSwarup is trying to convey that not all families are perfect. Some families have major problems that include abandonment, abuse, and heartbreak.
  • VikrasSwarup is conveying the idea that family comes in all shapes and sizes, and doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re related. It means that family can take many forms depending on what it is.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of6
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel, Q & A, the author, VikasSwarup conveys a lot about family through the book. VikasSwarup displays the struggle, pain, and opposition of families in the book.
  • In the novel, Q & A, VikasSwarup believes family is a very important part of your life. Almost every chapter in the book deals with family in some way. For example in “How to Speak Australian,” Ram feels like family to the Taylors. They treat him as if he was their own.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

thesis statements score of7
Thesis Statements – score of ?
  • In the novel Q & A, VikasSwarup shows that one’s true family is created by friendship rather than blood. This message is conveyed through Ram’s relationship with his friends and the few adults who opted to take care of him.
  • In the novel Q & A by VikasSwarup, family is portrayed as a hindrance or a burden for most of the young adults in the novel. This idea is exemplified by Gudiya’s relationship with her father, through the inaction and ineffectiveness of Meenakshi’s father and through the relationship with Father Timothy and his secret son, Ian.

Prompt: What message do you think VikrasSwarup is trying to convey to the reader about family in the novel Q & A?

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Unit Two Essay Prompt

Directions: For the unit two essay, you will write about the connection between one of the unit two concepts and the novel. Choose from one of the prompts below:

  • Identify a theme in Q&A and explain how this theme is developed throughout the novel. How does the author develop this theme and convey it to his readers? How is this theme shown rather than told throughout the story?
  • How is Q & A about the struggle for agency?
  • Why does Vikas Swarup choose to write Q&A in narrative order rather than chronological order? What effect does this have on his readers, the story, and the characters?

Guidelines:

  • You must develop a thesis statement in response to one of the essay questions above.
  • Your thesis needs to be arguable and specific.
  • You need to include at least one vocabulary word from unit two in your thesis.
  • You need to use your thesis statement to construct an outline.
  • You need to identify three pieces of best evidence (quotes) that directly and clearly support your thesis. There should be one quote in each body paragraph.
  • You need to organize your writing into five clearly written and proof-read paragraphs (intro., three body paragraphs and conclusion).
  • You need to complete multiple drafts of your writing and make significant improvements with each draft.
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Introduction Part Two(A):3. Thesis Statement: Your thesis statement needs to be two-three sentences long. Your thesis statement needs to be arguable and specific and needs to directly address the essay question you chose and copied on page one of your outline. 3a. Example: Throughout the story, Ram, the teenage narrator, struggles against the boundaries of his culture and the adults who try to enforce the cultural norms of post-colonial India. Ram transgresses these norms repeatedly in an attempt to be his own agent and to change the rules of this adult world.
  • Your Thesis Statement
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Introduction Part Two(B):3. Thesis Statement: Your thesis statement needs to be two-three sentences long. Your thesis statement needs to be arguable and specific and needs to directly address the essay question you chose and copied on page one of your outline. 3a. Example: Throughout the story, Ram, the teenage narrator, struggles against the boundaries of his culture and the adults who try to enforce the cultural norms of post-colonial India. Ram transgresses these norms repeatedly in an attempt to be his own agent and to change the rules of this adult world.
  • Your REVISED Thesis Statement
10 th grade world literature unit two essay outline
Name: ______________________________________________________10th Grade World LiteratureUnit Two Essay Outline

Essay Question: __________________________________________________________________

Introduction Part One:

1. Your introduction needs to include a hook (a juicy quote, or a broad question that engages the reader with the general topic of your essay, but is not yet specifically about your thesis statement or the text. The hook needs to be connected to the thesis and the text, but is much more broad than the thesis.

1a. ExampleHook: The World Bank estimates that 456 million Indians (41.6% of the total Indian population) now live under the global poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day. This means that a third of the global poor now reside in India.

2. Lead-In: Your lead-in is a sentence or two that builds a connection between your hook and your thesis statement for the reader of your essay.

2a. Example: VikasSwarup brings this statistic to life in his gripping novel, Q & A. This books is a representation of the lives of India’s poor and their struggle to have recognition and status.

orq best evidence rubric
Use this rubric to select the three pieces of evidence for your essay  Don’t forget to introduce your quotes and cite them. Write out the FULL quote.ORQ Best Evidence Rubric
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The Body of the Essay: All three body paragraphs need to be clearly organized and connected to the thesis statement. Each body paragraph needs to include a quote from the novel that supports your ideas and your thesis statement, context before and after the quote and analysis of the quote. Each body paragraph must be at least 5 sentences long (not including the quote).
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Conclusion: Your conclusion needs to be at least three sentences long. Your conclusion must begin by revisiting your thesis statement in new words (do not simply copy it using the same exact words you used in your introduction. Synthesize, or summarize and connect the ideas in the three body paragraphs.Connection between your thesis/argument and the world. Extend your ideas in the essay so that you go beyond the book– how does your thesis have significance, importance or relevance in the real world? Leave your reader with something to think about!
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