Expository Essay Unit… “Unsung Heroes”
Journal Response • “There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.“ –Nelson Mandela Read the quote above and make a connection between that quote and the memoir, Night. Your response should include specific examples from the story. (1 paragraph)
Essential Question: How can we effectively use expository writing to explain the leadership qualities reflected in the lives of Nelson Mandela & Elie Wiesel?
Pair & Share On your white board paddle, brainstorm ideas and/or adjectives that answer the question… “What makes a good leader?”
Leaders Lead The Way… What Qualities Make a Good Leader? Put a next to any leadership quality that you feel represents Elie Wiesel…
Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. • He fought against a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights. • He served a good portion of his life in prison for his protests, but became a symbol for his people. • Later he would become president of South Africa. (1994)
Lessons in Life 7 Things We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela
Lessons in Life… • Have Faith In Justice • Courage Is Triumph Over Fear • With Hard Work Comes Progress • Take Pride Over Your Convictions • Show Compassion To Everyone • Be Humble • Leave The Past In The Past & But Do Not Hesitate To Lean From It & Apply Those Lessons To Your Current Life
Add It Up…. Let’s revisit our original leadership qualities list… Circle all qualities that represent Mandela Let’s Revise Our List To Add More Qualities After The Biography Notes & Video Clip
Expository Essay What is expository writing???? Expository writing is a type of writing that is used to explain, describe, give information, or inform. Watch video… http://www.edutopia.org/blog/interactive-rubrics-assessment-for-learning-michelle-lampinen
Annddd Your Topic Is…. • In some ways Nelson Mandela & Elie Wiesel share similar characteristics regarding not only leadership, but also as heroes. Look over and analyze Mandela’s life lessons. Choose 3 of the 7 lessons and relate them to the life and experiences of Elie Wiesel as portrayed in his memoir, Night.
Look over Nelson Mandela’s list: Life Lessons Choose 3 of the 7 lessons Think about how these lessons can relate to Elie’s experiences in his memoir, Night. Look at the Thesis Skeleton that I provided for you (handout) Complete the skeleton by plugging in your own selected information Choose a paint card Write your thesis on the top color Write life lesson #1 in the second color block Write life lesson #2 in the third color block Write life lesson #3 in the fourth color block Your Pre-Writing Assignment
Former South African President Nelson Mandela is often viewed as a world leader and a courageous hero. During his daily endeavors, Mandela exercised 7 life essentials and he shared these ideals with those around him.Mandela’s life lessons _____ , ____ and _____, are also evident in Elie Wiesel's life and experiences as portrayed in his memoir, Night.
Your Essay Must… • Have a strong Intro • Have 3 life lessons (Mandela) • Relate these lessons to Wiesel & Night using strong details and textual evidence (in text citations) • Include a strong closing (restate your thesis/claim) • Have a Works Cited Page
Heading Name ELA 9 Expository Essay __, October, 2014 Size 12 font Times New Roman Double Spaced Page #’s (Kerr1 etc) Works Cited Page
Guidelines for Citations Document Specific Research Facts Document any unusual or questionable facts Do not document common knowledge facts WHEN IN DOUBT – Document and Cite the Source
In Text Citations… Use if you know the following: Name of the Author & Page #: (Author’s Last Name and Page #) Ex. (Smith 10)
Works Cited Page The following examples are based on the currently accepted guidelines found in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers • Alphabetize by the Author’s last name • If the Author is unknown, by the Title • Double-Space the entire list of works cited
Works Cited Page Print Sources A Book by a Single Author Wilson, Frank R. The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain. New York: Pantheon, 1998.
Essay Due Date?? Thursday, October 23, 2014 & It counts as a TEST grade!