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EA 2 DAY 1. JUNIORS. SWBAT craft their thesis statement for their argumentative essay. DO NOW : Vocabulary Quiz– Only 10 minutes When you are done with your quiz, please read the following: Structure of an Argument Essay Assignment sheet.
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EA 2DAY 1 JUNIORS
SWBAT craft their thesis statement for their argumentative essay • DO NOW: Vocabulary Quiz– Only 10 minutes • When you are done with your quiz, please read the following: • Structure of an Argument • Essay Assignment sheet. • Write down any questions that you have about either sheet.
THESIS STATEMENT REVIEW • The thesis sentence is the most important sentence in an essay -- the one ruling idea you will support in the body of your paper. It serves as a plan for the writer and a “road map” for the reader. In a sense, it is a contract between the writer and the reader. The writer promises to prove the thesis to the reader. • The thesis is the writer’s opinion -- an argument, not a fact.
LOOKING AT THE QUESTION • Your assignment is to synthesize at least three to five sources and your own observations to defend, challenge, or qualify the statement that America still provides access to the American Dream, to the “tired, the poor, and the huddled masses.” This question requires you to integrate a variety of sources (3–5) into a coherent, well-written argumentative essay. Be sure to refer to the sources and employ your own observations to support your position
Introduction Construction Simple • Step 1: You need to address the question and turn it into a thesis statement. Example Simple: America still provides access to the American Dream, to the “tired, the poor, and the huddled masses.” What should you establish in your introduction given this is your “simple thesis?”
Introduction Construction Complex • Step 1: You need to address the question and turn it into a thesis statement. • The American Dream is no longer as simple as it used to be, whereby people who work hard automatically succeed; instead, most find the ideals set forth in the “Dream” unobtainable. • What should you establish in your introduction given this is your “complex thesis?”
HAND BACK BRAINSTORM AND EVIDENE CHART • PICK THREE TO FIVE SOURCES
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY THESIS STATEMENT DEVELOPMENT • INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH: • 5 SENTENCES • THESIS STATEMENT If I believe that the American dream still exists/does not exist… • What works do I feel strongly about using? • How did these works help shape my opinion about the American Dream? • EXAMPLE:
EXIT ACTIVITY • WRITE YOUR THESIS DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER AND HAND IT IN. You will get = Go ahead You will get a = Need to rework; email me/ set-up extra help You will get a = Almost
BODY PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE THESIS STATEMENT Body Paragraph REPEAT EVIDENCE STEP AND COMMENTARY STEP