Gerunds, Theses, and Solid Arguments September 11th, 2012
This is due at 20 minutes after. HW>turn in at the green tray. SPONGE 9/11/12 • Remember the word gerund? (jerr-UND) • “He went to gerund!” or “I’m every sentence part, it’s all in meeee, my name is gerund, I end in –ing!” • A gerund is a verb+ing and it can act as any sentence part (subject, verb, DO, IO, object of the preposition, etc.) • Turn to page 140, Exercise B in the Grammar for Writing workbook at your tables. • Rewrite #1-5 in your Source Book as the directions in the work book specify (say to do).
Concept Review • Gerund- • Verb+ -ing • Can function as any sentence part • Song time!! • Anecdote- • A short narrative or story • Hook- • Something used to grab the reader’s attention • Thesis Statement- • A sentence summing up your main idea and supporting points. • Remember “Fresh Prince of BelAire.”
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EQ: How do we identify objects in persuasive writing? • Standards: • ELACC8W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.) Expand and extend. • ELACC8W5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 6 on page 52.) Expand and extend.
What do you think we’re learning in class today? • Today we are learning how to use identify objects in our argument in our writingbecause objects are all around us and a good technique for manipulating an audience in order to convince them.
WORK SESSION • Under today’s SPONGE, label this activity “Thesis Statements and TAPP” in your Source Book (and table of contents).
HOW TO BEGIN MY LEAD/INTRODUCE MY TOPIC??? (Review) • Begin with a quotation. Just make sure you explain its relevance • Begin with a hypotheticalquestion • Begin with an acknowledgment of an opinion opposite to the one you plan to take • Begin with a very short narrative or anecdote that has a direct connection with the topic • Begin with an interesting fact • Begin with a definition or explanation of a term relevant to your paper • Begin with an analogy. An analogy is like a metaphor where you will compare the topic to something else.
What are your thoughts when you see the prompt below? • Each year many people lose their lives to the effects of smoking tobacco and it costs the families and our country billions of dollars in hospital expenses. • Take 1 minute to write down EVERY thought that comes to mind with this prompt. Don’t edit yourself, we’ll do that later.
THESIS Sentence Formula Directions: Read the writing prompt and complete the steps below for creating a thesis statment Writing Prompt- Each year many people lose their lives to the effects of smoking tobacco and it costs the families and our country billions of dollars in hospital expenses. What are the effects of tobacco smoke on a persons’ health. Use details and examples to support your claim. _________________________________________________ 1.) Complete T.A.P.P for prompt 2.) Plugin the pieces of TAPP into the thesis organizer below: (topic) + (organizing pattern) + (3 main ideas)=thesis Ex: Smoking’seffect on teenagers include cancer, bad breath, and yellowteeth.
Practice Introduction-H.I.Thttp://www.cnn.com/2012/09/10/us/illinois-chicago-teachers-strike/index.html Directions: Take notes on TAPP for the news clip on the teacher strike in Chicago. With the help of your group create a thesis to answer the writing prompt below and place it into the formula for an intro paragraph (ie: HIT) Writing Prompt- (TAPP) Today marks the first teacher strike in chicago in many decades. Teacher’s have organized to protest unfair wages, diminished health care coverage for their families and poor learning conditions for the children. How can you help solve the problems causing this strike? Come up with a plan to end the strike and put teacher’s back into the classroom where the children need them most.
HOMEWORK • HOMEWORK: Today is “Make Your Dreams Come True Day.” What are your dreams? Write about the dreams you have for your future. Explain how you are going to make them come true in the form of a THESIS STATEMENT. You must include at least 1 gerund.