Midterm Essay
  Workday and Examples
Warm Up
Warm Up
• Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an
  informative essay?
Warm Up
• Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an
  informative essay?
• In light of the above question, what is the
...
Warm Up
• Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an
  informative essay?
• In light of the above question, what is the
...
Introduction
Introduction
Grabber Examples
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was
held. The war had been over for a few years and
t...
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was
held. The war had been over for a few years and
t...
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was
held. The war had been over for a few years and
t...
Introduction
Introduction
Grabber Examples
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk
politics and stuff. It was a Convention. The...
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk
politics and stuff. It was a Convention. The...
Introduction
Grabber Examples
“A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk
politics and stuff. It was a Convention. The...
Introduction
Introduction
Grabber Examples
Introduction
  Grabber Examples
“The year of 1787 was a dark, tense time in the
newly created United States. The sweat and...
Introduction
  Grabber Examples
“The year of 1787 was a dark, tense time in the
newly created United States. The sweat and...
Introduction
Introduction
Thesis Lead-in Examples
Introduction
Thesis Lead-in Examples
“The men argued a lot at the Convention. The
new government was impacted by the Great...
Introduction
Thesis Lead-in Examples
“The men argued a lot at the Convention. The
new government was impacted by the Great...
Introduction
Thesis Lead-in Examples
“The men argued a lot at the Convention. The
new government was impacted by the Great...
Introduction
Introduction
Thesis Lead-in Examples
Introduction
   Thesis Lead-in Examples
“Amidst the hot stifling room the men realized they must
each give something up, th...
Introduction
   Thesis Lead-in Examples
“Amidst the hot stifling room the men realized they must
each give something up, th...
Midterm Essay
  Workday and Examples
Warm Up
Warm Up
• Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an
  informative essay?
• Which of the following areas is the focus of...
Body Paragraphs
Body Paragraphs
Topic Sentence
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The Great Compromise was this thing that
happened.”
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The Great Compromise was this thing that
happened.”
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The Great Compromise was this thing that
happened.”


          Good, Bad, or Okay?
Body Paragraphs
Body Paragraphs
Topic Sentence
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The Convention was about to implode over
the issue of state representation when men
from...
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The Convention was about to implode over
the issue of state representation when men
from...
Body Paragraphs
Body Paragraphs
Topic Sentence
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The first agreement the men came to that
shaped America’s new government was the
Great Co...
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The first agreement the men came to that
shaped America’s new government was the
Great Co...
Body Paragraphs
  Topic Sentence
“The first agreement the men came to that
shaped America’s new government was the
Great Co...
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Midterm Essay Examples

  1. 1. Midterm Essay Workday and Examples
  2. 2. Warm Up
  3. 3. Warm Up • Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an informative essay?
  4. 4. Warm Up • Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an informative essay? • In light of the above question, what is the primary focus of the essay and the rubric?
  5. 5. Warm Up • Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an informative essay? • In light of the above question, what is the primary focus of the essay and the rubric? • When is the rough draft due?
  6. 6. Introduction
  7. 7. Introduction Grabber Examples
  8. 8. Introduction Grabber Examples “In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was held. The war had been over for a few years and the colonists were arguing now about what type of government to form.”
  9. 9. Introduction Grabber Examples “In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was held. The war had been over for a few years and the colonists were arguing now about what type of government to form.”
  10. 10. Introduction Grabber Examples “In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was held. The war had been over for a few years and the colonists were arguing now about what type of government to form.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  11. 11. Introduction
  12. 12. Introduction Grabber Examples
  13. 13. Introduction Grabber Examples “A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk politics and stuff. It was a Convention. They argued.”
  14. 14. Introduction Grabber Examples “A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk politics and stuff. It was a Convention. They argued.”
  15. 15. Introduction Grabber Examples “A bunch of guys got together in Philly to talk politics and stuff. It was a Convention. They argued.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  16. 16. Introduction
  17. 17. Introduction Grabber Examples
  18. 18. Introduction Grabber Examples “The year of 1787 was a dark, tense time in the newly created United States. The sweat and blood of sons, fathers, and families had purchased sweet freedom from Britain, but internal arguing now threatened the former colonies.”
  19. 19. Introduction Grabber Examples “The year of 1787 was a dark, tense time in the newly created United States. The sweat and blood of sons, fathers, and families had purchased sweet freedom from Britain, but internal arguing now threatened the former colonies.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  20. 20. Introduction
  21. 21. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples
  22. 22. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples “The men argued a lot at the Convention. The new government was impacted by the Great Compromise, the Three-fifths Compromise, and the slave trade compromise.”
  23. 23. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples “The men argued a lot at the Convention. The new government was impacted by the Great Compromise, the Three-fifths Compromise, and the slave trade compromise.”
  24. 24. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples “The men argued a lot at the Convention. The new government was impacted by the Great Compromise, the Three-fifths Compromise, and the slave trade compromise.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  25. 25. Introduction
  26. 26. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples
  27. 27. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples “Amidst the hot stifling room the men realized they must each give something up, that they must all compromise or nothing will be accomplished. Putting aside their differences, the men agreed on the Great Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Slave Trade Compromise, all of which impacted the new emerging government in a tremendous way.”
  28. 28. Introduction Thesis Lead-in Examples “Amidst the hot stifling room the men realized they must each give something up, that they must all compromise or nothing will be accomplished. Putting aside their differences, the men agreed on the Great Compromise, the Three-Fifths Compromise, and the Slave Trade Compromise, all of which impacted the new emerging government in a tremendous way.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  29. 29. Midterm Essay Workday and Examples
  30. 30. Warm Up
  31. 31. Warm Up • Is this the midterm a persuasive essay or an informative essay? • Which of the following areas is the focus of this essay: organization, content, conventions • When are we taking the essay? • What can I use to take the essay?
  32. 32. Body Paragraphs
  33. 33. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence
  34. 34. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The Great Compromise was this thing that happened.”
  35. 35. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The Great Compromise was this thing that happened.”
  36. 36. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The Great Compromise was this thing that happened.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  37. 37. Body Paragraphs
  38. 38. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence
  39. 39. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The Convention was about to implode over the issue of state representation when men from both sides at last agreed on The Great Compromise.”
  40. 40. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The Convention was about to implode over the issue of state representation when men from both sides at last agreed on The Great Compromise.”
  41. 41. Body Paragraphs
  42. 42. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence
  43. 43. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The first agreement the men came to that shaped America’s new government was the Great Compromise.”
  44. 44. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The first agreement the men came to that shaped America’s new government was the Great Compromise.”
  45. 45. Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence “The first agreement the men came to that shaped America’s new government was the Great Compromise.” Good, Bad, or Okay?
  46. 46. Rough Draft Pair-Share
  47. 47. Rough Draft Pair-Share • find a partner
  48. 48. Rough Draft Pair-Share • find a partner • exchange and read papers
  49. 49. Rough Draft Pair-Share • find a partner • exchange and read papers • grade your partners rough draft
  50. 50. Rough Draft Pair-Share • find a partner • exchange and read papers • grade your partners rough draft • complete the “pair-share” worksheet
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