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  1. 1. Agenda 10/18/11<br />1. GED Practice<br />2. Turn in Social Studies Pretest<br />3. Review: How to write a thesis from a GED Prompt<br />4. Discuss HW <br />5. Supporting Details (Example + Explanation)<br />6. Putting it All Together<br />
  2. 2. GED Practice<br />Arriving at the podium, the president called the meeting to order.<br />Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option (1). <br />(1) Arriving at the podium, the president called<br />(2) Arriving the president at the podium called<br />(3) The president arriving at the podium called<br />(4) Arriving, the president, at the podium called<br />(5) The president called, arriving at the podium.<br />
  3. 3. Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Prompt<br />Prompt:<br />We all work or will work in our jobs with many different kinds of people. In your opinion, what are some important characteristics of a co-worker (someone you work closely with)? Use reasons and specific examples to explain why these characteristics are important.<br />Write your thesis statement using the technique we talked about yesterday in class. <br />
  4. 4. Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Prompt<br />Prompt:<br />Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.<br />
  5. 5. GED Essay Topic<br />It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you<br />agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay.<br />REQUIRED: Use the 3 or 4 paragraph essay outline to plan what you are going to write.<br />
  6. 6. Using the Outline- Last Night’s HW<br />Use the outline TO PLAN YOUR ESSAY.<br />Start by writing down your thesis statement.<br />Use your thesis statement to write your topic sentence(s) for your body (support) paragraph(s).<br />Restate your thesis (say the same thing using different words) to begin your conclusion.<br />Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A<br />SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION<br />
  7. 7. Using the Outline- Supporting Details<br />Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A<br />SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION<br />
  8. 8. Using the Outline- Anchor<br />The purpose of your anchor sentence is to help you relate the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement.<br />It should answer this question:<br />How does your example support your thesis statement?<br />
  9. 9. Writing The Introduction<br />Begin with a hook that introduces your topic. (1-2) Sentences<br />Write your thesis. (from your outline)<br />Your introduction should be around 5 sentences long. <br />
  10. 10. Body Paragraphs<br />Begin with a topic sentence (from your outline). This should reflect your first reason (from your thesis) for feeling the way you do about your topic.<br />Support your Topic Sentence with Supporting Sentences.<br />Your support sentences should give an example to support your topic sentence. Follow your example with an explanation of how it supports your TS or Thesis. <br />Sentence starters: “This shows that…” “This illustrates…” “This means that…”<br />
  11. 11. Body Paragraphs<br />The last sentence of your body paragraph(s) is called the “ANCHOR” sentence. This sentence ties the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement.<br />Think of it as the “concluding sentence” for your body paragraph.<br />Answer this question: HOW DOES THIS EXAMPLE PROVE YOUR THESIS TO BE TRUE?<br />
  12. 12. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Your last sentence should be ONE of the following:
  13. 13. Give a warning and state the consequences for failing to act
  14. 14. Give advice and a possible solution to the problem
  15. 15. Tell the reader what he or she should think, do, or feel
  16. 16. Tell what lessons or truths should now be understood</li></ul>Refer to your hook<br />Restate your thesis using different words<br />Summarize your main points<br />

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