Agenda 10/18/11 1. GED Practice 2. Turn in Social Studies Pretest 3. Review: How to write a thesis from a GED Prompt 4. Discuss HW 5. Supporting Details (Example + Explanation) 6. Putting it All Together
GED Practice Arriving at the podium, the president called the meeting to order. Which is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence? If the original is the best way, choose option (1). (1) Arriving at the podium, the president called (2) Arriving the president at the podium called (3) The president arriving at the podium called (4) Arriving, the president, at the podium called (5) The president called, arriving at the podium.
Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Prompt Prompt: 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. Write your thesis statement using the technique we talked about yesterday in class.
Review: Writing a Thesis from a GED Prompt Prompt: 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.
GED Essay Topic It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to develop your essay. REQUIRED: Use the 3 or 4 paragraph essay outline to plan what you are going to write.
Using the Outline- Last Night’s HW Use the outline TO PLAN YOUR ESSAY. Start by writing down your thesis statement. Use your thesis statement to write your topic sentence(s) for your body (support) paragraph(s). Restate your thesis (say the same thing using different words) to begin your conclusion. Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
Using the Outline- Supporting Details Now, think of ONE example for each of your topic sentences. Write this on SUPPORT A SUPPORT B and C will be Your EXPLANATION
Using the Outline- Anchor The purpose of your anchor sentence is to help you relate the point you made in your paragraph back to your thesis statement. It should answer this question: How does your example support your thesis statement?
Writing The Introduction Begin with a hook that introduces your topic. (1-2) Sentences Write your thesis. (from your outline) Your introduction should be around 5 sentences long.
Body Paragraphs 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. Support your Topic Sentence with Supporting Sentences. 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. Sentence starters: “This shows that…” “This illustrates…” “This means that…”
Body Paragraphs 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. Think of it as the “concluding sentence” for your body paragraph. Answer this question: HOW DOES THIS EXAMPLE PROVE YOUR THESIS TO BE TRUE?