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  • 1. Controlling Idea Essay Practice
  • 2. Definition• a controlling idea is a theme that appears in twoor more texts.For example, if given the topic of fear, you mightnote that both Night and Lord of the Fliessupport the idea that fear influences people toact out of character.
  • 3. Graphic Organizer = Venn Diagram
  • 4. Your TaskDirections: Write a well-developed and well-organized essay on thefollowing:Many authors deal with a character’s struggle to define who they are. Fromamong the books, plays, and short stories you have read, choose two worksin which there is a character who is struggling to determine theirtrue identity. Develop a thesis statement about the characters’struggle as described in the two works you have chosen. Then, for eachwork:▫ Identify the title and author of the two works▫ Identify the characters▫ Using specific references, describe how they are struggling to determine theiridentity▫ Avoid plot summary: Instead, use specific references to appropriate literaryelements (for example: theme, setting, conflict, characterization) to develop youranalysisMust have an introduction, body paragraph (s) and conclusion.
  • 5. Plan Out Your Response• CREATE A VENN DIAGRAM THAT▫ IDENTIFIES THE TEXTS YOU PLAN TOUSE▫ INCLUDES THE THESIS STATEMENT YOU▫ CITES THE EVIDENCE YOU’LL USE TOBACK UP YOUR THESIS STATEMENT
  • 6. Wash, Rinse, Repeat• Create Venn Diagrams for the topics below:▫ Mistreatment of fellow humans▫ Darkness▫ Importance of relationships▫ Doing what’s right▫ Conflict

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