 Due Electronically before class: Essay #2
 Team Change and Game
 Vocabulary Test: (Chapters 5-9)
 Discussion: Ngo and Toufexis
 Essay #3: The Concept Essay
 In-Class Writing: Consider topics for your essay from The
Hunger Games. Make a list of four different possibilities.
Write paragraphs for two of them, sketching out what you
already know about the concept. Think of at least one
example for each from HG.
3. The Game: NEW TEAMS TODAY
• With your new team, discuss the words on the
next slide for five or so minutes and prepare to
4. Vocabulary Words
6. You have 15 minutes
7. The Concept Essay
8. Ngo: “Cannibalism:
It Still Exists”
Get into groups of
three or four to
essay and answer
9. Take 10 minutes
• First, briefly summarize the story
• What is the concept about which Ngo writes?
• Which extended anecdote does Ngo use to help explain the concept
to his readers?
• What is his thesis?
• How does he classify his concept?
• How does he define his concept?
• Find examples of each his classified concepts.
10. Brief Summary and
11. Extended Anecdote
Thesis and classification
12. Thesis and
 Survival: Vietnamese boat
 Ate people as they died
on the boat
 Dietary: Miyanmin (both types
 Eats their own dead and
 Religious/Ritual: African tribe
of the Bimin-Kuskusmin
 Eat parts of genitalia to
 Survival: Japanese troops’
supply lines cut
 Sacrificed Arapesh
people to feed troops
 Dietary: Leopard people;
 Hunt victims
 Religious/Ritual: Bangalas
and South American Tribes
 To honor those held in
sacrifice slaves and
15. Ngo has written a
 Use this essay as a model for you
16. Toufexis “ Love: The
 Get back into
17. Take 10 Minutes to
 First, summarize the story.
 How does Toufexis “Hook the Reader”?
 How does Toufexis focus her plan?
 How does she create a logical plan?
Hooking the reader
19. Hooking the Reader
 What does Toufexis do to catch
 The title—”Love: The Right Chemistry”
 The epigraph quoting Greta Garbo’s line
from the film Ninotchka.
 The conversational tone of the essay
 Using “O.K.” and “Let’s” rather than the
more formal “let us.”
Focusing the Plan
20. Focusing the Plan
What She Does What She Does Not Do
 She focuses on certain
scientific aspects of
romantic love, specifically
the evolutionary biology
and neurochemistry of love
between adult human
 By keeping to her focus,
she is able to present
information that is
unfamiliar, and therefore
interesting, to her readers.
 Because she wants to
emphasize love as a tool to
promote reproduction, she
does NOT include same-
sex love, or nonsexual love
between friends and family
 She does NOT discuss
views on love by various
religions or cultures.
A logical plan
21. A Logical Plan
 Introduction of
She provides clues for the reader
22. Introduction of Concept: Paragraph 1: She announces that she is writing
about “romantic love,” a concept that she will address with “scientific
Thesis: Paragraph 2: What seems on the surface to be irrational, intoxicated
behavior is in fact part of nature’s master strategy—a vital force that has
helped humans survive, thrive, and multiply through thousands of years”
Forecast: In paragraph two: “Love rests firmly on the foundations of
evolution, biology, and chemistry.”
Toufexis also uses transitions to let the readers know when she is leaving
one topic and going to another: here is the transition from biology to
23. The Concept Essay
 Topic: Write an essay
about a concept from The
Hunger Games that
interests you and that you
want to study further. When
you have a good
understanding of the
concept you have chosen,
explain it to your readers,
considering carefully what
they might already know
about it and how your
essay might add to what
In-Class Essay #3
100 points possible
You may use a page of
You must have a Dictionary
or other defining source and
at least two quotations that
exemplify your concept from
The Hunger Games.
25. In-Class Writing:
 Consider topics for your essay
from The Hunger Games.
 Make a list of four different
 Write paragraphs for two of them,
sketching out what you already know
about the concept..
 Read: HG through chapter 19; SMG 148-
 Post #8 Finish and post your in-class
writing; then, find a good definition for your
concept. It can be from a dictionary or an
 Post #9: Name the two concepts about
which you wrote paragraphs. Find a few
lines from The Hunger Games that
illustrate each concept. Copy them into
your post, and then explain how the
example demonstrates, defines, or
embodies the concept. (include page
 Bring: SMG to Class
 Study: Vocabulary 10-13