March 24, 2010<br />
Housekeeping<br />text deposits<br />hand in any overdue work<br />remember to do the grammar review tests for each lesson...
The Writing Process<br />Pre-write to explore and define your topic:<br />brainstorm and select your topic<br />write a to...
The Four Bases of Writing<br />
Narrative Paragraphs<br />tell about an event or incident (“narrate” = tell a story),<br />can be about real or imagined e...
Narrative Paragraphs, p. 284<br />Read the three sample paragraphs on p. 285-287 and then complete the unity, suppport, an...
Questions, p. 287-288<br />a. Heartbreak<br />b. Possible topic sentences:  <br />My most painful breakup was with my fian...
Questions, p. 287-288, Cont’d.<br />3. a.  Heartbreak <br />I feel terrible pain in the pit of my stomach . . . on someone...
Questions, p. 287-288, Cont’d.<br />“Heartbreak” and “Losing My Father”<br />Time order<br />What are four transition word...
Narrative Paragraphs<br />The topic sentence should clearly indicate the event the paragraph will be about.<br />The body ...
Narrative Paragraphs<br />If you’re writing about your own experiences,<br />use the first person point  of view (“I”)<br ...
Narrative Paragraphs<br />Whether you are writing about an event <br />that has already happened (past), <br />is happenin...
Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Read the introduction together and discuss<br />A.  Prewriting – 15-20 minutes<br ...
Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Review/Discuss Topic Sentences<br />(next slide)<br />
Topics vs. Topic Sentence<br />Remember that<br />a topic = the general subject<br />			and<br />a topic sentence = what y...
Example Topic Sentences<br />Topic:  Camping in the wilderness for the first time<br /> <br />Possible Topic Sentences:<br...
Example Topic Sentences<br />Topic: My first day of school<br /> <br />Possible Topic Sentences<br /> <br />x	I will tell ...
Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Review/Discuss Topic Sentences<br />B.  Plan and Organize<br />Write a topic sente...
Homework<br />Complete all the tasks at step B (see previous slide) for Monday.<br />This includes<br />Finish refining yo...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

E10 Mar24 2010

590 views
419 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
590
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Why is first sentence poor? - announcement; doesn’t say what about camping . . . .The other two are acceptable topic sentences; you could discuss which is better and why . . .
  • same as previous
  • E10 Mar24 2010

    1. 1. March 24, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Housekeeping<br />text deposits<br />hand in any overdue work<br />remember to do the grammar review tests for each lesson and check with the answer keys provided<br />
    3. 3. The Writing Process<br />Pre-write to explore and define your topic:<br />brainstorm and select your topic<br />write a topic sentence<br />brainstorm and select your supporting ideas<br />Write a rough draft<br />Revise to improve unity, support, and coherence<br />Edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage<br />Proofread for typing or handwriting errors<br />
    4. 4. The Four Bases of Writing<br />
    5. 5. Narrative Paragraphs<br />tell about an event or incident (“narrate” = tell a story),<br />can be about real or imagined events, and <br />have a clear beginning, middle, and end.<br />
    6. 6. Narrative Paragraphs, p. 284<br />Read the three sample paragraphs on p. 285-287 and then complete the unity, suppport, and coheranceactivities that follow.<br />
    7. 7. Questions, p. 287-288<br />a. Heartbreak<br />b. Possible topic sentences: <br />My most painful breakup was with my fiance Bonnie.<br />Breaking up with my fiance Bonnie was painful.<br />Breaking up is the worst feeling I ever had in my life.<br />Bonnie broke my heart. / Bonnie made me heartbroken.<br />2. 7 – This bird is really intelligent . . . <br />
    8. 8. Questions, p. 287-288, Cont’d.<br />3. a. Heartbreak <br />I feel terrible pain in the pit of my stomach . . . on someone’s shoulder and cry.<br />my knees felt weak<br />I wanted to slam the door shut so hard . . .<br />b. Losing My Father<br />“When did you get here” “Who are you” “My breath stopped as if I’d been punched in the stomach. . .I’m your daughter . . .<br />A Frustrating Job<br />“. . . lost interest in the bird chase . . . what was left of the pizza. . . on floor. . . ” “. . . the dog had thrown up”<br />
    9. 9. Questions, p. 287-288, Cont’d.<br />“Heartbreak” and “Losing My Father”<br />Time order<br />What are four transition words?<br />first<br />then<br />but<br />while<br />when<br />and then<br />
    10. 10. Narrative Paragraphs<br />The topic sentence should clearly indicate the event the paragraph will be about.<br />The body of the paragraph should <br />use chronological order (the details are given in the order they happened)<br />use time signals to help the reader follow the order (“then,” “next,” “as a result,” etc.)<br />The paragraph’s conclusion should give a clear outcome.<br />
    11. 11. Narrative Paragraphs<br />If you’re writing about your own experiences,<br />use the first person point of view (“I”)<br />use the pronouns me, my, mine, we, us, etc.<br />If you’re writing about someone else’s experiences,<br />don’t refer to yourself<br />use the third person point of view (“he,” “she,” or “they”<br />use the pronouns his, hers, theirs, him, her, them, etc.<br />
    12. 12. Narrative Paragraphs<br />Whether you are writing about an event <br />that has already happened (past), <br />is happening now (present), or<br />that has yet to happen (future), <br />keep your tense consistent throughout the entire paragraph<br />how much detail you give will vary according to the audience and purpose of the paragraph<br />
    13. 13. Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Read the introduction together and discuss<br />A. Prewriting – 15-20 minutes<br />Write freely and continually without worrying about grammar, spelling and punctuation<br /> Let me know when you have written all you can on your topic.<br />
    14. 14. Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Review/Discuss Topic Sentences<br />(next slide)<br />
    15. 15. Topics vs. Topic Sentence<br />Remember that<br />a topic = the general subject<br /> and<br />a topic sentence = what you have to say about the subject<br />
    16. 16. Example Topic Sentences<br />Topic: Camping in the wilderness for the first time<br /> <br />Possible Topic Sentences:<br /> <br />x I went camping in the wilderness for the first time.<br /> <br /> I had never been camping before, so I decided to go an overnight trip with my friend Walter. (Okay)<br /> <br /> The first time I camped in the wild, I was so nervous that I almost forgot the whole point was to relax and enjoy myself. (Better)<br />
    17. 17. Example Topic Sentences<br />Topic: My first day of school<br /> <br />Possible Topic Sentences<br /> <br />x I will tell you about my first day of school.<br /> <br /> My first day of school was a nerve-wracking experience.<br /> <br /> I will never forget the excitement of my first day of school.<br />
    18. 18. Writing Assignment 1, p. 290-291<br /> Review/Discuss Topic Sentences<br />B. Plan and Organize<br />Write a topic sentence<br />list all the details involved in the experience<br />number them in the order in which they occurred<br />
    19. 19. Homework<br />Complete all the tasks at step B (see previous slide) for Monday.<br />This includes<br />Finish refining your topic sentences (you should have at least two different versions)<br />Listing all the details involved in the experience<br />number the details in the order in which they occurred.<br />DO NOT WRITE THE PARAGRAPH YET!!!<br />

    ×