Housekeeping Summer Courses – I have left a list at the office and registration desk of people who may go ahead and register for English 11. Most of you can go ahead and register unless I have indicated otherwise to you (i.e. if there is a concern you are behind or not passing). Quiz for p. 54-98 – Please return this quiz to me as I forgot to record the marks!
Essays, p. 327
Opening Statement . . . General ↓ Specific Introductory Paragraph . . . Thesis Statement
Opening Statement . . . General ↓ Specific Introductory Paragraph . . . Thesis Statement Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 1 Body Paragraphs
Opening Statement . . . General ↓ Specific Introductory Paragraph . . . Thesis Statement Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 1 Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 2 Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 3
Opening Statement . . . General ↓ Specific Introductory Paragraph . . . Thesis Statement Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 1 Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 2 Topic Sentence . . . -supporting details Point 3 Concluding Paragraph Specific ↓ General Restate Thesis . . . . . . concluding thoughts
Model Essay, p. 329 Note length Note the structure
Introductory Paragraphs, p. 330 Three Purposes catch the reader’s attention present the thesis statement suggest a plan of development Let’s take another look at the opening of the Model Essay . . . Now answer the questions in Activity 1 . . .
Activity 1, p. 330-331 1. 1-4 2. sentence 5 3. Yes 4. physically hard, pay poor, working conditions dreadful
Introductory Paragraphs, p. 331 Common ways to introduce your topic: broad statement contrast relevance anecdote questions quotation
Supporting Paragraphs, p. 333 Most essays have three supporting points. Each supporting point should be developed in its own paragraph, with its own topic sentence. Each supporting point should be developed with specific details and examples, just like any paragraph.
Activity, 2, p. 333 Review the body paragraphs of the model essay and answer the three questions: 1. 7 2. 14 3. 20
Transitional Sentences, p. 333 In paragraphs, transitional words and phrases help the reader to follow the writer’s thoughts. In essays, transitional sentences, help to connect the supporting paragraphs. They are usually found at the end of a body paragraph (and sometimes at the beginning, as part of the topic sentence).
Transitional Sentences, p. 333 Ex: I would not have minded the difficulty of the work so much if the pay had not been so poor. The word “difficulty” refers back to the first body paragraph’s topic – the physical demands of the job. The last part of the sentence shifts the focus to the new topic for the second body paragraph – the low pay.
Activity 3, p. 334 Read the example. Then complete the following statement: In the sentence above, the keywords [low pay] echo the point of the second supporting paragraph, and the keywords [working conditions] announce the topic of the third supporting paragraph.
Concluding Paragraph, p. 334 Begins by summarizing or restating the thesis. Leaves the reader with a final thought or thoughts.
Activity 4, p. 334 1. 27 2. 28
Practice, p. 341 Thesis Statements Just like a topic sentence, a thesis statement has two parts: The topic + the writer’s attitude, opinion, idea or point about the topic. Ex: Celebritiesare often poor role models. topicwriter’s opinion
Activity 5, p. 341 For each thesis statement, underline the topic once and the writer’s point twice. 1. teachers / played important roles 2. loneliness / have certain benefits 3. owning old car / special rewards 4. learning to write / takes work, patience and a sense of humour. 5. advertisers / use clever techniques to promote their message
Activity 5, p. 341 For each thesis statement, underline the topic once and the writer’s point twice. 6. Anger / results from a . . . . 7. sale of handguns / should be limited . . . 8. study habits/ benefited greatly from . . . 9. retired people / must cope with . . . of being old 10. parents / should take steps . . to encourage the children to enjoy reading. Notice that some thesis statements include the “plan” and others don’t.
Practice, p. 342 Supporting the Thesis with Specific Evidence prewriting / outlining is even more important for writing essays than for writing paragraphs. in taking the time to do even a “scratch” outline, you will discover whether or not you have enough support for your thesis.
Activity 6, p. 342 (Student Answers) 1. mental problems, bad teachers 2. wants to get rid of my dog, makes too many, only allows laundry once a week 3. generosity, tolerance, patience, ambitious, organization, 4. [meeting new teachers], dealing with administration, testing, new routines, getting lost 5. not ready for responsibility, not enough money, not enough experience/not mature enough
In-class Assignment Choose one (1) of the following topics and write 1) a thesis statement and 2) a scratch outline for it: an addictive habit Example: Thesis Statement: My obsession with coffee is ruining my life 1-I cannot function without it 2-I spend all my money on it 3- I have many health problems from it. when parents work a volunteer experience the value of pets a problem at school or work handling anger (or another emotion) a time when you surprised yourself
True Diary, p. 99-134Key Events Mary e-mails Junior and tells how happy she is Junior draws Rowdy a cartoon Junior discovers Penelope has an eating disorder Junior and Penelope start “semi-dating” Roger and Penelope find out that Junior is poor Junior talks to Gordy about being “an apple” Mary writes Junior that she has a new home and is going to write her life story
True Diary, p. 135-168Key Events Junior made the basketball team (surprisingly) First basketball game against Wellpinit – big loss – Rowdy fouled junior and he hurt his head Junior dad disappears on Christmas eve and comes back after new years; but his dad gives him 5$ Junior was upset with his tribe’s reaction to him Junior’s grandmother was struck by a drunk driver. Junior compares Indians and Whites “Indians know each other” He thinks White families aren’t as close as Indian families “the fathers are there, but not there” Ted the millionare brings the dress back.
Homework For May 26th: Finish reading the novel. Vocabulary Paragraph optional: pre-read p.334-340 For May 31st: Character Assignment Mini-Research Assignment For June 2nd: Literary Devices Assignment Bring me your quiz on p. 54-98 so I can record the mark.