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    Essay Structure Essay Structure Presentation Transcript

    • Line Words I don’t understand Paraphrase What does the line mean? Hold fast to dreams strong, close, and steadfast, e.g. in a relationship Grasp tightly to goals The speaker urges the reader to not give up on a dream. For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird
    • Nature’s law
      • Natural law or the law of nature ( Latin : lex naturalis ) is a theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere. [1] oxygen
    • Paragraph Bread/Topic Sentence The speaker urges the reader to not give up on a dream. Meat/ Supporting example The poem begins with a request, “Hold fast to dreams”. Bread/ analysis Life without a dream is pointless. The speaker asks the reader to keep a tight grasp on their dreams.
    • Figurative Language Test
      • Write the following poem on your paper
      • “ You Are to Me…”
        • My dreams fell like the leaves
        • Of the tree
        • That protects and loves me
        • As the house I live in.
        • My house is my home I call
        • You.
    • Number 4
      • 4.
      • Simile- Dreams and leaves are being compared using like.
      • Personification- The tree is given human qualities because it “loves” and “protects” the speaker.
      • Metaphor- “House” and “you” are being compared but not using like or as.
      • Extra Credit- compare the 1 st test with the “Redo” test. Think about your mistakes. What did you learn by reviewing the second test? What did you do wrong on the 1 st test?
    • Figurative Language Test
      • Write down and answer the following questions-
      • What are the three components of figurative language?
      • Describe each component- 3 points
      • Identify the three forms of figurative language in the poem you wrote on your paper.
      • How is this an example of each component? 3
    • Objectives – Summarize in your note book
      • Academic Standard:
        • A.12.2- Explain the structure of selected classical and contemporary works of literature , in whole and in part, from various cultures and historical periods , and illustrate ways in which authors use syntax, imagery , figures of speech , allusions , symbols , irony, and other devices in the context of history, culture, and style .
        • B.12.2- Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and entertain .
        • C.12.1- Listen to understand and will speak clearly and effectively for diverse purposes.
      • Content Standard:
        • Know the characteristics of good writing . (organization, voice , word choice, ideas, conventions)
        • Listening skills, and read fluently and expressively before an audience.
      • Performance Standard:
        • Can you analyze a poem and write a 5 paragraph essay about your chosen poem?
        • Can you identify a poem’s rhyme scheme ?
        • Can you identify a poem’s imagery ?
        • Can you identify a poem’s figurative language ?
        • Can you show good listening skills and read fluently and expressively before and audience?
    • Basic Essay Structure
      • Include the following in your notes.
      • You will have a test on this.
      • It will be on the final exam.
    • Format
      • Introduction
      • Body
      • Conclusion
      • Double space your essay
      • Indent to indicate a new paragraph
      • No spaces in between a paragraph
      • 12 point font
      • Times New Roman
    • Introduction
      • General statement
      • Main Topic A
      • Main Topic B
      • Main Topic C
      • Thesis statement
    • Main Topic A, B and C
      • Topic Sentence
        • Your words
        • The point you’re trying to make that backs up the thesis statement
      • Supporting Detail
        • Facts
        • Line from a poem
        • Detail from the story
        • Statistic
      • Analysis
        • You should write at least three sentences of analysis
        • These are your words
      Bread/Topic Sentence Meat/Sup.Detail Bread/Analysis
    • Practice making a “sandwich”
      • Texting while driving is dangerous.
      • Write a sentence that supports that statement (and will introduce the statistic):
      • First, texting while driving can have fatal consequences.
      • Insert Statistic: “Each year, 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage.”
      • Now write three sentences that support your position (keep the stat in mind)- ____________________________________
    • Result- Let’s hear some examples
    • Practice making a “sandwich”
      • Thesis: Women should not stay in abusive relationships.
      • Write a sentence that supports that statement (and will introduce the statistic):
      • First, women who are in abusive relationships run the risk of being killed.
      • Insert Statistic: Statistic: “In 1995, 7 percent of all murder victims were young women who were killed by their boyfriends.” ()
      • Now write three sentences that support your position (keep the stat in mind)- ____________________________________
    • Result- Let’s hear some examples
    • Conclusion enormous
      • Thesis Statement
      • Main topic A, B, and C
      • Closing statement
        • Consider it a bow that ends your essay. It leaves your reader with a final thought.
    • Review Grammar
      • Basic Sentence
        • Subject + Verb = I ran
      • Commas
        • Coordinating conjunction
          • She went to the store, but she forgot to buy butter.
          • FANBOYS = For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
        • Dependent clause , Independent clause
          • Since we arrived to school early , we went inside and worked on our homework.
    • Poetry Analysis
      • Pick up a handout
      • Review
      • Choose a poem
        • Write poem in your notebook
        • Write the chart in your notebook
        • Paraphrase each line
        • Complete the rest of the chart
    • Public Speaking
      • Making eye contact with the crowd
      • Reading out loud and modulating your voice
        • Modulating: transitive verb to change the tone, pitch, or volume of sound, e.g. of a musical instrument or the human voice
    • Listening skills
      • The U.S. Department of Labor wrote the following about good listening skills in the work place.
        • Why You Need Good Listening Skills
        • better understand assignments and what is expected of you;
        • build rapport with co-workers, bosses, and clients;
        • show support;
        • work better in a team-based environment;
        • resolve problems with customers, co-workers, and bosses;
        • answer questions; and
        • find underlying meanings in what others say.
    • How to show you are listening
      • maintain eye contact;
      • don't interrupt the speaker;
      • sit still;
      • nod your head;
      • lean toward the speaker;
      • repeat instructions and ask appropriate questions when the speaker has finished.
      • *this works well in relationships as well*
    • Model
    • Guided Practice
    • Assessment
    • Independent Practice
    • Differentiated Instruction for grade, skill and language differences
    • Reflect on what you learned
      • Review the learning objective.
      • Did you meet the objective? Yes or no.
      • If yes, how do you know you met the objective?
      • If no, how do you know you did not meet the objective?
      • What do you want to learn more about this subject?
      • What can Mrs. Navejar do to make this lesson more interesting?