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Seventh Grade Writing Standards Rene Malamed Tech 290/Cohort 21 September 17, 2008
Standards <ul><li>2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.1 Write fictional ...
Four Types of Writing <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Response ...
Narrative <ul><li>A story </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning, middle, end </li></ul><ul><li>No color-coding! </li></ul><ul><li>Fi...
Planning a Narrative <ul><li>Quick Notes </li></ul><ul><li>A little pig </li></ul><ul><li>Escapes to city </li></ul>Quick ...
Elements of Narratives <ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li...
Narrative Must-haves <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show, don’t tell! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An interesting sta...
Persuasive <ul><li>Multi-Paragraph Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis states a clear position </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments supp...
Argue One Side Only <ul><li>Choose the side you can argue the best! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not necessarily the side you agr...
Planning the Persuasive Essay <ul><li>Block it out </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis/plan </li></ul><u...
Counter Arguments <ul><li>Strengthen your argument by addressing counter arguments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why the o...
Summary <ul><li>Multi-paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction, body, but no formal conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Non-ficti...
Start by Taking Two-Column Notes <ul><li>*Idea 1 </li></ul><ul><li>*Idea 2 </li></ul><ul><li>-Support </li></ul><ul><li>. ...
Summary Topic Sentence <ul><li>Name it Verb it Finish it </li></ul><ul><li>“ Title” describes   the main idea </li></ul><u...
Summary 4 <ul><li>Start with the summary topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Each yellow idea and its red support are a separ...
Response to Literature <ul><li>Introduce (begin your thesis with the summary topic sentence : “Of Mice and Men  captures t...
Planning the Response <ul><li>Follow the same structure as the other expository essays </li></ul><ul><li>-Green introducti...
Finding Evidence to Support Thesis <ul><li>Highlight quotes in the reading that support your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use t...
Making Connections <ul><li>Try to find a connection between the reading and something else </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to s...
References  <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipart in Microsoft Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional stra...
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  1. 1. Seventh Grade Writing Standards Rene Malamed Tech 290/Cohort 21 September 17, 2008
  2. 2. Standards <ul><li>2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.1 Write fictional or autobiographical narratives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.2 Write responses to literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.4 Write persuasive compositions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 Write summaries of reading materials </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Four Types of Writing <ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Literature </li></ul>
  4. 4. Narrative <ul><li>A story </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning, middle, end </li></ul><ul><li>No color-coding! </li></ul><ul><li>First Person </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-paragraph </li></ul>
  5. 5. Planning a Narrative <ul><li>Quick Notes </li></ul><ul><li>A little pig </li></ul><ul><li>Escapes to city </li></ul>Quick Sketch
  6. 6. Elements of Narratives <ul><li>Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Setting </li></ul>
  7. 7. Narrative Must-haves <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show, don’t tell! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An interesting start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not “once upon a time” or “Hi, my name is…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your character reaches a goal, solves a problem </li></ul>
  8. 8. Persuasive <ul><li>Multi-Paragraph Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis states a clear position </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments support thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Counterpoints addressed </li></ul>
  9. 9. Argue One Side Only <ul><li>Choose the side you can argue the best! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not necessarily the side you agree with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You want at least three arguments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros Cons </li></ul><ul><li>1 ??? </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Planning the Persuasive Essay <ul><li>Block it out </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis/plan </li></ul><ul><li>Argument 1 Argument 2 Argument 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Support Support Support </li></ul><ul><li>Counter Arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  11. 11. Counter Arguments <ul><li>Strengthen your argument by addressing counter arguments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain why the opposing view is wrong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Even though ….” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>Multi-paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction, body, but no formal conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction reading </li></ul>
  13. 13. Start by Taking Two-Column Notes <ul><li>*Idea 1 </li></ul><ul><li>*Idea 2 </li></ul><ul><li>-Support </li></ul><ul><li>. Example </li></ul><ul><li>. Example </li></ul><ul><li>-Support </li></ul><ul><li>. Example </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary Topic Sentence <ul><li>Name it Verb it Finish it </li></ul><ul><li>“ Title” describes the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>illustrates </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summary 4 <ul><li>Start with the summary topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Each yellow idea and its red support are a separate body paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap it up with a concluding idea, sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize main ideas, don’t retell the reading </li></ul>
  16. 16. Response to Literature <ul><li>Introduce (begin your thesis with the summary topic sentence : “Of Mice and Men captures the true meaning of friendship.” </li></ul><ul><li>Find two to three pieces of evidence to support your thesis statement </li></ul><ul><li>Turn these pieces of evidence into your plan sentence </li></ul>
  17. 17. Planning the Response <ul><li>Follow the same structure as the other expository essays </li></ul><ul><li>-Green introduction ( Thesis and plan ) </li></ul><ul><li>-Yellow and red body paragraphs ( Transition topic sentences and examples, explanations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>- Green conclusion </li></ul>
  18. 18. Finding Evidence to Support Thesis <ul><li>Highlight quotes in the reading that support your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use the quotes as “reds” to support your main points </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to explain and elaborate on the quotes to further support your point </li></ul>
  19. 19. Making Connections <ul><li>Try to find a connection between the reading and something else </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text to world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can incorporate this into your essay as evidence if it supports your thesis </li></ul>
  20. 20. References <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipart in Microsoft Powerpoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step Up To Writing </li></ul></ul>
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