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A Long Walk to Water Lesson13 unit2

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NYS Common Core
7th Grade ELA Module 1 Unit 2


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  • 1. DO NOW More Essay Work! 1. Take out the sample essay 2. Re-read the first paragraph 3. What three (3) challenges does the essay writer point out? 4. Get ready for WHICH / WITCH test!!
  • 2. A Long Walk to Water Learning Objectives I can make connections between details in A Long Walk to Water. I can describe how these details support the theme of survival in the novel. I can discuss new vocabulary from the NYS Grade 6-8 Expository Writing Evaluation rubric.
  • 3. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Three Challenges in First Paragraph 1. Salva faced ___________________ 2. and _________________________ 3. and _________________________
  • 4. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Examining a Rubric • Take out the “Challenges Facing a Lost Boy of Sudan” essay from yesterday • We will use the rubric to “grade” it! • Will look for details that support the three challenges in opening paragraph
  • 5. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointments Today’s appointment: Kenya APPOINTMENT!
  • 6. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointment Use the Essay • Together, read through the essay • Highlight one detail that supports each challenge: • War • Loss of family • Hostile environment
  • 7. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing In what sentence/ paragraph did you find your details? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  • 8. Essay Writing NYS Rubric CRITERIA **Row 2** COMMAND OF EVIDENCE: the extent to which the essay presents evidence from the provided texts to support analysis and reflection. 4 Essays at this level: 3 Essays at this level: 2 Essays at this level: Develop the topic with relevant, wellchosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples from the text Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, details, quotations or other information and examples from the text. Partially develop the topic of the essay with the use of some textual evidence, some of which may be irrelevant. Sustain the use of varied, relevant evidence. Sustain the use of relevant evidence, with some lack of variety. Use relevant evidence inconsistently. 1 Essays at this level: Demonstrate an attempt to use evidence, but only develop ideas with minimal, occasional evidence which is generally invalid or irrelevant. 0 Essays at this level: Provide no evidence or provide evidence that is completely irrelevant. Read this row with your partner and circle any confusing words.
  • 9. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary What words did you circle? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  • 10. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary What words did you circle? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  • 11. Writer’s Tips What can we do? Things Good Writers Do • • • • • • • State the main idea in the beginning State the main idea in the ending (again) Give examples to support your topic Make the beginning interesting Match and answer the question Really understand what you are writing Details (quotes) should support a claim.
  • 12. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Connecting Details to Claims • Take out your Forming Evidence-Based Claims organizer • Will practice writing about Nya in class • You will write about Salva on your own!!
  • 13. Forming Evidence-Based Claims Focusing Question What factors made survival possible for Nya in A Long Walk to Water? Detail from the Novel Detail from the Novel Detail from the Novel “She should drink only good clean water. If the water is dirty, you should boil it for a count of two hundred before she drinks it.” (45) “…unfamiliar noises that mingles with the voices of men shouting and women singing. It was the sound of people working hard together.” (71) “To the pond and back – to the pond and back – nearly a full day of walking altogether. This was Nya’s daily routine seven months of the year.” (20) My thinking about this detail My thinking about his detail My thinking about this detail Nya and her family must In Nya’s village… Before the well, Nya had boil water to keep them healthy, especially Nya’s sister Akeer, who got sick from bad water. to…
  • 14. A Long Walk to Water Forming Evidence-Based Claims How I connect these details This quote means that This quote means that This quote means that the family must learn the Nuer community all people in Nya’s how to fix must work together village must work contaminated water to build a good well very hard every day to survive. to help their families. CLAIM In order to survive in southern Sudan in 2008, Nya and her family have to know how to __________________________, how to _____________ _____________________ and how to _______________ ______________________________.
  • 15. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Discuss My Modeling 1. What did you notice about my modeling? 2. What questions do you have?
  • 16. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing YOUR Salva organizer! 1. Complete Row 2 by explaining what your quote/ evidence means 2. When done, give it to your partner 3. Read your partner’s and give them feedback
  • 17. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Keep going… 4. When your Row 2 is done, move on to creating a claim 5. If you need help, raise your hand OR work with your partner!
  • 18. A Long Walk to Water Homework Complete the Organizer: • All parts must be completed by Monday! AND BOOK REPORT DUE MONDAY!!

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