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A Long Walk to Water: Lesson14 unit2

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NYS Common Core
7th Grade ELA Module 1 Unit 2

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  • 1. DO NOW Take out HOMEWORK : Book Report! Are you ready? One a piece of paper, make a list of everything you’ve done to get ready for our essay
  • 2. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing What have you done? 1. Do you have a CLAIM? 2. Have you read the MODEL ESSAY? 3. Have you looked at the RUBRIC?
  • 3. A Long Walk to Water Learning Objectives I can select details that will support my claim about the theme of A Long Walk to Water. I can look at a model essay to see how it supports a claim with details. I can discuss new vocabulary from the NYS Grade 6-8 Expository Writing Evaluation rubric.
  • 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 look at Row 3 today! • Evidence = quote + actually proving something!
  • 5. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointments Today’s appointment: Khartoum APPOINTMENT!
  • 6. A Long Walk to Water Discussion Appointment Use • • • the Essay Together, read through the essay Circle the topic sentence for each paragraph Highlight one NEW detail that supports each challenge: • War • Loss of family • Hostile environment
  • 7. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing How are the paragraphs ordered in a LOGICAL way? chronological order:
  • 8. Essay Writing NYS Rubric CRITERIA COHERENCE, ORGANIZATION AND STYLE: The extent to which the essay logically organizes complex ideas, concepts and information using formal style and precise language. 3 Essays at this level: Exhibit clear organization, with the skillful use of appropriate and varied transitions to create a unified whole and enhance meaning. Exhibit clear organization, with the use of appropriate transitions to create a unified whole. Establish and maintain a formal style, using grade-appropriate stylistically sophisticated language and domain-specific vocabulary with a notable sense of voice. Establish and maintain a formal style using precise language and domainspecific vocabulary. Provide a concluding statement or section that is compelling and follows clearly from the topic and information presented. **Row 3** 4 Essays at this level: Provide a concluding statement or section that follows form the topic and information presented. Read this row with your partner and circle any confusing words.
  • 9. Essay Writing NYS Rubric CRITERIA **Row 3** COHERENCE, ORGANIZATION AND STYLE: The extent to which the essay logically organizes complex ideas, concepts and information using formal style and precise language. 2 Essays at this level: 1 Essays at this level: 0 Essays at this level: Exhibit some attempt at organization, with inconsistent use of transitions. Exhibit little attempt at organization or attempts to organize are irrelevant to the task. Exhibit no evidence of organization. Establish but fail to maintain a formal style, with inconsistent use of language and domainspecific vocabulary. Lack a formal style, using language that is imprecise or inappropriate for the text(s) and task. Use language that is predominately incoherent or copied directly from the text(s). Provide a concluding statement or section that follows generally from the topic and information presented. Provide a concluding statement or section that is illogical or unrelated to the topic and information presented. Do not provide a concluding statement or section. Read this row with your partner and circle any confusing words.
  • 10. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary What words did you circle? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  • 11. A Long Walk to Water Vocabulary What words did you circle? • __________ • __________ • __________ • __________
  • 12. Writer’s Tips What can we do? Things Good Writers Do • • • • • • • • • State the main idea in the beginning 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. Organize their topics Write formally Create conclusions related to the topic
  • 13. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Planning YOUR essay • Talk to your partner about the planning packet • Write YOUR claim on the claim/thesis line • When done, raise your hands!
  • 14. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Introduction: A. Hook to capture the reader’s interest and attention: Linda Sue Park’s novel, A Long Walk to Water, tells the story of one of the thousands of Lost Boys of Sudan. B. Name the book and author. Give brief background knowledge to reader: These boys ran from villages during the Second Sudanese Civil War in the 1980s and had to keep moving from country to country to escape the violence of the war.
  • 15. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Introduction: Claim/Thesis: Park’s main character, Salva, is based on a real person who did survive this long journey despite the challenges of the war, the loss of his family, and the hostile environment of Southern Sudan.
  • 16. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Now YOU try it! 1. Fill in the rest of the Introduction section 2. Do not copy the model essay! 3. Use your own words and ideas!
  • 17. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Continue filling in the planning page: 4. Topic sentence for each paragraph 5. Evidence = a quote 6. Analysis = explain your quote 7. Don’t forget a conclusion!!
  • 18. A Long Walk to Water Homework Parts that MUST be complete by tomorrow: • Introduction • Body Paragraph 1 • Body Paragraph 2