Toufexis “ Love: The Right
Hooking the Reader
Focusing the concept
Creating a logical plan
Topic: Write an essay
about a concept from
The Hunger Games that
interests you and that
you want to study
further. When you have
a good understanding of
the concept you have
chosen, explain it to
carefully what they might
already know about it
and how your essay
might add to what they
Three to five pages
125 points possible
Works Cited page must
include three entries:
The Hunger Games, A
Dictionary or other
defining source, and a
book or article from a
Friedman: “Born to Be
Happy, Through a Twist of Human
In groups, discuss
this essay and
Take 6-7 minutes to discuss the
following among yourselves.
• First, briefly summarize the story
• What is the concept about which Friedman writes?
• Which anecdotes does Friedman use to help explain the
concept to his readers?
• What other concepts does Friedman compare and contrast
to his concept? Why does he do this?
• How does he focus his concept?
• Which terms does he define?
“In The Blink of an Eye”
Take 5-6 Minutes to
Answer These Questions
First, summarize the story.
How does Holmes focus his concept?
Which terms does he define and why?
How do the pictures and graphs work to
enhance his explanation of his concept?
Writing the Concept Essay:
Applying these Ideas to Your Own
Essay Which concept will you write about
Which anecdotes might you use to help explain the
concept to your readers?
What other concepts might you compare and contrast to
How might you focus your concept?
Which terms might you need to define?
Will pictures and graphs work to enhance your
explanation of your concept?
Read: SMG “Basic Features:
Explaining a Concept” pages 164-65
When you finish, consider each
feature, noting how you will
integrate it your own essay.
Post #25: Finish your in-class writing “Applying these Ideas to
Your Own Essay”
Study for Vocabulary test tomorrow: Chapters 10-18
Crossword puzzle—no word bank