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E10 apr118 2011

  1. 1. Monday, April 18, 2011<br />Writing: Cause and Effect<br />Literature: Poetry Plus<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Exams are half-marked! <br />Next Monday is a statutory holiday.<br />
  3. 3. Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 208-213<br />Cause and effect paragraphs explain either<br />the causes or reasons for something, OR<br />the effects or results of something<br />
  4. 4. Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 208-213<br />Ex: I broke up with Tony for several reasons.<br />Q: What is being explained?<br />A: The cause(s) of the breakup. (reasons)<br />Ex: Breaking up with Tony made me happy in many ways.<br />Q: What is being explained?<br />A: The results of the breakup. (consequences)<br />
  5. 5. Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 208-213<br />Turn to “Paragraphs to Consider,” on p. 208<br />New Puppy in the House<br />– effects (results or “what happened”)<br />My Car Accident<br />- causes (reasons or “why it happened”)<br />Why I Stopped Smoking<br />- causes (reasons or “why it happened”)<br />
  6. 6. Questions, p. 210<br />Re-read the paragraphs to yourself.<br />Answer the questions on p. 210<br />When you have finished, find at least two other people who have finished and compare your answers <br />I will bring you a copy of the answer key<br />When done, start reading the rest of p. 210-213<br />
  7. 7. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />Choose a topic: Ex: quitting smoking<br />Decide if you will discuss the causes or the effects: Ex: causes – “Why I quit smoking”<br />Brainstorm as many causes OR effects (not both) as you can: See examples on top of p. 211<br />Brainstorm supporting details for each cause OR effect: See examples in the middle of p. 211<br />
  8. 8. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />To develop this type of paragraph (Cont’d.)<br />5. Write an effective topic sentence: <br />Ex: Several things finally caused me to quit smoking.<br />Ex: There are many reasons I finally decided to stop smoking.<br />6. Continue and write a first draft of the rest of the paragraph.<br />
  9. 9. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />Topic: Dropping out of School<br />Causes or Effects? Causes <br />
  10. 10. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />Brainstorm Causes or Effects:<br />1. no time because of work<br />2. already have a good income so don’t see point<br />3.moving away from city or country<br />4. being bullied<br />5. school is difficult for them/not easy<br />6. family problems make it difficult to attend/study<br />7. poverty<br />
  11. 11. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />Brainstorm Supporting Details:<br />no time because of work<br />- adult students have to support family and go to school and sometimes it is too difficult to do homework and be successful so they give up school<br />- a high school student might get a good part time job and decide he/she’s making good money and doesn’t put as much time into school, loses interest, and drops out. . . .<br />2. school is difficult for them/not easy<br />6. family problems make it difficult to attend/study<br />
  12. 12. Developing Cause and Effect Paragraphs, p. 210-213<br />Write a Topic Sentence:<br />There are several reasons for teenagers to quit their schooling/education.<br />
  13. 13. Homework for Wednesday<br />Complete the Cause and Effect Homework for next class. <br />
  14. 14. BREAK<br />
  15. 15. Intro to Poetry<br />“Dream Deferred”<br />Langston Hughes, 1902-1967<br />African-American<br />Born in Joplin, Missouri, USA<br />Travelled widely but lived most of his life in the poor, primarly black, neighbourhood of Harlem in New York<br />Wrote poems, stories, novels, non-fiction, plays, and children’s stories<br />Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes<br />
  16. 16. Dream DeferredLangston Hughes<br />What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry upLike a raisin in the sun?Or fester like a sore--And then run?Does it stink like rotten meat?Or crust and sugar over--like a syrupy sweet?Maybe it just sagslike a heavy load.Or does it explode? <br />
  17. 17. Lit Talk Assignment<br />Topic: A work of literature that has resonance (special meaning) for you <br /> It can be a poem, song lyrics, short story, book (fiction or non-fiction), movie, or play.<br />Length: 5-7 minutes<br />Due: Choose a date between April 27th and June 8th (A sign-up sheet will be posted in the classroom)<br />Marks: /30<br /> You will be marked on both content and delivery.<br />
  18. 18. Lit Talk Assignment<br />Content: <br />Your presentation should include the following elements:<br />Introduction<br />Title of work: Give the title of the work and tell what type of literature it is (i.e., story, novel, poem, etc.)<br />Author Information: Give the name, date of birth/death, nationality/residence, and one (1) or more important or interesting facts about him/her.<br />Topic: Tell us *briefly* what the work is “about.” For example, for a story you might tell us about the character and their conflict, but not necessarily how it is resolved. <br />
  19. 19. Lit Talk Assignment<br />2. Handout<br />Provide a one (1) page handout for the class that includes:<br />the author information (as described above), including the source of the information (see my sample).<br />a copy of the poem, song lyrics, or excerpt from a short story or book that you are presenting<br />OR<br />a 2-3 sentence description of the movie scene that you are presenting, and, if available, an internet link to the clip or movie<br />
  20. 20. Lit Talk Assignment<br />3. Reading/Screening<br /> Read (or show) an excerpt (a small part of the work) to the class (3 min. maximum).<br />
  21. 21. Lit Talk Assignment<br />4. Personal Response<br />Tell us why you chose to share this work. <br />What about this work is important to you, had an impact on you, or was especially enjoyable to you? <br />You must say more than “it was good,” “it was interesting,” or “I loved it.” You should give specific reasons like, “I related to the main character because . . . ,” or “I loved the way the author described . . . ,” or “the author’s message is important to me . . . ,” etc. <br />Try to refer to specific literary elements if relevant (i.e., theme, mood, conflict, metaphor, etc.)<br />
  22. 22. Lit Talk Assignment<br />Delivery<br />Your presentation of the above information will be evaluated on the following elements: <br />Voice<br /> You should speak clearly, with appropriate pace, timing, and volume, and with some expression. You can refer to notes, but you should not read them to us.<br />Body Language<br /> You should use body language and gestures to convey and clarify meaning or for emphasis. This includes making eye contact with your audience. <br />
  23. 23. Homework<br />Cause and Effect Homework – Wednesday<br />Lit Talk Assignment – sign up asap and begin preparation.<br />