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  1. 1. North GwinnettMiddle School Student Literacy <br />
  2. 2. What is Literacy and why is it important?<br />
  3. 3. Literacy is the ability to….<br />Read <br />Write<br />Use numbers<br />Handle information<br />Express ideas and opinions<br />Make decisions <br />Solve problems<br />
  4. 4. It is important in making us able to function as<br />Family members Workers <br />Citizens <br /> Lifelong Learners<br />
  5. 5. Why do we need literacy skills?<br />Helps us become better learners in every subject, in every grade.<br />To pass state-mandated tests such as the 8th grade writing test and High School graduation tests. These tests are required to move onto the next grade level. <br />For college entrance exams as well as all college-level coursework.<br />In any job you will perform in your future!<br />
  6. 6. As a group list as many as you can on the board!<br />Think about what kinds of jobs require these skills:<br />
  7. 7. What kind of writing will we do in middle school? <br />Narrative Writing<br />Expository Writing<br />Persuasive Writing<br />
  8. 8. Narrative Writing is…<br />Writing that tells a story or gives an account of something that has happened.<br />The purpose is to recount a story grounded in personal experience or the writer’s imagination.<br />
  9. 9. A Good Narrative…<br />Tells a personal or imaginative story<br />May include the writer’s imagination and personal experiences that are related to the story <br />Contains narrative elements such as characters, plot, point of view, setting, conflict, and/or significant events <br />Contains narrative strategies such as, flashback, foreshadowing, dialogue, tension and/or suspense<br />Is multi-paragraph<br />Presents a story that has a well-developed beginning, middle, and end<br />
  10. 10. Expository Writing is…<br />Writing that enhances the reader’s understanding of a topic by instructing, explaining, clarifying, describing, or examining a subject or concept.<br />Provides facts, statistics, descriptive details, comparison/contrast, analysis, evaluation, definition, humor, and personal anecdotes. <br />
  11. 11. An effective expository essay…<br />Establishes a clear controlling idea<br />Uses clear, complete descriptions and/or explanations to develop the controlling idea<br />Contains an appropriate organizational strategy for the purpose of explanation, description, comparison and contrast, or problem and solution<br />Is multi-paragraph writing <br />Fully develops the controlling idea with specific details and examples<br />Blends personal experience and knowledge to inform the reader about the topic<br />
  12. 12. Expository vs. narrative<br /><ul><li>DEFINITION
  13. 13. SEQUENCE
  15. 15. COMPARISON
  16. 16. CONTRAST
  18. 18. PROCESS
  21. 21. CAUSE & EFFECT
  22. 22. THEME
  23. 23. PLOT
  24. 24. CHARACTERS
  25. 25. SETTING
  26. 26. CONFLICT
  27. 27. RESOLUTION
  28. 28. MOTIVATION
  29. 29. POINT OF VIEW</li></li></ul><li>Persuasive Writing is…<br />In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. <br />
  30. 30. Good Persuasive Writing includes…<br />Demonstrates that the writer can anticipate and counter the audience’s position on the issue<br />Uses specific facts, personal experience and knowledge, and/or statistics to support the writer’s position<br />Includes appeals to logic and/or emotion<br />Contains an organizational structure appropriate for persuasion<br />Clearly establishes a position on the issue<br />Fully develops an argument with specific details and examples<br />Defends the writer’s position with relevant evidence that is appropriate for the audience identified in the writing topic<br />
  31. 31. How to approach a writing assignment:<br />Brainstorm ideas<br />Organize thoughts<br />Get the ideas down on paper (drafting)<br />Revise – look for better ways to say things and put ideas together<br />Edit/Proofread – look for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization<br />Publish final draft<br />Share the writing<br />
  32. 32. Do you remember what these are?<br />With a partner discuss some brainstorming and organizing techniques that worked for you last year. <br />Share with the group.<br />Now discuss with your partner some editing and revising techniques that you used successfully last year. <br />Share those with the group. <br />
  33. 33. When will we write this nine weeks? Bulldog Pride Time<br />During the first 9 weeks students will be rotating through their academic classes to do extra reading and writing related to the things they are doing in that class. <br />Each rotation will last 6 days<br />The work students produce for that teacher will count as a classwork grade for that class. <br />
  34. 34. All writing is scored according to the state writing rubric.<br />See pages 14-15 in your agenda to look over this rubric. <br />Tomorrow we will review the 4 domains in more detail. <br />