137 An Essay Prewriting Day 1 Periods 4, 6, and 9 Spring 2012 Ms. Marshall-Krauss
137 Warm up: What are the parts of the writing process? Today’s objective is to identify key terms to be used in writing an essay on theme, read an example essay and discuss it, and
137 Copy the following terms and explanations Theme The lesson or statement about life that the story expresses to the reader. Writing Process Prewriting Selecting a theme Gathering Details Writing a thesis statement Writing Revising Editing Publishing
137 Read the example essay on page 289 and 290. Next, Answer the questions on page 290 in your spiral in complete sentences. 1. The final sentence “Our life would be what we made of it—nothing more, nothing less,” means the same thing as the underlined theme. 2. John understands the theme. 3. The steps in the theme’s development are in time order. 4. Yes, the author seems knowledgeable about the book because he or she discusses John and Lorrain’s differences and similarities. The writer also using direct quotes from the book to develop his or her answer.
138 After reading the “Pigman’s Lesson” in our text, think about the term “theme song.” Choose your favorite theme song from a movie or TV and explain whether it really shows the theme from that movie or TV show.