A Long Walk to Water: Lesson15 unit2

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7th Grade ELA Module 1 Unit 2

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A Long Walk to Water: Lesson15 unit2

  1. 1. DO NOW Take out HOMEWORK : Essay Planning Pages Keep Working on your Plan! Fill in sentences for Body Paragraph 3 on your planning packet!
  2. 2. A Long Walk to Water Learning Objectives I can organize my details from A Long Walk to Water so they support my claim/thesis. I can ensure my quotes are accurate and punctuated correctly. I can discuss new vocabulary from the NYS Grade 6-8 Expository Writing Evaluation rubric.
  3. 3. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing What does this mean? (from yesterday) coherence: How can you write a coherent essay?
  4. 4. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Examining a Rubric • Take out the NYS Writing Rubruc • We will look at Row 4 today! • Conventions = standards = rules
  5. 5. Essay Writing NYS Rubric CRITERIA **Row 4** CONTROL OF CONVENTIONS The extent to which the essay demonstrates command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation and spelling. 4 Essays at this level: Demonstrate gradeappropriate command of conventions, with few errors. 3 Essays at this level: 2 Essays at this level: 1 Essays at this level: 0 Essays at this level: Demonstrate gradeappropriate command of conventions, with occasional errors that do not hinder comprehension Demonstrate emerging command of conventions, with some errors that may hinder comprehension Demonstrate a lack of command of conventions, with frequent errors that hinder comprehension Are minimal, making assessment of conventions unreliable. Read this row with your partner and circle any confusing words.
  6. 6. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing With a shoulder partner: • Exchange your plans (so far…) • Read your partner’s plan • Look for mistakes in CONVENTIONS • Help your partner fix his/her mistakes!
  7. 7. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing Keep going… 1. Finish the rest of the Body Paragraph # 3 2. Check over your capitals and punctuation! 3. Ask for help if you’re not sure!!!
  8. 8. A Long Walk to Water Essay Writing TIME TO WRITE!!!! Start with your Body Paragraph # 1 Use your plan to write your paragraphs Add to your plan to make it interesting Be sure it “flows”
  9. 9. A Long Walk to Water Exit Ticket Exit Ticket! 1. What problems are you having so far with your essay? 2. What help do you need to complete your essay?
  10. 10. A Long Walk to Water Homework Finish writing out your three body paragraphs • Write them out • Be sure your have good evidence • Be sure your explain everything! • Be sure to check your conventions

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