Lyddie: Lesson fifteen, Unit 1

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Lyddie: Lesson fifteen, Unit 1

  1. 1. DO NOW Checking for Understanding Entry Task!! • Read the Evidence Criteria rubric • Rewrite # 4 of the rubric in your own words
  2. 2. Lyddie Learning Objectives I explain what it means to write a coherent argument essay with appropriate structure and relevant evidence. I can analyze the claim, use of evidence and structure in a model essay.
  3. 3. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze the Model Essay • Take out your model essay again • Focus today on good evidence • Will use the “quote sandwich” to explain
  4. 4. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze the Model Essay • Meet with partner NEXT TO THE SHUTTLE • Reread silently as I read aloud 1. Find a quote sandwich in the model 2. Write it in the handout
  5. 5. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze the Model Essay • How does the quote sandwich related to the paragraph it is in? • How does the quote sandwich relate to the claim of the essay?
  6. 6. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze the Model Essay • Look at the structure of this essay • Reread silently as I read aloud…again • Will fill in the Analyzing Structure worksheet
  7. 7. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze a Model Essay • Think aloud…and fill in as we go! What is the claim/ thesis of the model essay? ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________.
  8. 8. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze a Model Essay • Think aloud…and fill in as we go! What is the claim/ thesis of the model essay? Lyddie makes the right decision for her because by leaving she at least stands a chance of improving her situation and making enough money to buy back the farm.
  9. 9. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: Topic sentence: Evidence # 1 Analysis of Evidence # 1
  10. 10. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Topic sentence: Evidence # 1 Analysis of Evidence # 1
  11. 11. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Topic sentence: Evidence # 1 Analysis of Evidence # 1 One of the reasons that Lyddie decides to leave her job at Cutler’s Tavern to go to work in the mills is that it will be a better life than the one she is leading at the tavern.
  12. 12. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Topic sentence: Evidence # 1 Analysis of Evidence # 1 One of the reasons that Lyddie decides to leave her job at Cutler’s Tavern to go to work in the mills is that it will be a better life than the one she is leading at the tavern. Lyddie had to endure difficult living conditions. She, “slept under the eaves in a windowless passage, which was hot and airless even in late spring. She was ordered to bed late and obliged to rise early, for the mistress was determined that no paying guest in the windowed rooms across the narrow passageway should know that they shared the floor with the kitchen girl.” (24)
  13. 13. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Topic sentence: Evidence # 1 Analysis of Evidence # 1 One of the reasons that Lyddie decides to leave her job at Cutler’s Tavern to go to work in the mills is that it will be a better life than the one she is leading at the tavern. Lyddie had to endure difficult living conditions. She, “slept under the eaves in a windowless passage, which was hot and airless even in late spring. She was ordered to bed late and obliged to rise early, for the mistress was determined that no paying guest in the windowed rooms across the narrow passageway should know that they shared the floor with the kitchen girl.” (24) This shows that Lyddie is treated badly, without even a bed to sleep in or a room of her own.
  14. 14. Lyddie Writing Argument Evidence # 2 Analysis of Evidence # 2 Evidence # 3 Analysis of Evidence # 3
  15. 15. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Concluding A agree with her that working in the mills offers the possibility of a better life. Sentence What’s missing on the handout? Introduction to the quote Transitions Still VERY IMPORTANT…but not evidence!
  16. 16. Lyddie Writing Argument Analyze the Model Essay • Keep going with your partner • Fill in for Paragraph # 2
  17. 17. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 2: Second reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills allows Lyddie to earn a real living wage. Topic sentence: The other good reason for Lyddie to leave the tavern for a mill job is that it will pay her much better. Evidence # 1 She is paid only $.50 a week at Cutler’s, and that money is sent directly to her mother, not given to her. Analysis of Fifty cents a week is not enough money for Lyddie to be able to buy Evidence # 1 back her family’s farm.
  18. 18. Lyddie Writing Argument Evidence # 2 Analysis of Evidence # 2 Evidence # 3 Analysis of Evidence # 3 A mill girl who stays at the tavern tells Lyddie that because she is a good worker, she would do well in the mill and could, “clear at least two dollars a week,” as well as be independent. (25) Becoming a mill girl will mean that Lyddie can pay off her family’s debts.
  19. 19. Lyddie Writing Argument Body Paragraph 1: First reason to support claim: I agree with her that working in the mills allows Lyddie to earn a real living wage. Concluding I think she does the right thing by becoming a mill girl in order to make a real living wage. Sentence COUNTERCLAIM “Some would say that this is a foolish move for Lyddie because it takes her far away from the home and family she loves.” “Even though there are reasons why Lyddie should not have gone to Massachusetts to work in the mills, her decsion to go is the right one for her.”
  20. 20. Lyddie Writing Argument Exit Ticket • Reread the conclusion from the essay • Underline the claim • Circle the reasons
  21. 21. Lyddie Homework Homework • Read all of Chapters 20-23 • Complete Reader’s Notes Chapters 20-23 • Must be finished by next week!

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