Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Write an Argument Essay: The Introduction Paragraph

The last quarter of 6th grade begins today. Let's finish the year strong! 

 Today's Learning Objectives  Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. * Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Argument Essay Resources: Outline, Checklist, and Transition Word List To support you in the writing of your Argument Essay you have several resources available to you: a complete Argument Essay Outline, an Argument Essay Checklist, and a handy Transition Word List. In addition to being linked, each has also been placed in your Language Arts folder. Please refer to these resources as often as needed.   

Write an Argument Essay: The Introduction Paragraph  Your introduction paragraph should include your "hook," your summary of the issue, and, most importantly, your thesis statement. You should have written each of these last week, so now it's just time to put them together and begin your essay. Write your essay using the document My Argument Essay, which can be found in your Language Arts folder. It includes an outline and reminders on how to strengthen each section of your essay. As soon as you don't need one of the added supports any longer, just delete it from your doc. Good luck on your essay!  
Analyzing the Text of Tequila Worm: Say, Mean, Matter  Today you will continue to use the 'Say, Mean, Matter' strategy to further examine what the text from Tequila Worm says, and explain what it means and why it matters. You can find still the assignment Say, Mean, Matter ('Tequila Worm') in your Language Arts folders.

Remember your task is to select five different quotes or excerpts from Tequila Worm that say something significant about Sofia and her development as a character. Choose one from the exposition, two from the rising action, one from the climax, and one from the rising action/resolution. You may choose your text excerpts from any of the class periods' shared documents of Sofia and What the Text Says ('Tequila Worm') (Period 2Period 3Period 5). Some sentence starters have been provided below to help you introduce your excerpt. 

Refer to the teacher example below for support on introducing quote, explaining its meaning, and analyzing why it matters. 

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the new 4th Quarter Reading Log, which has been placed in your Language Arts folder(2.) Complete the introduction paragraph of My Argument Essay. (3.) Complete the assignment Say, Mean, Matter ('Tequila Worm'), which is due on Friday, March 27(4.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: My Ultimate Adventure (Week 27) story, which we will publish on Friday, March 27  

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