World Lit: Flood Comparison Essay, Day 2

Standards
ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.c Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.e Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone. Georgia ELA
ELAGSE9-10W2.f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will finish writing their essay comparing and contrasting the two flood stories we have read in class, and analyzing why they are so similar.

Opening Session
Grab a laptop again! I’ll review how to upload your files to the class google drive so that you’re ready to go whenever you finish typing 🙂

Work Session
Today we’re going to have the entire class period to finish your essay on the two flood stories. Here is the prompt again:

In a well organized essay of about 500 words, compare and contrast the two flood stories and analyze why you think they are so similar. You can use the articles we read on Friday as additional sources. You should cite quotes from at least 3 of your 4 available sources (Gilgamesh, Noah, and the two articles we read). You should explain to your reader both the similarities and differences in the stories, AND you should analyze WHY the two pieces are so similar.

Your essay will be due at the end of class TODAY. If you and a friend both finish early, it would be a good idea to trade essays with them and review each others’ work.

Closing Session
One more chance to upload your essays to the class google drive! I’ll show you again on the board. Remember that I will NOT accept printed, emailed, or shared documents – only uploads to the drive!

Assessment Strategies
Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (Scaffolding)

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