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World Lit: Writing a synthesis essay, day 1

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    1. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
    2. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
    3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
    4. Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Learning Target: I can synthesize various sources to formulate a position and express it in an argumentative paper.

Opening Session: Let’s review the prompt we’re working with and your choices:

What influence has the single greatest impact on a person’s individual cultural identity?

You can choose to write about any of these things, or come up with your own:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Parents’ cultural identities
  • Individual personality
  • Nationality
  • Where someone lives

 

Work Session: We begin today to work on your second Embedded assessment! This is an argumentative essay. Here are the requirements for this paper:

  • At least 750 words in length.
  • Typed in MLA format (Times New Roman, Size 12, Double Spaced, with proper header)
  • Your file must be named LastNameFirstName_Unit1EA2
  • Upload your file to tinyurl.com/BristowWorldLit
  • Your paper is due at the end of class Monday, February 12th. 

I would recommend you take about 15 minutes to do some prewriting, choosing your quotes and mapping out how you’re going to write your essay. When you’re done with that, go ahead and grab a laptop from Frederick the Laptop Cart, and get started!

Closing Session: Save your work, restart your laptop, and properly return them to Frederick!

Assessment: Formal – essays will be graded

Differentiation: Scaffolded essay assignment, quote banks

World Lit: Writing About My Cultural Identity: Day 2

Standard: 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.

Learning Target: I can write a reflective essay explaining my cultural identity.

Opening Session: P!NK – Raise Your Glass: P!nk sings her identity!

Work Session: We’ve got the laptop cart today! You guys will be grabbing a laptop and typing and revising your cultural identity essays you write yesterday. You will have all class period to complete your essay 🙂

If we run short on computers, we will have a couple people write by hand. I’ll take volunteers first, then choose randomly.

Closing Session: Trade with a friend and make any last-minute edits, then turn in your paper by uploading to Google Drive.

Assessment: Formal – essays will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded essays); Product (varied essay length).

AP Lang: American Lit Touchstone #1

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can demonstrate my knowledge on a cumulative assessment.

Opening Session: Get a laptop!

Work Session: Today we’re taking a touchstone assessment! Log into iRespond and do Touchstone 1 🙂 This is 25 multiple choice questions, given in the read-the-passage-answer-the-question EOC practice format.

Closing Session: Let’s end the day with a debrief of the test we just took and go over some of the answers 🙂

Assessment: Formal (graded assessment)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding, extended time as needed)

World Lit: Writing a Synthesis Paper, Day 2

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  1. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
  2. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
  4. Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Learning Target: I can synthesize information from multiple sources to write a paper in which I defend, challenge, or qualify the idea that cultural identity informs how one views the world.

Opening Session: Guys, guess what?! This is our LAST DAY of this unit!!! I would love to get some feedback from you guys on how you think this unit went, so I’m going to give everyone a sticky note. On the note, write down any advice or opinions you have on our cultural identity unit – what did you love? What did you hate? What would you do differently? and then stick it to the board. You do NOT have to put your name on it!

Work Session: Grab a laptop, because you will have until the end of class to finish your synthesis paper!

  • DO NOT FORGET TO NAME YOUR FILE LastNameFirstName_Unit1EA2 before you upload it!!!!!!

When you finish your paper and upload it, you can continue reading in your Independent Reading book, or go down to the Media Center if you need a new one.

Don’t forget your first Alternative Book Report is due on Friday, September 8th!!

Closing Session: Vocab Review!! Quiz on Friday, y’all!

Assessment: Formal – essays will be graded

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolded essay directions, quote bank)

American Lit: Writing a Synthesis Essay, DUE TODAY!!

Standard: 

ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  1. Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
  2. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
  4. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Learning Target: I can write an argument to synthesize several sources to defend my position about whether or not the American Dream is still accessible.

Opening Session: MLA Formatting!

Work Session: Your essay is DUE TODAY!! Grab a laptop and get to work!

  • Must respond to this prompt: Does America still allow access to the American Dream?
  • 500-750 words, following 3-7-7-7-3 format
  • MLA Format (proper heading, Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced)
  • Must use at least 3 quotes from at least 3 sources (but 5 is better!)
  • The file name of your essay should be LastnameFirstname_Unit1EA2
  • You should upload your finished essay to tinyurl.com/BristowAmericanLit

Do not forget those quotes!

You will have all day to finish your essay, and I will come around and help you.

Closing Session: Vocab review!!

Assessment: Formal (essays will be graded)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded essay prompts), Product (varied essay requirements)