Objective: Students will practice writing arguments to support analytical claims, conveying complex ideas, with strong organizational skills. (W10.1, W10.2, W10.4, W10.5)
Homework: Review Julius Caesar. JC made easy
Do Now: Read through the following poem, and on the page you created Friday write 3-4 sentences explaining the theme, any poetic elements, and how you came to that conclusion. Remember: themes are specific, not general like the tone of a poem.
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
‘Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out’
- Robert frost
- General 5 paragraph essay outline:
Copy this paragraph frame into your interactive notebook. This is a very standard essay outline, and it will be able to help you write just about any essay.
- Hook/catch the reader’s attention:
- Anecdote/Area of focus I:
- Anecdote/Area of focus II:
- Anecdote/Area of focus III:
Body paragraph I,II, & III
- Topic sentence that introduces the ideas of the paragraph:
- Concluding sentence, tying to your thesis.:
- Topic sentence:
- Commentary about topic I:
- Commentary about topic II:
- Commentary about topic III:
- Concluding sentence. :
2. Writing practice:
Remember back to Friday. You analyzed a poem (scroll down to Friday if you forgot yours) for the theme, and other specific elements of your choice. Using that poem, we will now be writing introductions, and the first paragraph of your three body paragraphs. Be sure to follow the structure of the essay frame for this assignment. If you finish those two paragraphs, raise your hand so they can be checked.