Take out your rough draft for your Outsiders essay. Finish writing it.
Especially make sure you have a thesis statement with your claim and the three reasons you are using to support it.
You also need body paragraphs, each one about one of your reasons
and a counterclaim paragraph with rebuttal,
and a concluding paragraph.
If you hadn't finished your book before you presented, finish it by October 17th, let me know, and I will add the points to your score for the book presentation.
Targets for Today:
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
alternate or opposing claims
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.claim
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Lab 224 to type your essay into MyAccess.
By the end of the period, submit and submit for score. You may revise many times, and could work on this at home. We will use the computer lab again on October 16/17.
If you are using Randy's name, his name is Randy Anderson.
I don't believe that the book ever gives a last name for Marcia.
The book also does not name the other boys who were with Randy and Bob the night Bob died.
How to write a thesis sentence:
If You Were Absent:
Create a rough draft for your Outsiders essay.
You may get on MyAccess and type your essay.
Here are the outline for your rough draft, and some helps:
essay: a multi-paragraph piece of writing on a particular subject.
Argument Writing: •A type of writing that states a position on a topic and defends it
Hook: •A sentence or sentences that will engage your reader – get their attention
l Claim/Thesis: •A sentence that states your position and includes your main reasons
Introduction: •The first paragraph of an essay
Topic Sentence: •The sentence near the beginning of the paragraph that states the central idea of the paragraph
Background Information: •The information the reader needs to understand a topic and why it is being discussed
Body Paragraph: •A paragraph that comes between the introduction and the conclusion
Transitions: Words or groups of words that connect ideas and show relationships
Formal Style: Writing that does not include contractions or the pronouns "you" or "I"
Reasons: Logical main points to support a claim
Evidence: Facts, examples, statistics, etc. that support a claim
Explanation: explains the evidence and shows how it supports your reasons/claim
Counterclaim/Opposing Claim: an opposing argument; something the other side would say
Rebuttal: proving why a counterclaim (opposing claim) is wrong using reasons and evidence
Conventions: correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
Citation: giving the source of the evidence
Conclusion: sums up the main point of the whole essay
Resources for your writing:
Murder - Definitions .docx
The Outsiders novel
paragraph fishtank 2017.ppt
Central Idea and Supporting Details
Structure of an Essay: