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Essay Helps for The Outsiders Essay: Is Johnny Cade Innocent or Guilty?
If you still don't get the structure of an argument essay, see this:
Outline for Argument Writing.docx
Test on Argument Writing Vocabulary: Dec. 5/8
Targets for Today:
You do not need your composition books today.
1. Irregular verbs
2. Media Center
Irregular Verbs: beat-beaten
George beats up Harold every other Friday.
George is beating up Harold right now.
George beat up Harold.
George has beaten up Harold.
Harold has been beaten up every other Friday.
I (past tense) _____________
I have ___________
The wind blows.
The wind (past tense) __________
Last night I ________________.
I throw the ball.
Last Saturday I ________________ the ball.
I throw the ball.
I have ____________________ the ball many times.
More information in case you don't understand what we mean by irregular verbs: https://www.turtlediary.com/video/regular-and-irregular-verbs.html
Media Center: Realistic Fiction
Move quietly when it is time to go to the media center.
If you already have a novel to read, bring it with you. Everyone should pay attention to the presentation, but after that you may read!
The Assignment: Nov Dec BoM Theme.docx
Suggested Books for Seventh Graders.docx Look under Realistic Fiction.
Among the books Recommended by Mrs. Jones and Ms. Dorsey:
Sarah Dessen -- some of her romantic books
Well That Was Awkward
Ruby Holler -- Creech
The Warden's Daughter -- Spinelli
Words in the Dust -- Reedy Afghanistan
Recommended by other students:
The Girl I Used to Be -- Henry Murder Mystery
If You Were Absent:
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
Historical Fiction --
Full Cicada Moon -- Historical 1969 Okay
Teacher notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H6GCe7hmmA