Announcements and Reminders for Tuesday/Wednesday, November 14/15 2017:
Penny Wars! Contribute if you can!
I have regraded all of the essays from A1, A2, B5, B7
that have had a D or an F.
Here are some helps for working on your argument essay:
Essay Helps for The Outsiders Essay: Is Johnny Cade Innocent or Guilty?
The links are under construction, but available.
Targets for Today:
1. Organizing an Essay
The Outsiders and Empathy Essay.docx
Here is the sample -- the one we looked at last time -- for working on your essay:
2. Citations Quotes for Citation Practice
Ponyboy says, speaking of Dallas Winston, "The fight for self-preservation had hardened him beyond caring" (59).
Directions: Turn the quote below into a proper in-text citation. Remember: Introduce + Give + Cite = In-Text Citation.
When you present,
Example: You found this quote in the novel.
"I bet we started it. We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something." Ponyboy Curtis on page 91
Turn it into an in-text citation:
Introduction "Quote" (Cite).
Ponyboy Curtis said, "I bet we started it. We must have dropped a lighted cigarette or something" (91).
"I can't take much more. I'll kill myself or something."
-- Johnny Cade
"Don't. You can't kill yourself, Johnny" -- Ponyboy Curtis on page 47
Your assignment is to turn it into an in-text citation, then present it to the class.
Introduction "Quote" (Cite).
Ponyboy testified that Johnny had said, "I can't take much more. I'll kill myself or something." and Ponyboy replied, "Don't. You can't kill yourself, Johnny" (47).
3. Watching the video and filling in the Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the novel with the movie.
Movie for today
A1 21:55 to 59:52 to
A2 29:10 to 1:13:50 Finished the movie
B5 21:18 to 1:01:53 to 1:27:30
B7 18:20 to 1:01:27
If You Were Absent:
Teacher Notes: Quotes from The Outsiders
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