Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday/Wednesday, November 14/15 2017

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:
  • I can read (and listen to) a variety of pieces of literature.
  • I can recognize and use verbs.  
  • I can compare and contrast  a book with its movie version, noticing how the story and our reactions to it are affected by the techniques used in each medium.

Today’s  Agenda:

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, 

  1. one of you will introduce the quote, 
  2. the next will read the quote, 
  3. and the third will provide the parenthetical citation.
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). 

Another example:
"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:

See above.  

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