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Essay Writing Series

reading & writing
lesson series
2018

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In deze les zitten 51 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 3 videos.

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reading & writing
lesson series
2018

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Slide 2 - Video

Slide 3 - Video

Introduction on the story
Lamb to the slaughter by Roald Dahl.

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

What do you know about Roald Dahl?

Slide 5 - Woordweb

What type of the story do you think 'Lamb to the slaughter' by Roald Dahl will be?

Slide 6 - Woordweb

Reader Questions


Write down questions that come to mind while we read.
They should be questions you REALLY do not know the answer to.

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Reader Questions


Write down questions that come to mind while we read.
They should be questions you REALLY do not know the answer to.

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Slide 9 - Video

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Lesson 1: learning about structure

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Goal of today:
I know the basic structure of an essay

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Introduction 1/3

The introduction is the first paragraph in your essay, and it should accomplish a few specific goals.

1. Capture the reader's interest.

It's a good idea to start your essay with a really interesting statement, in order to pique the reader's interest.

Avoid starting out with a boring line like this:

"In this essay I will explain why Rosa Parks was an important figure."

Instead, try something with a bit of a surprise factor, like this statement:

"A Michigan museum recently paid $492,000 for an old, dilapidated bus from Montgomery, Alabama."

The second sentence sounds much more interesting, doesn't it? It would encourage most people to keep on reading.

(Your first sentence should be CLICK BAIT!!)

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Introduction 2/3

2. Introduce the topic.

The next few sentences should explain your first statement, and prepare the reader for your thesis statement.

"The old yellow bus was reported to be the very one that sparked the civil rights movement, when a young woman named Rosa Parks..."

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

Introduction 3/3

3. Make a claim or express your opinion in a thesis sentence.

At the end of your introductory paragraph, you will place a powerful thesis statement. Your thesis sentence should make a statement. SAY SOMETHING.

"In refusing to surrender her seat to a white man, Rosa Parks inspired a courageous freedom movement that lives on, even today."

Your instructor (that's me!) will be looking for the specific elements above when reviewing your introductory paragraph, so be sure to review your first paragraph to make sure it meets these three goals.

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Body

The body of the essay will include three paragraphs (if this is a five-paragraph essay), each limited to one main idea that supports your thesis. You should state your idea, then back it up with two or three sentences of evidence or examples.

Example of a main idea:

"It took incredible courage for an African American woman to make such a bold stance in 1955 Alabama."
Offer evidence to support this statement:

"This act took place in an era when African Americans could be arrested and face severe retribution for committing the most trivial acts of defiance."


Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Conclusion

The final paragraph will summarize your main points and round up the story. It should point out your main points, but it should not repeat specific examples.

Once you complete the first draft of your essay, it's a good idea to re-visit the thesis statement in your first paragraph. Read your essay to see if it flows well.


Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Practise! You will get an essay. 
The different parts of the essay have to be labelled by you. These are:
- the thesis statement
- the topic sentences
- and each main point

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

What did you learn today?

Slide 19 - Open vraag

Do you have any questions left unanswered today?

Slide 20 - Open vraag

LESSON 2: write a first draft

Slide 21 - Tekstslide

what are the different
elements of an essay?

Slide 22 - Woordweb

What are the three goals of the introduction?

Slide 23 - Open vraag

Goal of today:
I have written
a first draft of an essay!

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

Slide 25 - Link

What is the subject of the clip?

Slide 26 - Open vraag

What is the message?




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Dit wordt getoondin de klassikale leswanneer je op'geef les' klikt.








Dit wordt getoondin de gedeelde les dieleerlingen zelfstandigkunnen doen.







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Answer the following questions in your notebook.(Individually)





1. What is the subject of the clip?2. What is the message? Do you agree? Why, or why not?3. What is – you think - the goal the maker had in mind? 4. How did you feel while watching the clip? Do you have any questions about the clip?5. What point do you want to make in your essay6. What is your essay’s thesis statement?













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Slide 27 - Open vraag

What is – you think - the goal the maker had in mind?

Slide 28 - Open vraag

To prepare for your own essay, answer the following questions in your notebook. (Individually)

1. What is the subject of the clip?

2. What is the message? Do you agree? Why, or why not?
3. What is – you think - the goal the maker had in mind?

4. How did you feel while watching the clip? Do you have any questions about the clip?

5. What point do you want to make in your essay
6. What is your essay’s thesis statement?

Slide 29 - Tekstslide

Write your own mini-essay

- title

- catching opening
- thesis statement
- main idea + argument/example
- main idea + argument/example
- conclusion

Slide 30 - Tekstslide

KEEP this draft with you the next few lessons!

Slide 31 - Tekstslide

What did you learn today?

Slide 32 - Woordweb

Lesson 3: write an essay

Slide 33 - Tekstslide

Slide 34 - Tekstslide

What comes to mind when you think of superheroes?

Slide 35 - Woordweb

What is the correct structure of an essay?
A
statement - argument - example - conclusion
B
catching opening - argument - argument - statement
C
catching opening - statement - arguments - conclusion
D
statement - idea - question - opinion

Slide 36 - Quizvraag

Exercise!
Write a mini essay about one of the following thesis statements:
- Superhero stories are a great way to teach people about right and wrong
- Superhero stories are a childish waste of time
- Superhero stories glorify violence
- Superhero stories inspire people to fight for justice

Use the following structure:
- Catching opening paragraph
- Thesis statement
- Main idea + argument
- Main idea + argument
- Conclusion
Use at least 12 full sentences.

Slide 37 - Tekstslide

Hand in your essay

Slide 38 - Tekstslide

Lesson 4: peer editing

Slide 39 - Tekstslide

What are steps in a 'writing process'?

Slide 40 - Woordweb

Slide 41 - Tekstslide

What is 'peer editing'?
A
helping yourself
B
eating a pear
C
working together
D
helping each other improve

Slide 42 - Quizvraag

So what is peer editing?
A peer is someone your own age.
Editing means making suggestions, comments, compliments, and changes to writing.

Peer editing means working with someone your own age – usually someone in your class– to help improve, revise, and edit his or her writing.



Slide 43 - Tekstslide

3 steps

Step 1 – Compliments

Step 2 – Suggestions
Step 3 - Corrections


Slide 44 - Tekstslide

1) Compliments

Stay positive when you’re giving feedback.
Remember that you are trying to
help your peer improve his/her work; you’re not trying to discourage them.

Slide 45 - Tekstslide

Step 2: suggestions
Making suggestions means giving the author some specificideas about how to make his or her writing better. Remember:
–  Stay positive and be specific!

–  Instead of, “It didn’t make sense,” say, “If you add more details after this sentence, it would be more clear.”
Instead of, “Your word choice was boring,” say, “Instead of using the word good, maybe you can use the word exceptional.”


Slide 46 - Tekstslide

Step 3: corrections

Corrections means checking your peer’s paper for:
Spelling  mistakes
Grammarmistakes
Missingpunctuation
Incomplete or run-on sentences


Slide 47 - Tekstslide

Exercise: you will get student essays and you will peer edit them
Follow these 3 steps:
1. write down three compliments 
2. write down what can be improved upon

3. make corrections: spelling, grammar, etc.

Slide 48 - Tekstslide

Rewrite one the essays; work in all the feedback.

Stick to the structure that was given to you:
- catching opening
- thesis statement
- main idea + argument/example
- main idea + argument/ example
- conclusion


Slide 49 - Tekstslide

Rewrite your own first draft
- Take out your first essay (about the smartphone video)
- Edit your own work
- Rewrite your essay
- Hand in BOTH VERSIONS to your teacher

Slide 50 - Tekstslide

THE END!
You now know how to write an essay. Well done!

Slide 51 - Tekstslide