I believe that I am loved and because I am loved, I love myself, respect myself, and do what is best for myself



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I Believe

  • I believe that I am loved and because I am loved, I love myself, respect myself, and do what is best for myself.
  • I believe that I am important and because I am important, I invest in myself and invest in my future.
  • I believe that I am intelligent and because I am intelligent, I do not give up when things seem hard and when I make mistakes.
  • I believe that I am successful and because I am successful, I make the best choices which leads to success.
  • I believe that I am confident and because I am confident I am not afraid to try and to keep trying.
  • I believe that I am respectful and because I am respectful, my words and actions reflect this belief.
  • I believe… and because I believe I am.

I can…

Expository Excursion

  • Copy & Design: Verna Fisher

Expository Writing What is it? Why do we need it?

  • Gives facts, reasons, explanations, or examples with supporting details about the topic.
  • Contains a central idea, supporting details and a conclusion.
  • provides readers with information and explanations

Expository Excursion

  • Copy & Design: Verna Fisher

Introduction

  • Hook:
  • Ask a question; Quote a relevant and respected figure; describe an anecdote
  • Background information: Do not assume that the person who is reading your essay has read it, therefore provide some background information on the topic, author and/ or text. (5 w’s and H)

Thesis/Claim aka: The Tour Guide

  • covers exactly the topic you want to talk about, no more and no less.
  • lets your readers know what to expect.
  • usually appears in your paper’s introductory paragraph.
  • helps you better organize and develop the content of your paper.
  • Thesis/claim is the topic+ opinion with 2-3 supportive details to discuss the topic.

Body Paragraphs aka Exhibits

  • Topic sentence: main idea and most important point of the paragraph
  • 2 supporting details about the topic to prove the topic.
  • Explain the significance of the supporting details.
  • Concluding sentence.

Conclusion: Wrap Up/ Exit

Our Task for Today

  • Write an essay analyzing how over the course of Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson develops the theme of how advanced technology has hindered society. Draw evidence from the text to support your analysis and reflection. Develop your topic with relevant, well chosen facts, concrete details, or other information and examples. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in your response.
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Do Now: Write the sentence and find the adjectives that tell which in these sentences and tell what they modify.

  • 1. These first apples have been stepped on.
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  • 2. This money had been lost at the races.
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  • 3. That cat had those kittens.
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  • 4. A mouse can scare an elephant.
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  • 5. An answer will be found in the dictionary or a thesaurus.

Write the sentence and identify the following adjectives in each sentence. Remember adjective answer the following question: what kind? Which one? How many? How much?

  • It took courageous people to sail rough, uncharted seas many years ago.
  • An Italian sailor decided to find new lands with three ships.
  • The adventurous explorer received help from the Spanish king and queen.

Do Now

  • Write about a time when you went on a trip to the zoo. Describe what you saw. Use vivid details.

I Believe

  • I believe that I am loved and because I am loved, I love myself, respect myself, and do what is best for myself.
  • I believe that I am important and because I am important, I invest in myself and invest in my future.
  • I believe that I am intelligent and because I am intelligent, I do not give up when things seem hard and when I make mistakes.
  • I believe that I am successful and because I am successful, I make the best choices which leads to success.
  • I believe that I am confident and because I am confident I am not afraid to try and to keep trying.
  • I believe that I am respectful and because I am respectful, my words and actions reflect this belief.
  • I believe… and because I believe I am.

I can…

  • I can write an informative/explanatory text to examine a topic, convey ideas, concepts and information through text selection, organization and analysis of relevant content. (W7.2)
  • I can cite textual evidence that strongly support my inferences and analysis of the text (RI7.1.1)

Task for Today

  • Read and analyze two mystery.
  • Gather supporting details to support or claims as to how the mystery was solved or why the crime took place.
  • Explain our evidence thoroughly.
  • Write a paragraph using the TIDEE

Explaining Textual Evidence

  • What is textual evidence?
  • Why is it important to explain our evidence?
  • How do we explain our evidence?

Remember: Textual Evidence

  • Explicit = direct
  • Textual = from the text
  • Evidence = support for your answer, opinion, or idea
  • It is important to explain our evidence because it PROVES that we have an understanding of the topic and that our thoughts, answers or ideas are reasonable and possibly correct.

How do we explain our evidence?

  • O.k., I’ve just stated this point, but so what? Why is it interesting? Why should anyone care?
  • What does this information imply? What is it saying about my topic?
  • What are the consequences of thinking this way or looking at a problem this way?
  • I’ve just described what something is like or how I see it, but why is it like that?
  • I’ve just said that something happens-so how does it happen? How does it come to be the way it is?
  • Why is this information important? Why does it matter?
  • How is this idea related to my thesis? What connections exist between them? Does it support my thesis? If so, how does it do that?
  • Can I give an example to illustrate this point?

Remember

  • Claim+ evidence +reasoning (logical thinking about the evidence) = explanation
  • What is the most important concept about the evidence?
  • What is the citation saying about my topic?

The Set Up When Writing

  • Topic Sentence: It tells what the paragraph is about and it must relate back to the thesis.
  • Important details/ citation from the text must support your topic sentence and relates back to the thesis
  • Explanation of the evidence
  • End: summarize the paragraph

Sentence Starters

  • Sentence starters for citing textual evidence: In the first paragraph _,the author says...The text states...The text describes/For example...The author explains...Early in the text, the author/For instance
  • For explaining evidence: This shows...This is because...This means...This reveals...This illustrates...This highlights the
  • difference between...

Case of the Missing Rings

  • Detective Nose entered the dark cottage and spied the distraught woman ,Ms. Lloyd sitting on her sofa by candle light. A uniformed Officer passed by and assured Nose that they would have the power on in an instant. Detective Nose then approached the woman and asked for her story.
  • “I was watching an old movie when the lights suddenly went out. Just then, I heard some strange noises coming from the bedroom. I got up to investigate when all of a sudden someone came flying out of the bedroom in such a rush that they knocked me down. Although I did not get a look at the offender, I did hear them open the front door and run out.. At this point, I crawled over to my desk and picked up my phone to call you people. When I got off the phone I lit some candles and checked the bedroom, that’s when I saw that my diamond rings were missing.”
  • The lights suddenly flashed on and Detective Nose was able to get a good look at the neat cottage. There was a large fireplace, and a very modern computer sitting on a desk. The front door was opposite another door which lead to the bedroom. The phone rang and the woman got up to answer it. Inspector Nose watched as Ms. Lloyd picked up the cordless phone and nodded as she politely excused herself and went into the bedroom to continue with the call. When she returned, the Detective asked her if that was the only phone in the cottage. She assured him that it was.
  • “I guess the only other question I have then, Ms. Lloyd, is where did you hide the rings?”

Organizing our thoughts

  • Question/Prompt
  • Claim/Thesis
  • Cite Textual Evidence
  • Why did detective Nose suspect that the woman was lying?
  • Woman is lying about the phone
  • Power outage
  • Cordless phone is the only phone in the cottage
  • Cordless phones need to be plugged into the wall to work proplerly.

Putting it all together

  • Detective Nose suspects that Ms. Lloyd is lying because the cordless phone needs an electrical connection to work properly. In paragraph two, Ms. Lloyd states that she “crawled over to (her) desk and picked up (her) phone to call” the detective; in fact, this is the only phone in the cottage. Seeing that Ms. Lloyd’s claims that the power was out when she made the call, the likelihood of her being able to make a call without power is impossible.

Case Of The Tough Break

  • Detective Nose once again arrived at the jewelry store, a route he has become rather familiar with for all the wrong reasons. The previous owner of the store, having being arrested for committing fraud, left the management of the store to his son. It was the store owner’s son that called Detective Nose into the store.
  • “Detective Nose”, said the young man, “I know that my father hasn’t been an honest person, but I assure you that I am trying to make amends for his tainted reputation.” Detective Nose examined the young man closely. Neatly and smartly dressed in a navy blue suit and matching striped tie, the young man was a stark contrast to his father, and looked every bit as refined and educated as a young person could hope to be.
  • “I called you in because someone has sold me fake diamonds, and I want you to work with the police to catch these despicable crooks!” “I was hoping that my father’s reputation with his suppliers would still be intact, but I believe that they simply preyed on my inexperience in this trade.”
  • “What is it with this jewelry store and crooks?” Detective Nose thought to himself. “Show me where these fake diamonds are”. The young man produced a velvet pouch, from which he took out several glittering stones and laid them out on a mat on the counter.
  • “I had tried the scratch test, and indeed they were scratch resistant against sapphires, but when I tried to hit them with a mallet to test their hardness, the stone shattered.” The young man sounded devastated, and what Detective Nose had to say would prove even more disastrous for him. “No need to call the cops,” Detective Nose quipped, “there’s been no deception here.”

Organizing our thoughts

  • Question/Prompt
  • Claim/Thesis
  • Cite Textual Evidence
  • Explanation of Evidence
  • What was the jewelry owner’s mistake?
  • And why did Detective Nose not call the cops?

I Believe

  • I believe that I am loved and because I am loved, I love myself, respect myself, and do what it best for myself.
  • I believe that I am important and because I am important, I invest in myself and invest in my future.
  • I believe that I am intelligent and because I am intelligent, I do not give up when things seem hard and when I make mistakes.
  • I believe that I am successful and because I am successful, I make the best choices which leads to success.
  • I believe that I am confident and because I am confident I am not afraid to try and to keep trying.
  • I believe that I am respectful and because I am respectful, my words and actions reflect this belief.
  • I believe… and because I believe I am.

I Can

  • I can identify and recognize comparison/contrast. (w7.1)
  • I can write an informative/explanatory text to examine a topic, convey ideas, concepts and information through text selection, organization and analysis of relevant content (W7.2c)

Comparing and Contrasting

Task for the week

  • Read and annotate “The Great Society” by President Lyndon B. Johnson, “Pro: What Was Really Great About The Great Society”, “Con: War on Poverty Revisited.”
  • Use two ways to compare and contrast the text.
  • Compose an informative essay by comparing and contrasting Sowell’s and Califano’s perspective on Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.”
  • When you compare, you look at two or more things and see how they are the same; when you contrast, you look for differences.
  • Look at these two photographs of eggs. First compare the two photographs. Then contrast them.
  • Using a Venn Diagram
  • Block method
  • The writer discusses all the features of subject 1, then all the features of subject 2.
  • Point-by-point method
  • The writer chooses a feature and shows how it applies to subject 1, then how it applies to subject 2.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • To use the block method, discuss all the features of subject 1. Then discuss all the features of subject 2.
  • Topic-eggs
  • Container-basket
  • Container– nest
  • Setting– artificial
  • Setting-natural
  • Topic–eggs
  • Subject 1
  • Subject 2
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • To use the point-by-point method, choose a feature and show how it applies to subject 1. Then show how each feature applies to subject 2.
  • Subject 1
  • Subject 2
  • Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3
  • Container-basket
  • Setting– artificial
  • Topic–eggs
  • Topic-eggs
  • Container– nest
  • Setting-natural
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • photo of eggs
  • contained in basket
  • A Venn diagram can help you sort out and analyze similarities and differences.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Using a Venn Diagram
  • artificial setting
  • natural setting
  • Practice with Venn Diagrams
  • Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast these two types of biking.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Reading Focus
  • Remember, when you compare two or more things, think about how they are the same; when you contrast, you look for differences.
  • These two dragons are the same in some ways and different in other ways.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • To compare the dragons of Pern in “The Smallest Dragonboy,” you would look for ways in which the dragons are the same.
  • They all bond with a human for life.
  • They all help defend the planet from the evil Thread.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • To contrast the dragons of Pern, you would look for ways in which they are different.
  • Green dragons are small and fast.
  • Brown dragons are large and strong.
  • Only the huge bronze dragons can mate with the queen.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • In “Here Be Dragons,” the writer compares and contrasts dragons. Which method does the writer use?
  • Block Method
  • Point-by-Point Method
  • Subject 1: Eastern dragons
  • Feature 1: Behavior
  • Feature 2: Origins
  • Feature 3: Appearance
  • Subject 2: Western dragons
  • Feature 1: Behavior
  • Feature 2: Origins
  • Feature 3: Appearance
  • Feature 1: Behavior
  • Subject 1: Eastern dragons
  • Subject 2: Western dragons
  • Feature 2: Origins
  • Subject 1: Eastern dragons
  • Subject 2: Western dragons
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • The writer of “Here Be Dragons” uses the block method to compare and contrast Eastern and Western dragons.
  • First she describes features of Eastern Dragons. Then she describes features of Western dragons.
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • In “Here Be Dragons,” the writer compares and contrasts dragons. Which method does the writer use?
  • Block Method
  • Subject 1: Eastern dragons
  • Feature 1: Behavior
  • Feature 2: Origins
  • Feature 3: Appearance
  • Subject 2: Western dragons
  • Feature 1: Behavior
  • Feature 2: Origins
  • Feature 3: Appearance

Exit Ticket

  • Explain the two method of comparing and contrasting discussed in class.
  • What are questions that we can ask ourselves to move pass the obvious similarities and differences of the topic that is being compared and contrasted?


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