Review for the essay portion of the exam



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English CAHSEE Prep

Writing an Essay

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INSTRUCTIONS

Purpose:

CAHSEE review for the essay portion of the exam.

Time:

30 Minutes

Materials:

Accountability Sheet and CAHSEE packet.

Assignment:

Group discussion

ESLRS:

Self-directed learner and critical thinker.




  1. Pass out students Accountability Sheet and CAHSEE packet.



  1. Briefly review page 465 as a class. Explain to the class that they will be reviewing strategies for outlining an essay. It is very important that they pay attention and take advantage of the review to prepare them for the exam.



  1. Ask the students what it takes to write a strong introduction. Write their responses on the board. Ask for volunteers to read page 466. Together as a class discuss why the topic sentence and thesis statement are so important.



  1. Instruct the class to complete the “Try It Out!” section on page 466. They will be writing an introductory paragraph for the questions given on the handout. Allow them 5-10 minutes to complete the task. Once they are finished ask the students to share their paragraphs with the class.



  1. Read page 467 with the class. Ask the students to complete the “Try It Out!” section on page 468. Remind them to use their Accountability Sheet for this section. Once they are finished ask for volunteers to share their


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