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All questions answered according to the directions.
Attach to the end of this packet.
Attach your completed grammar packet to this homework organizer. Because we complete this as a class, you must have all portions of the review complete or you will receive a zero. In the event you are absent, you will need to get the notes from your tablemate so that you may complete the independent activities.
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Assignment #1: Due Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Adding Information to an Essay
Standard: WS 1.4 – Develop the main ideas within the body of the composition through supporting evidence (e.g., scenarios, commonly held beliefs, hypotheses, definitions).
ESLR: Resourceful Learner – Take responsibility for learning
Rationale: On the CAHSEE you will be asked to identify information that would be appropriate to add to a given essay. The information must support the main ideas within the essay. To answer these questions correctly, you must identify and understand the theme of the essay as well as understand the main ideas within it. This will enable you to determine which supporting information is relevant.
The information added may be: (a) a detail that more precisely describes an important idea in the essay; (b) an example to illustrate an important point in the essay; (c) the definition of an important term, phrase, or idea in the essay; (d) new information that elaborates upon or expands the theme of your essay.
Directions: Carefully read the following passages in order to correctly answer the questions. Find the correct answer using P.O.E. and your other test-taking strategies. Record your answer and be sure to provide support.