Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We're English 10 Nerds and Loving It: April 15, 2014

Focus: How do we lay the organizational groundwork for a synthesis essay?

1. Warming up: Introducing you to book clubs!  Overview, letter, and time to browse

Click here for a list of upstanding books made into upstanding films.
Click here for a student-generated list.
Click here for a list of books recently made into films.

2. Google sharing your thesis statements and getting peer feedback:

Is it clear (well-worded and easy to understand)?
Is it specific (mentions specific characters, symbols, titles, and problems/solutions)?
Is it debatable (makes an argument instead of merely summarizing what happens)?
Is it provable (can be backed up by examples from both texts)?

3. Putting your thesis to work in your outline; composing topic sentences

1. Continue working on outline; completed outline is due this Thursday at the beginning of class.

2. Start thinking about which book you want to read for your book club.

3. Prepare for your book talk if you haven't delivered yours yet.

4. Meet in the Forum this Friday for a scheduling extravaganza.

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