What we did today in seminar
Today in seminar we made a prototype of our "maps" of the model essays we are using to create the structure of our essays.
The prototype was based on Sherman Alexie's article, "Why the Best Kids' Books are Written in Blood". You can see it here:
What we did today in class
In-class notebook work.
- ATDPTI “challenge” research: graphic organizer (google doc)
- Double-entry diary: ATDPTI quotes to use for your essay (google doc)
- Reflection on discussion with John and Jude (in notebook)
- At least 10 CDCs (in notebook)
- “Larger Points” based on your CDCs (in notebook)
- One CDC plus larger point posted on our blog (on blog)
- Article “Scavenger Hunt” graphic organizer (shared google doc)
If you're totally caught up, you can make an outline of your essay. This will be due on Monday.
- Make a list of all your "Larger Points".
- At the bottom of the list of Larger Points, write a thesis statement (you can find advice on writing a thesis statement from this website). This is a one-sentence summary of the argument you want to make.
- Decide how much information about the "challenge" to include (look at your ATDPTI “challenge” research: graphic organizer and your “Scavenger Hunt” graphic organizer for help with this).
- Now you have everything you need. Look at the maps of model articles, decide what elements you want to take from them, and make your outline! (You can make your own outline as a map, if you want).