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Social Issue Essay, DUE TODAY!

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.c Use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.e Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W2.f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic). Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will draft an essay about a social issue that affects their culture or community.

Opening Session
Let’s review how to turn in your essay when you’re finished with it!

Work Session
You will have the entire class period to draft your essay! Here are the requirements:

  • 750-1000 words
  • MLA format, including parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page
  • Citations from AT LEAST 2 sources
  • AT LEAST 4 quotes total (but more is better!)
  • You must explain a social issue to me AND explain how that issue affects your culture. You do NOT need to go into detail explaining your culture – you did that on the last essay!
  • You should also explain how your social issue can affect at least one other culture besides your own.
  • Your essay should be well-organized and include an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Closing Session
TURN IT IN!!!!

Assessment
Summative (social issue essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, outlining, graphic organizers), Interest (topic choice)

 

Cultural Identity 6: Narrative Revisions and Turn It In!

Standards

  • ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3.a Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3.d Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10W3.e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can write a narrative about my childhood that reveals my cultural identity.

Opening Session (10 minutes)
Grab your laptops and pull up the cultural identity narrative you worked on yesterday! Trade laptops with a friend and read each other’s narratives. Tell your friend two good things they did in their narrative, and one place you think they can improve!

Work Session (55 minutes)
You will have the entire work session to finish your cultural identity narrative! Remember, your goal is to write a narrative essay that shows your personal cultural identity through story. You may use the “I remember…” format given in class, or you may choose your own structure. Your essay should be approximately 500 words, written in MLA format (Times New Roman 12, double spaced, MLA header) and turned in electronically to your teacher through Google Drive.

Closing Session (5 minutes)
TURN IT IN! I’ll go over again how to upload essays to Google Drive

Assessment
Summative (capstone essay 1)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolded prompt and framework)

World Lit: Finish your essay!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

  1. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  2. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
  3. Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
  4. Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
  5. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

Learning Target: I can compose a narrative about my childhood that begins to show my cultural identity through a story.

Opening Session: VOCAB QUIZ!!! We will do the vocab quiz before Independent Reading. When you finish the quiz, go straight into reading, and when the reading timer is up, we will trade with a friend and grade them.

Work Session: Today is your last day to work on your Cultural Identity essay. Remember that you should be revealing your cultural identity to me through a story. This is a narrative essay. Narrative means story! TELL ME A STORY!!

You should probably ask a friend or two to read through your essay for a final workshop before you turn it in. It’s also a really good idea to read your essay out loud to yourself. This will help you catch any silly errors like a missed capital letter or typo.

Closing Session: One final review of how to use OneNote and then upload your assignments!! I will be grading them directly from the class Notebook and giving you feedback there.

Assessment: Summative (cultural identity embedded assessment); formative (vocab quiz)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), product (varied essay length or prompt)