Prompt Practice - South Pointe Middle

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2/27/13 Good Morning!!!
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D
We should always be grateful for what we have. No
matter how much we struggle, we are lucky to be alive. In
the story, “Just a Normal Day” Chad learns not to take
normal days for granted.
SUMMARY
Chad learned a big lesson on that normal day. At
the beginning of the story Chad wished to be injured so
he wouldn’t have to practice. He wasn’t thankful that he
was able to walk and play soccer. Chad doesn’t realize the
value of hard work in sports. Later, when the police
officers told him that they were surprised he and his
mom survived, Chad realized how lucky he was to be
alive. He wont ever complain about small struggles like
soccer again. Chad will always remember the important
things he learned that day.
F
Many people do not appreciate the things that
they have in life. Sometimes it takes tragic events to open
their eyes. In “Just a Normal Day” Chad learns not to take
things for granted.
Paragraph 2: YOUR SUMMARY
Chad came to a huge realization that day. At the
beginning of the story, soccer was so challenging that
Chad wished he has injured so he could avoid it. He didn’t
realize that this struggle was trivial. He was blinded to the
fact that playing soccer was a privilege denied by many.
After the accident, Chad realized how serious the
accident was when the police office told him that he’d
thought there were no survivors. Chad was lucky to be
alive. It could have been his last day of soccer practice all
together. Chad learned that small obstacles are just a
normal way of life.
A
Live life to the fullest, and appreciate what you
have. Not every challenge is as bad as it seems. In the
story, “Just a Normal Day”, Chad learned not to take
things for granted.
Paragraph 2: Summary
Chad came to a big a realization that day. Before
the accident, Chad wished for an injury so he wouldn’t
have to go to practice. He was making a big deal out of
something small. And, he was blind to the fact that
playing soccer was a privilege. After the accident, the
police officers come to the hospital and tell Chad that
they didn’t expect anyone to have survived that crash.
Chad feels fortunate to have another chance at life. He
realized that complaining about soccer was foolish
because there are worse things in life. It is obvious that
Chad learned not to take things for granted.
E
We should appreciate the things that life gives us.
You never know when you might lose them. In the story,
“Just a Normal Day”, Chad learns not to take any days for
granted.
Your summary……..
Chad learns a great lesson that day. Before the car
accident he complained that soccer practice was too
hard. Chad didn’t appreciate that soccer was a privilege
that he had. Also, Chad doesn’t know he is lucky to be
able to play. After the accident, the physical therapist told
him he’d have to work hard to play soccer next season.
Chad realized he was lucky to be alive, let alone, be able
to play soccer. He knew now he wouldn’t complain about
small things like soccer ever again. Chad will never act as
foolish as he did before that car accident.
B
We should always appreciate the simplest things in
life. Although, sometimes it’s easy to desire what you
don’t have. In the story, “Just a Normal Day”, Chad
learned not to take the little things for granted.
Paragraph 2: YOUR SUMMARY
Chad came to a huge realization that day. Before
the car accident, he wished he would have had a sprained
ankle so he wouldn’t have to go to his brutal soccer
practice. Chad didn’t realize soccer was a privilege denied
to many. He was complaining about something that
wasn’t really that bad. After the accident, police officers
told Chad that they were surprised he was only injured
and not killed because the accident was so bad. It’s
obvious that Chad realized that he was lucky to be alive.
Also, he would think twice about complaining about the
little things in life. Chad learned that every normal day
might be his last.
Prompt Practice
Writing Test Preview
Your Assignment
• Write 2 “difficult” prompts on our
own. They can be for any type of
writing.
• Tomorrow, your classmates will
“translate” these prompts in their
own words and in our “language”.
Understanding the Prompt
• What kind of prompt is it?
• Do we know what all the words in the
prompt mean?
• Can we re-write it in our own words to
make sense to us?
• If it is Response to Literature, what
method would we use?
Narrative
• Think about a memorable experience
that you have had near a body of
water, such as a lake, river, or ocean.
What happened that made this
experience so memorable? Write a
story about your experience. Be sure
to include details to make the
experience more vivid to your
readers.
Response to Lit: Method 1
• After carefully reading "After
Twenty Years," write a multiparagraph essay analyzing the
author's message. Be sure to
use specific details and
examples from the text to
support your response.
Persuasive
• In a well-developed, multi-paragraph essay,
state your position on this issue and then
persuade your fellow classmates to join you in
a call to action to either shorten your school
week to four days, or to keep the five-day
school week. You must provide compelling
reasons for your argument, and address and
rebut the counterarguments. Be sure to
include facts, statistics, or any other relevant
information to strengthen your view on this
issue.
Response to Literature: Method 1
• In a multi-paragraph essay,
describe the Grinch's change
in the story How the Grinch
Stole Christmas!. Make sure to
give examples from the story
to show how and why he
changed.
Response to Literature: Method 2
• After carefully reading
"Annabel Lee," write a multiparagraph essay analyzing the
author's purpose in writing
this poem. Be sure to use
specific details and examples
from the text to support your
response.
Response to Literature: Method 2
• After carefully reading Amistad
Rising, write a multi-paragraph
essay demonstrating your
understanding of the story's
message. Be sure to use
specific examples from the
text to support your response.
Persuasive
• Some people think that schools should offer
only nutritious drinks such as white milk,
water, and natural fruit juice. Do you agree or
disagree with this policy? Use specific details
and examples to convince your principal to
accept your position.
Response to Literature: Method 1
• Describe the personality characteristics
Esperanza shows of herself throughout her
first-person narrative. Explain how she shows
these qualities in this story. Be sure to include
examples to support your claims about
Esperanza's personality.
Response to Literature: Method 1
• In "Ribbons," Robin's life changes dramatically
after her grandmother joins the family from
China. In a well-reasoned essay, discuss how
Robin's character changes throughout the
book. Be sure to support your interpretation
with specific details from the story.

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