Monday August 27, 2012 Bellwork: Make sure your WP Packet is stapled in the following order: 1. WP Mini Rubric 2. Starred WP with Justification 3. All other WPs in order Objective Review the Exposition Mode of Description Homework WP 1.7 Underline and label your thesis and 2 pieces of evidence. This week in English Text Structures Monday: Description Tuesday: Process Thursday: Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast Friday: Classification Cornell Notes: Text Structures *Text structures are patterns of organizing ideas. *These text structures appear in all kinds of writing including: - narrative - explanatory/informational - argumentative *Writers choose text structures to use according to the needs of the topic and the audience. Cornell Notes: Description/Elaboration *Description/Elaboration is a text structure that provides supporting details to main ideas. *Writers give supporting details through: - facts - statistics - examples or events - sensory details (the five senses) *Description helps "paint a picture" for the reader *Signal words: as an illustration for example specifically can be recognized by in particular describes "Only Daughter" Pair-Share: If you had to describe your role in your family, how would you describe it? How does this impact your interactions with your family members? Are you the responsible oldest child? the goofy comedian? the invisible and ignored sibling? the "smart one"? the "athletic one"? Only Daughter Step 1: Read the story once through. Step 2: Reread the story, underline where you see Description/Elaboration used. In the margin, identify what she is elaborating on. Step 3: Based on your annotations, answer this question: What message or idea is Cisneros trying to communicate through her use of Description/Elaboration? WP 1.7 Describe a powerful experience or memory. Try to create a mood without naming the mood. -or- Describe your backpack in a way that makes it possible for the reader to find your backpack in a pile of 100 other backpacks the same color and size. Exit Card 1. Name and define the text structure we learned about today. 2. Name 1 instance where Cisneros uses today's text structure. 3. What message or idea is Cisneros communicating through this text structure? Tuesday, August Bellwork: 1. Take out your WP for stamping. 2. Pair-Share 3. After Pair-Share: My partner employed the text structure ___ when s/he ____. This text structure allowed him/her to communicate the idea that ____. Objective Review the Exposition Mode of Process Homework WP 1.8 Cornell Notes: Process/Sequence *Process/Sequence is a text structure that gives the steps in a process or explains a sequence of events. *There are different kinds of sequence writers might use: - sequence by time - sequence by logical order - sequence by step-by-step instructions - sequence by order of importance *Focus Question: What is the reason for the sequence? *Signal words: afterward eventually immediately latter at this time formerly currently from previously subsequently during Only Daughter Pre-reading: 1. Review your Process/Description notes. 2. Pair-Share: Without looking at the essay itself, what can you remember Cisneros organizes the order of her essay? Why do you think she organizes it in this way? about how Only Daughter Step 1: Reread the story. Step 2: Identify the topic of each paragraph. Write the topic in the margins. Step 3: In what order does Cisneros organize her essay? Chronological--by time By order of importance Step-by-step Logical order Step 4: For what purpose does Cisneros organize her essay in this order? What message or idea is she trying to communicate through this order? WP 1.8 Explain how to do something you do well. -orExplain something you do for yourself that hurts but you do it anyway. -orExplain a problem you solved by breaking it down into steps. Exit Card 1. Name and define the text structure we learned about today. 2. Name 1 instance where Cisneros uses today's text structure. 3. What message or idea is Cisneros communicating through this text structure? Thursday, August 30, 2012 Bellwork: 1. Take out your WP for stamping. 2. Pair-Share 3. After Pair-Share: In his/her WP, my partner explained how ___. S/he organized his/her WP by ___(logic, time, ...) in order to show ___(purpose). Objective Review the Exposition Modes of Compare/Contrast and Cause and Effect. Homework WP 1.9 Cornell Notes: Compare/Contrast *Compare/contrast is a text structure that helps the reader understand a topic or idea through the similarities or differences between two objects/ideas. *Compare/contrast works best when it's organized according to what the audience needs to understand. *Most effective use of compare/contrast focuses on a limited number of criteria as the basis for comparison. *Signal words: as well as likewise instead nonetheless in the same way share otherwise just as neither despite unless yet Cornell Notes: Compare/Contrast Only Daughter Step 1: Annotate for Compare/Contrast--what is Cisneros comparing and contrasting? Step 2: What main idea is Cisneros emphasizing through her use of compare/contrast? Cornell Notes: Cause and Effect *Cause and effect is a text structure that analyzes why something happens. *Links situations and events together with time--BUT goes beyond sequence. Example: Although first period comes before second period, it doesn't cause second period to happen. *Signal words: because for this reason impact in that results in leads to accordingly then seeing that effects of since Cornell Notes: Cause and Effect Only Daughter Step 1: Annotate for Cause and Effect. Step 2: What main idea is Cisneros emphasizing through her use of cause and effect? Exit Card 1. Name and define the text structure we learned about today. 2. Name 1 instance where Cisneros uses today's text structure. 3. What message or idea is Cisneros communicating through this text structure? Friday August 31, 2012 Good News Friday! Objective Review the Exposition Modes of Classification. Homework WP 1.9 Cornell Notes: Classification/Categorization * Effective classification helps the reader understand how ideas or topics fit within other ideas or topics * Classification is effective when the reader understands at least one of the categories being described and can infer information about the others. *There are many ways to classify any group. How you classify them depends on your intent or purpose. Only Daughter Step 1: Where does Cisneros use classification? What main topic is she classifying? What sub-categories does she create? Step 2: What main idea is Cisneros emphasizing through her use of classification? Step 3: Bringing it all together Review the variety of ideas Cisneros emphasizes through her use of text structures. What main idea or message is Cisneros communicating through all these text structures? Exit Card 1. Name 3 text structures we talked about this week. 2. Name 1 reason why understanding text structures is beneficial to your learning in English class.