To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This bundle of two lessons stimulates students to write relate to the novel and write about it.
Below are instructions for completing today’s in-class essay.
Your task today is preparing a multi-paragraph essay with TWO body paragraphs, chosen from ONE of the prompts below. Follow the steps below to complete your work for today, being careful to watch the clock to make sure you complete work by the end of the time given.
a) read the prompt you choose carefully, letting it tell you what the structure, focus and content of the essay should be.
b) At the top of a properly-formatted MLA page, write the thesis you will use for the essay. Make sure the thesis matches the focus prompt and sets the stage for the structure of the essay.
c) now create the prewriting/outline of a multi-paragraph essay with TWO body paragraphs. You do not need to do prewriting for the introduction or conclusion of the essay, but do not forget to include them in the essay you produce. Make sure your prewriting is brief, but clearly shows what each sentence of the body paragraphs will contain. Do NOT use complete sentences for your prewriting. Your prewriting is required and should be displayed at the top the essay.
d) create a draft of essay in MLA format. Place the number of the prompt with the clever title in the proper place on the page. Make sure that your paragraphs have at least three strong examples to support your topic sentence and at least two evidence sentences for each example. Be sure that the examples and evidence in the draft are clear and vivid. Follow any instructions about quotes given in the directions or prompt.
e) revise as necessary, using guidelines distributed and discussed in class. You should not have time to rewrite a final version nor is it required.
Writing About Themes
Below are instructions for writing a multi-paragraph essay.
Your task for this essay is to choose two themes that we discussed related to To Kill a Mockingbird or a theme of your choice approved by me.
Each theme will be the basis of a body paragraph for your essay. In each paragraph, you will explain:
1) how the theme is demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird
2) how the theme appears in another work of literature read this year
3) how the theme appears in the lives of students at your High School
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