WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY?
THREE UNITS COMBINED
(It's full of assertions; it's full of non sequiturs; there are missing and misplaced apostrophes.)
When students first attempt to write essays involving critical thinking and textual analysis they stumble in a myriad of ways, but I have discovered that there are certain issues that arise again and again. This unit combines my three biggest complaints with student papers: assertions, non sequiturs, and apostrophe misuse.
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT ARE THE FOLLOWING THREE UNITS - CLICK ON THE TITLES OR SEE THE PREVIEW FOR MORE DETAILS:
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (It's full of assertions.)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (It's full of non sequiturs.)
WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY ESSAY? (There are missing and misplaced apostrophes.)
I have now created a unit on "The Black Cat" where I ask students to fix various issues with student assignments that contain mistakes in all of the categories in this unit. You will find it here:
THE BLACK CAT: Google Slides Interactive Unit
Another way to help students understand textual analysis and logical reasoning is to participate in shared inquiry through Socratic Seminars. I have two units on Socratic Seminars. You will find them here:
Socratic Seminar (THE REPUBLIC)
Socratic Seminar (ANY TEXT)
Keywords: essays; essay writing; High School; Non-fiction; Textual Analysis; Critical Reading; Higher Order Thinking; History; social studies; ELA; Literature; logic; NON SEQUITURS, APOSTROPHES, ASSERTIONS
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