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20 September: Essay Introduction


I can determine themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text to make connections between my reading and the world around me and write to explore how literature adds to my view of the American experience (RL/RI 2 & W 4).

Entry Task:

As you come in, grab your binder and turn to your theme handout in the resources section.

To start our day off, together we will go over some of the theme statements that were submitted for your first attempt. Then your first theme statement will be returned to you. Review the feedback, and you may make revisions to improve your grade.

What’s Going On:

For your first essay, you have the option to rewrite your theme statement to expand upon, or you can use one of the strong theme statements written by your peers!

After discussing strong theme statements, we will overview our first literary analysis essay prompt. By the end of the day, you will have overviewed the rubric and developed a working thesis/introduction to begin your essay.

Exit Task:

Use the remaining class time selecting text evidence from your selection and begin your essay using the template posted in Google Classroom.


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