9th Grade English – A and C Block – March 26, 2013

In Class We Are:

-Going over our notes to see what will be on the quiz on our three different academic essays – the quiz will be on Monday, April 1st.

  • Compare and Contrast Essay
    • comparison – shows how two or more things are similar
    • contrast – shows how two or more things are different
    • analogy – explains one thing by comparing it to a second more familiar thing
    • basis for comparison –  two things have enough in common to justify a comparison
    • Structure of comparison and contrast essay
      • introduction – will tell what will compared and contrasted – and also illustrate the points you are going to make  – thesis
      • body paragraphs – subject by subject or point by point
      • conclusion – summation of your points
    • transition words
      • comparison: in comparison, like, in the same way, likewise, similarly, just as . . . so
      • contrast: although, nevertheless, but, nonetheless, on the contrary, on the other hand, still, unlike, whereas, yet, instead, in contrast, however, even though, despite, but, conversely
  • Process essay work time on multi-genre project
      • Process explanation
      • Set of Instructions
      • Introduction -overview of the topic, thesis
      • Body paragraphs – one paragraph for each stage or point of the process
      • Conclusion – very short, or not at all
        • Transition words – first, second, meanwhile, after this, next, then, at the same time, when you have finished, finally
    • Cause and Effect
    • Analyzes why something happens – links situations events together – with not just the how but the why.
    • Main cause – most important
    • Contributory – less important
    • immediate cause – closely precedes an effect
    • remote cause – involves something far away or the past
    • Structure of Essay
    • Introduction -> causes -> most important cause -> conclusion
    • Intro -> effects -> most important effect -> conclusion
  • infographic
  • working on notecards
  • gathering the rest of your sources
  • working on checklist 
  • checking in with Ms. B about progress
  • starting an outline of your Essay.

Coming Up Due Dates –

Thursday by the end of class — outline of essay due. – 15 points
Monday – 20 note cards due! 50 points.

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