Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NOTE

The MLA Works Cited link is on the right. If you scroll down it is on the right side and it is titled Works Cited MLA.

Love & Identity - Due Thursday 10/23


*****PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. THE ASSIGNMENT IS IN FOUR PARTS AND REQUIRES YOU TO RESPOND BOTH IN YOUR NOTEBOOK AND PUBLISH ON THE BLOG. 
PART I:   This is to be completed IN YOUR NOTEBOOK Construct a chart. Describe feelings that could best be associated with your definition of love. You can make this a T-chart, or a Venn Diagram. 
Do you remember the first time you fell in love (romantic love)? What was it like? Were you exhilarated? Frightened? Intrigued? Bewildered? 


PART II NOTEBOOK AGAIN: Are There different types of Love? 

 How can  love  as an overall concept contribute to who we are as individuals? Provide one concrete example to support your statement. 


PART III: Tonight : Read Young Love by Tiffany Sharples pg. 417 in the text.

Take NOTES WHILE YOU READ!!!!! Active REading -



PART IV: PUBLISH YOUR RESPONSE! please check for grammar and spelling before you post your response. I encourage you to type your response in WORD before you publish it. 

Identify the thesis. What is the essay essentially about?
  What is the author's purpose for writing this essay?  What ideas does Sharples wish to convey (communicate to her audience)?

Select a quote that you feel is signficant. Why do you believe this quote is so important?

 Sharples argues that "along with language, romance may be one of the hardest skills we'll ever be called on to acquire."

What do you think she means by that? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Due on 10/16


What to Expect in Class on Thursday! 
  • The last group will present tasks! 
  • Where are you with your paper? I will ask the class to tell me which topic they choose and their next steps.
  • I will hand out an Expository Essay Rubric
  • Sample Essays :We will go over Thesis and Topic Sentences
  • I will hand out a transitional phrase worksheet
  • "Unforgettable Miss Bessie" &" I Just Want to Be Average"

Friday, October 10, 2014

I will hand out sample papers on Tuesday to go over THESIS again

AS FAR AS THE EXPOSITORY ESSAY IS CONCERNED, YOUR THESIS can be formed by RE-WORDING THE QUESTION. FOR EXAMPLE:

LET'S SAY YOU CHOOSE NUMBER 2

Self -Transformation is the ability to transform, evolve, grow and develop within a particular realm that most often relates to identity. Unequivocally, self -discovery derives from self -transformation and the process by which a new self is born. Discuss self- transformation or reformulation as it is exemplified in Bharati Mukherjee’s Two Ways to Belong in America. Discuss assimilation, acceptance, culture and community and the ways in which all of the above contribute to Bharati’s understanding of the self? How are Mira and Bharati similar? What makes them different.

HERE IS A SAMPLE BACKGROUND WITH A THESIS STATEMENT. THIS IS YOUR INTRODUCTION. 


     Self Transformation is the ability to transform and grow. Individuals who develop and grow within a particular culture whether it be their own or an adopted culture, begin to identify and gain a new understanding of themselves. Self discovery and transformation is clearly evident in "Two Ways to Belong in America" by Mukerjee. In this written piece two sisters are forced to evolve and grow and either accept or reject a culture that is new to them. Bharati and Mira have very different views . One sister transforms and assimilates into the American culture and way of life while Mira although she acknowledges this new culture, refuses to assimilate. These  two sisters are both similar and different in the way they transform, discover themselves and seek a new cultural identity.



The THESIS IS IN ITALICS. KEEP IN MIND THAT YOUR BACKGROUND LEADS UP TO YOUR THESIS. YOUR THESIS IS A CLEAR STATEMENT OF WHAT YOUR ESSAY WILL BE ABOUT. 

IN THIS CASE IT IS EASY. I GAVE YOU THE TOPIC. YOUR ESSAY IS ABOUT ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS I GAVE YOU. SO RE-WORD THE QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE THE BACKGROUND AND THESIS.


THE MORE TIME GOES ON AND WE PRACTICE THE EASIER THIS WILL BECOME. KEEP IN MIND. THESIS IS NOT EASY FOR ANYONE. IT TAKES TIME AND EFFORT. IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PRESENTATIONS ON TUESDAY. 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!