Last Friday, we tackled pre-writing strategies in class. That will happen again on Wednesday (1/23). One of the homework assignments was to complete a Three 4 Thinking form using the Slideshare posted below.
Here’s an example of the Three 4 Thinking we made in class on Friday.
The week of January 21st, we are diving headlong into the essay we put off as we put a wrap on the first project-based learning projects.
I think we saw all different ranges of success on those projects. We’ll be coming back to that style of learning before the year ends. I think it will be helpful for you to see how I design a project so you can best design your own.
For now, we are thinking about people of significance, an idea I got from Mr. Tierney. You will write your first five-paragraph essay about either a) a person who has influenced/impacted you in three important ways or b) three people who have each had an important influence/impact upon you.
The rubric will be shared in class. It can be found here.
Tuesday will be about pre-writing, introductions and thesis statements. Thursday will be all about making sure those intros and thesis statements are awesome. We’ll be turning in drafts by NEXT Friday, Feb 1st!
A great, if text heavy, collection of pre-writing strategies. I really like that it digs into some of the more complex AND way, way, way more interesting strategies like cubing and such.
My favorite video on YouTube regarding writing hooks for pieces of non-fiction i.e. essays. I don’t remember if it was Mr. Tierney or Mrs. Sheldon who brought it to my attention first — or someone else — but I dig it. Huge.