Focus: Why does Eveline turn down Frank, and how can I write about that effectively?
1. Warming up with happy Monday thoughts
2. Exploring "Eveline" together:
a. If you were writing an essay about the setting in this story, which three lines/phrases would you focus on?
b. If you were writing an essay about symbolism in this story, which three lines/phrases would you focus on?
c. If you were writing an essay on imagery in this story, which three lines/phrases would you focus on?
d. If you were writing an essay on characterization in this story, which three lines/phrases would you focus on?
3. Having a look at the unofficial rubric and two sample essays from our own scholars
a. With your partner, you're going to focus on one particular aspect of one essay (Ms. Leclaire will let you know which ones). Discuss the essay and your assigned task together, and write down some of your ideas and questions.
b. You will have two minutes to teach your task to the rest of the class. Help us all leave class with a stronger understanding of this essay.
1. Organization (topics of paragraphs, order of paragraphs, focus within each paragraph, transitions)
2. Textual evidence (choice of quotations, number of quotations, and lead-ins)
3. Style (writer's diction and syntax)
4. Analysis of quotations (close readings of quotations and connections back to prompt)
5. Thesis and topic sentences (clarity, specificity, debatability, provability)
6. Use of literary elements (implicit or explicit discussion of symbol, setting, imagery, etc.)
4. Workshopping your essays
1. Poetry essays and projects are due tomorrow.
Essayists: You must have a HARD COPY of your essay ready to turn in at the beginning of class.
Project people: Be ready to present tomorrow. Finish filling out your rubric prior to class so you can hand it to me right before you present.
2. Juniors: Click HERE for a PARCC tutorial so that you understand both how to navigate the Language Arts test and what kinds of questions you can expect to see.
3. Assigned book club reading and syllabus for next Monday, March 16 (your next poetry response is also due this day).