Thursday, February 20, 2014


List of conjunctive adverbs to help you craft your claim statements
PowerPoint on crafting claim statements

Today: work on finishing character chart with illustrations and quotations of significant scenes. Here's a picture of my sample character chart with quotations and illustrations for Nigel

Draft introduction paragraph: combine yesterday's claim statement with a hook
Hook options: famous quotation, relevant statistic, creative story/poem, personal anecdote

HW: Finish character chart--four quotations and illustrations to accompany. Four quotations should demonstrate important moments for your chosen character--can include the character's own dialogue, or what other characters say or reveal about your character. Illustrations may be literal or symbolic, and should be neat, detailed, and use color purposefully.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Continue prewriting for character essay: choose scenes and make illustrations (steps 2-4)
Begin step 6 by writing a claim statement for your essay using this powerpoint to help you

HW: Read to page 212 for tomorrow. Continue to draft claim statement if I gave you suggestions for revision in class.