A loose-leaf piece of lined paper
Your notebook open to page 13 where your theme thesis statement is
- Write your theme thesis statement starting on the first line of your loose-leaf paper
- Write your group number in the upper right-hand corner (NO NAMES)
- Send up a group representative to staple your group’s thesis statements together
- Give the packet to Ms. Navarro
What the heck are we doing?
- I will give you another group’s papers. Do not concern yourself with whose they are. I mean, who really cares anyway?
- You will use your sentence frames, examples, and editing statements from the other day to edit the statements in your group
- Edit ONE statement AT A TIME. That means your group should be working on the same theme thesis statement TOGETHER to write down an improved version of that thesis statement below the original statement.
- I will give you five minutes to try to edit one, and when the timer goes off, you must turn the page to the next statement and begin editing this one.
Theme sentence frame:
Adapt your theme using this sentence frame (write down the sentence frame first so I can scroll down to the examples):
In TITLE, AUTHOR ______(what the writing/book/novel is about)_______ to reveal the theme that_____(my theme)___.
In “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury presents a young boy struggling with feelings of jealousy to establish the theme that the behavior of hurting others through cruelty eventually hurts the cruel person as well.
In “Born Worker,” Gary Soto contrasts the lives of two cousins to reveal the theme that a life of hard work is better than a life of lies.
In Morely Callaghan’s “Luke Baldwin’s Vow,” the main character faces the difficult choice to follow the advice of his exceedingly practical uncle or to follow his own emotions to suggest the theme that the value of something is not always the same as its monetary worth.
Put your theme thesis statement on the Padlet.
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