Thesaurus, dictionary, transition words Learning objectives Students will be able to draft a literary argument essay using their prewriting. Use a standard version, not one with a fun twist. Explain that a literary argument is a piece of writing that makes a claim about the characters, events, or theme of a piece of literature short story, novel, or poem and supports that claim.
Thesaurus, dictionary, transition words Learning objectives Students will be able to draft a literary argument essay using their prewriting.
Use a standard version, not one with a fun twist. Explain that a literary argument is a piece of writing that makes a claim about the characters, events, or theme of a piece of literature short story, novel, or poem and supports that claim.
It allows you and your reader to consider the literature in a new, deeper way. Tell them that today they will be using the prewriting that they have prepared to write the first draft of their literary argument essay. Advise students that a great strategy to writing a quality piece of writing is to use a mentor text.
You can analyze it and borrow the skills, words, strategies, and structure the author used. You many want to clarify that you are using the mentor text to borrow strategies, not ideas -- that would be plagiarism. Ask students to note their observations about the essay and share them after.
This could include word choice, ideas, organization, etc. There are no wrong answers. Note that the essay included a hook, story background, and the claim, or thesis statement. Have them highlight the hook in yellow or underline.
Have students highlight in green or circle the sentences that give background about the story. Have students highlight in blue or put a box around the claim, or thesis statement. Ask students to examine the body paragraphs. Ask them to highlight or circle the reason that supports the claim in each paragraph.
Ask students to highlight or underline at least one piece of evidence from the story in each paragraph that supports the reason. Now, have students identify the transition words used in this essay.
What words, phrases, or strategies did the author use to tie the ideas together and help the writing flow?
Record these on the board, brainstorm more to add to the list if you have time. Lastly, have them draw an arrow from the evidence to the reason, and then arrows from the reasons to the claim so they can see how the argument is supported.
Independent working time 45 minutes Now, ensure that students have their completed prewriting -- a completed template with their thesis about the literature, two reasons that support the thesis, and two pieces of evidence from the text that support each reason.
This could be the "Literary Argument Writing: Supporting My Claim" worksheet. You may also want to provide a list of transition words that they can have handy while writing. Encourage students to use the mentor text and transition word bank to reference when they get stuck or need inspiration.
Instruct students to begin their first draft of their literary argument essay. Differentiation Lead a writing circle at a separate table to work more closely with struggling students.
Enrichment Provide a more challenging mentor text for students to analyze. Technology integration Have students use computers to draft their writing. Assessment 10 minutes After students have finished their essay, have them share their drafts with a small group. Circulate the room or have them turn the drafts in to you to evaluate who needs additional support before moving on to the editing and revision process.Essays & Correspondence A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, Argument Paperback – I've found myself pulling "A Little Literature" back out, making copies from my students from it and consulting it for what literary choices it used to teach particular concepts.
So, it was an excellent textbook and has since been a useful /5(8). Reading Literature and Writing Argument takes the approach that writing is valued when it makes readers think. It offers multi-genre reading experiences that immerse students in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, Argument at iridis-photo-restoration.com Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. A Little Literature is a great book for a college students Composition class. Short and easy stories and poems to read.
It also has its own little dictionary for many literary iridis-photo-restoration.coms: 8. A Short Guide to Close Reading for Literary Analysis.
A little background research on form and what different forms can mean makes it easier to figure out why and how the author's choices are important.
If you really want to master the practice of reading and writing about literature. Adapt the outline and try writing a seven-sentence summary of your literature review argument.
Argument in the body of the literature review Like any argument, that of a literature review is built up through claims supported by evidence - in this case, evidence from the literature.