Essays

Essays

$270 for 9 weeks

Teacher

Marlene Liotta

Subjects

Writing

Ages

14 - 18 years old

SESSIONS

 

   Session 1: 6 Traits of Writing

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will find and understand the six traits of writing which are: idea development, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions.

Students will discuss the traits to retain understanding.

HOMEWORK:

Complete the exercises placed in your Basecamp folders and save your work.

 

   Session 2: Analytical Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the analytical essay.

Students will define and examine a thesis statement, gerunds, infinitives, and participles.

Students will discuss all the items to ensure understanding.

Students will have a say in choosing their topics.

HOMEWORK:

Compose an analytical essay that includes a thesis statement with supporting facts while focusing on purpose and structure.

Session 3: Reflective Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the reflective essay

Students will review subject-verb agreement.

Students will discuss definitions and examples, and choose a topic.

HOMEWORK:

Compose a reflective essay that contains a thesis statement, and places an emphasis on purpose and structure.

Session 4: Descriptive Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the descriptive essay.

Students will review and discuss comparative and superlative adjectives ad adverbs.

HOMEWORK:

Compose a descriptive essay using the following prompt: Think of a favorite object that you own. In a descriptive essay, use sensory details (words that tell how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, and sounds) to clearly describe this favorite object so that a classmate could picture it.

Session 5: Compare and Contrast

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will analyze the components in a compare and contrast essay.

Students will learn to think about how topics can be similar or contrasting.

Students will put this information to work by drafting a thesis statement, composing pertinent material, using transitions throughout, and finishing up the conclusion.

Students will discuss topic choices to choose their own.

HOMEWORK:

Compose a compare and contrast essay using the topic discussed and chosen. 

Session 6: Narrative Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the narrative essay.

Students will analyze and discuss examples.

HOMEWORK:

Compose a narrative essay using the following prompt: You have made a very important discovery – one that will make you famous throughout the world. Write a story in which you tell about your discovery and how you made it. Be sure to include the details about the setting and any characters in the story, and be sure that your story has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Session 7: Personal Investigation

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the personal investigation essay.

Students will think of an experience they’ve had that taught them an important lesson

Using the “Five W’s and an H” of journalism, students will analyze their topic by considering who was involved, what the events were, where and when it took place, and how and why it was significant.

HOMEWORK:

Answer the “5 W’s and an H” questions as notes to look back over.

Compose your personal investigation essay.

Session 8: The Informative Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the informative essay.

Students will discuss and analyze examples.

HOMEWORK:

Compose an informative essay explaining why someone you care about is so important to you.

Session 9: Persuasive Essay

LESSON OBJECTIVES:

Students will define and examine the persuasive essay.

Students will discuss and analyze examples.

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