Class Agenda #7 – Context and Anecdote-What’s an Anecdote?

Circle Around The Room- Say 1 word that could describe your weekend?

Take Seats- Same Groups – Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9

(Copy) Date: 9/19/16

(COPY)- Opening Prompt- Write a 3-5 sentence anecdote (short story) about your weekend.

DO THIS- 

Timer- “Easy Like Sunday Morning” – The Commodores (1977, 4:13)

SLT- I can identify context and anecdote in a This I Believe Essay, and other personal essays.

Notes-

  • Anecdote-
    noun
  • a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
    “told anecdotes about his weekend”
    synonyms: story, tale, narrative, incident;
  • Context 
  • noun
    1. the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.
      “the decision was taken within the context of planned cuts in spending”
      synonyms: circumstances, conditions, factors, state of affairs, situation, background, scene, setting
  • Mini- Lesson

    SLT- I can identify context and anecdote in a This I Believe Essay, and other personal essays.

    Step 1- What are the verbs and nouns in our SLT?

    Step 2- What do those Verbs and Nouns tell us?

    So this is what context and anecdote are, and we are trying to identify them in a This I Believe Essay.

But what is a “This I Believe Essay?” – We’ll learn more about them tomorrow, but basically they look like this…

And, this…

Model – identifying context and anecdote in a This I Believe Essay

Class Work-

  • Finish Identifying Context and Anecdote.
  • Underline Context
  • Put *’s next to Anecdotes

 

  • HW Reminder– 
  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 
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