Class Agenda #8 – Finding Main Idea in a This I Believe Essay

Circle Around The Room- what’s one thing that’s important to you? A personal belief.

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

(Copy) Date: 9/20/16

(COPY)-DO THIS-  Prompt- create a list of things that are important to you.

 

Timer- “Lost” – Frank Ocean (2012, 4:00)

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

Yesterday

  • 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
  • Main Idea- A main idea is important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text.

Mini- Lesson

  • SLT- I can identify the main idea, 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 changed since yesterday?
  • Step 3- 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?” – Rereading yesterday’s This I Believe

  • What is the Main Idea of this essay?
  • How does the author support his main idea?

Second This I Believe

  • What is the Main Idea of this essay?
  • How does the author support this main idea?

Class Work-

  • Highlight the Main Idea of each This I Believe Essay.
  • Practice 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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