2012 WEEK 8 WRITING INFORMATIONAL PRODUCT TO CREATE by n3NYd0M

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									WRITING WEEK 8
CLASSWORK ASSIGNMENT
Due October 5, 2012
ELACC5W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and
organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
ELACC5W5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and
strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for
conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1-3 up to and
including grade 5.)




          WRITING PROMPT: Writing Prompt: You have been
          chosen by a company to make a new product. Your
          product could be a food, a toy, a game, or any other item
          you want. Write a 5 paragraph essay for the company that
          describes your idea for a new product and explains how it
          can be used.
Prewriting means coming up with an idea!
• Ideas and Inspiration
• Ideas are all around you. If you want to write but you
  don’t have any ideas, try:
• Using a writing prompt to get you started.
• Writing about incidents from your daily life, or
  childhood.
• Keeping a notebook of ideas – jotting down those
  thoughts that occur throughout the day.
• Creating a vivid character, and then writing about
  him/her




PRE-WRITING
                                                               1st Paragraph
                                                          3 words about your hook




                                                           3 words about essential
                                                                background

    Conclusion Paragraph                                                                                                 2nd Paragraph
3 words about Topic Sentence:                                                                                    3 words about Topic Sentence:


                                                          3 words about your thesis

3 words about summary for 1st                                                                                          3 words about Fact:
          paragraph



                                                                                                                    3 words about Example:
3 words about summary for   2nd
          paragraph
                                                            TITLE OF
                                                                                                                    3 words about conclusion:
                                                             ESSAY
  3 words about conclusion:


                                 4th Paragraph                                                3rd Paragraph
                         3 words about Topic Sentence:                                3 words about Topic Sentence:




                                  3 words about Fact:                                      3 words about Fact:




                              3 words about Example:                                     3 words about Example:




                              3 words about conclusion:                                 3 words about conclusion:
DRAFTING
ELA5W2 The student demonstrates competence in a variety
of genres.
     1st paragraph
INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH: the first paragraph in your essay.
It begins creatively in order to catch your reader’s interest (HOOK),
provides essential background about the literary work, and prepares the reader for your major thesis. The
introduction must include as an explanation of the theme to be discussed. The major thesis goes in this
paragraph, usually at the end.
2nd paragraph
             Each paragraph in the body includes (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2) integrated
     concrete details/examples, (3) commentary/explanation for details/examples, and (4) a concluding
     sentence.
3rd paragraph
             Each paragraph in the body includes (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2) integrated
     concrete details/examples, (3) commentary/explanation for details/examples, and (4) a concluding
     sentence.
4 th paragraph

              Each paragraph in the body includes (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2) integrated
     concrete details/examples, (3) commentary/explanation for details/examples, and (4) a concluding
     sentence.
5 th paragraph

             Reflect on how your topic relates to the figures as a whole, give your opinion of the novel’s
     significance, or connect back to your creative opening.
                                                         DRAFTING OUTLINE
1st   PARAGRAPH

HOOK:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ESSENTIAL
BACKGROUND: ______________________________________________________________________________________________
THESIS: --------------_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2nd PARAGRAPH
TOPIC SENTENCE:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCRETE DETAIL (FACT): __________________________________________________________________________________________
COMMENTARY (OPINION/EXAMPLE): -------------__________________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION SENTENCE: _________________________________________________________________________________________

3rd PARAGRAPH
TOPIC SENTENCE:_________________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCRETE DETAIL (FACT): ______________________________________________________________________________________
COMMENTARY (OPINION/EXAMPLE): -------------_______________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION SENTENCE: _______________________________________________________________________________________

4th PARAGRAPH
TOPIC SENTENCE:______________________________________________________________________________________________
CONCRETE DETAIL (FACT): ______________________________________________________________________________________
COMMENTARY (OPINION/EXAMPLE): -------------____________________________________________________________________________
CONCLUSION SENTENCE: _______________________________________________________________________________________

5th PARAGRAPH Conclusion
CONCLUSION SENTENCE:__________________________________________________________________________________________
SUMMARY OF 2nd PARAGRAPH:___________________________________________________________________________________
SUMMARY OF 3rd PARAGRAPH:_______________________________________________________________________________________
SUMMARY OF 4th PARAGRAPH:_______________________________________________________________________________________
CLOSING SENTENCE: ---------------___________________________________________________________________________________________
    WHAT IS A THESIS
     STATEMENT?
THESIS STATEMENT: a statement
that provides the subject and overall
opinion of your essay. Many thesis
statements explicitly outline the major
points of the body paragraphs.
REVISING
The revision stage is sometimes summed up with the A.R.R.R. (Adding, Rearranging,
  Removing, Replacing) approach:
Adding
• What else does the reader need to know? If you haven’t met the required word-count,
  what areas could you expand on? This is a good point to go back to your prewriting
  notes – look for ideas which you didn’t use.
Rearranging
• Even when you’ve planned your piece, sections may need rearranging. Perhaps as
  you wrote your essay, you found that the argument would flow better if you
  reordered your paragraphs. Maybe you’ve written a short story that drags in the
  middle but packs in too much at the end.
Removing
• Sometimes, one of your ideas doesn’t work out. Perhaps you’ve gone over the word
  count, and you need to take out a few paragraphs. Maybe that funny story doesn’t
  really fit with the rest of your article.
Replacing
• Would more vivid details help bring your piece to life? Do you need to look for
  stronger examples and quotations to support your argument? If a particular paragraph
  isn’t working, try rewriting it.
Editing
When editing, go through your piece line by line, and make sure that each sentence, phrase and
  word is as strong as possible. Some things to check for are:
• Have you used the same word too many times in one sentence or paragraph? Use a
  thesaurus to find alternatives.
• Are any of your sentences hard to understand? Rewrite them to make your thoughts clear.
• Which words could you cut to make a sentence stronger? Words like “just” “quite”,
  “very”, “really” and “generally” can often be removed.
• Are your sentences grammatically correct? Keep a careful look out for problems like
  subject-verb agreement and staying consistent in your use of the past, present or future tense.
• Is everything spelt correctly? Don’t trust your spell-checker – it won’t pick up every
  mistake. Proofread as many times as necessary.
• Have you used punctuation marks correctly? Commas often cause difficulties. You might
  want to check out the Daily Writing Tips articles on punctuation.
PEER REVIEW CHECKLIST
 On a separate sheet of paper answer the following questions for a classmate’s writing. Write complete
sentences addressing each question! DO
1. How does the writer engage you by establishing a context (what is there hook?)?
 2. What is the plot, point of view, setting, and conflict, and/or the significance of events (are the 5w’s
addressed in the introduction?)?
 3. How does their writing create an organized structure appropriate to the rubric (are there 5 indented
paragraphs? Is there a beginning, middle, and end to the story?)?
 4. What are some of the sensory details and concrete language to develop plot and character (does the write
mention specific names and characters instead of “it”, “they” or “he/she”)?
 5. How does the writer use a range of appropriate narrative strategies such as flashback, foreshadowing,
dialogue, tension, or suspense (does the writer use past tense verbs)?
 6. How does the writer develop complex characters through actions describing the motivation of characters
and character conversation (does the writer have quotation marks of something said during their
story?)?
 7. What extraneous detail and inappropriate information can the writer delete?
 8. How does the writer provides a sense of closure to the writing (does the write have a conclusion
statement?)?
 9. Where does the writer raises the level of language using appropriate strategies? (word choice).
 10. Does the writer have the following: Hook? Essential background (what the story is about in the
introduction)? Topic sentence/support essential background? Integrated concrete details/examples?
Commentary /explanation for details/examples? A concluding sentence and conclusion paragraph that
supports the overall thesis? 5 paragraphs? A titled? Indent each paragraph?
Publishing

•Be sure that your publishing is
 written neatly in cursive or
 your bets handwriting. Your
 publishing may be typed.
PRODUCT
Writing Rubric WEEK 8 INFORMATIONAL PROMPT: Writing Prompt: You have been chosen by a company to make a new product. Your product
could be a food, a toy, a game, or any other item you want. Write a 5 paragraph essay for the company that describes your idea for a new product and explains
how it can be used.
ELACC5W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
ELACC5W5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing
for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5.)
*Turned in on time
                                                                   /50
*Contains all 5 stages completed
                                                                   /15
*Publishing contains Introduction Paragraph with thesis statement *It begins creatively in order to catch your reader’s interest (HOOK), provides
essential background about the literary work, and prepares the reader for your major thesis. The introduction must include the title as well as an
explanation of the theme to be discussed. The major thesis goes in this paragraph at the end.                                      /45
1 st paragraph-Introduction (Hook, Essential Background, and thesis)

2nd paragraph-Identify 1 reason why school uniforms should or why school uniforms should not should include : (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2)
integrated concrete details/examples,(3) commentary explanation for details/examples, (4) a concluding sentence and conclusion paragraph that
supports the overall thesis!
3rd paragraph Identify 1 reason why school uniforms should or why school uniforms should include: (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2) integrated
concrete details/examples,(3) commentary explanation for details/examples, (4) a concluding sentence and conclusion paragraph that supports the
overall thesis!
4th paragraph-Identify Identify 1 reason why school uniforms should or why school uniforms should Include: includes (1) a topic sentence/support thesis, (2)
integrated concrete details/examples,(3) commentary explanation for details/examples, (4) a concluding sentence and conclusion paragraph that
supports the overall thesis!
5th paragraph-Restated the thesis. Summarized the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th paragraph, contained a concluding sentence.                                    /80
*Publishing contains complete sentences contains minimal spelling errors
                                  /10
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS
                                                  /200
COMMENTS

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