“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun”

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					“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She
Carries a Gun”
   Read the article by Linda M. Hasselstrom.
   As you read circle key words/terms and
    underline the author’s claims.
   An author’s claims are the positions/opinion
    statements he or she supports with facts and
    evidence throughout the writing.
“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She
Carries a Gun”
   Re-read the article.
   Chunk the text.
   Then, chart the text.
   Remember, when you chart the text, you
    write a short summary sentence of what the
    author is saying in the left margin (or on a
    sticky note) and a verb describing what the
    author is doing in the right margin (or on a
    sticky note).
“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She
Carries a Gun”
   Grammar Visit with Text
   Go back to the text and highlight four examples of each the
    following comma rules:
     Introductory elements

           Introductory words
           Introductory prepositional phrases
           Introductory participial phrases
           Introductory adverb clauses
       Interrupters
           Nonessential phrase/clause
           Appositive or appositive phrase
           Direct address
           Parenthetical expression
   Label the type of introductory element or interrupter.
“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She
Carries a Gun”
   Summarize the text using one of the following strategies.
     Significant Seven—choose the seven MOST IIMPORTANT
       words from the text. Use those words to create a short summary
       of your reading.
     OR

     Summary Template

    ____________________, in _______________________________,
    (author’s name: first and last) (Title of article)
    ___________ that _______________________________________
    (Verb: present tense)
    _____________________________________________________
    __________________________. It is important to
    consider_______________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________.
“A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She
Carries a Gun”
   Homework:
   On Edmodo, respond to at least five of the
    questions for Thursday’s Socratic Seminar.

				
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