“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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