Day 21; Essay/Slavery/Production/PSA

ENGLISH 20: Please continue to work on your Explanatory Essay.
1) Read; “Green Grass, Running Water” by Thomas King.
“Green Grass, Running Water”
2) Review all related documents; assignment description and rubric
Essay of Explanation
Five Paragraph Essay Outline
3) Your assignment will be to choose a process or idea and explain what it is and how it works in a formal explanation essay. Be sure to relate it to “Green Grass, Running Water“.

Possible topics could include:
-Finding inner peace
-Deciding what to study after high school

-How to get into better shape
-Deciding which political candidate to vote for
-The healing power of comfort food
-Convincing parents to let you do something
4) Check your Google Doc; write your essay there.
(See below for more support.)

How to Write an Essay of Explanation
Explanation essays are descriptive essays that examine a process or idea and explain how it works or what it is. To write a good explanation essay, the writer must have a clear sense of whom the reader is and maintain an awareness of what that reader will need in order to understand the topic.

  1. Brainstorm your topic from the point of view of someone who knows little about it, if anything, making notes as you think of points that you want to discuss.
  2. Introduce the topic in the opening paragraph. Include some background or basic facts to orient the reader and a statement of purpose, rather than a thesis, which is not necessary for an explanation essay. A statement of purpose tells the reader what you will be discussing.
  3. This is not your opinion! So DO NOT  use first person
  4. Should have 5 paragraphs: Intro, 3 supporting (what you do at the beginning, middle and end), Conclusion

Social Studies 20: We will continue on with slavery and the related targets.
But first; This day in history…

Media Studies/Photography 20:
Time Magazine Headline: Can Google Solve Death? Review article together.
Screen Shot 2013-09-30 at 4.26.51 PM
Public Service Announcement and Work Period.
Commercial Contest LADS
(See yesterday; Day 20 for more information and student exemplars.)

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