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  1. Let’s Celebrate!

  2. Carnaval

  3. Day of the Dead

  4. Happy Diwali

  5. Happy Boxing Day ?????

  6. Holiday Essay • You will be writing an essay based on your favorite holiday or type of celebration. • This essay will be either persuasive or expository based on the prompt directions you receive. Regardless of the genre, all essays should meet the following guidelines: - Follow an appropriate organizational pattern - Be sure to include PLENTY of examples and supporting details - Be descriptive, using charged words, vivid verbs, and concrete nouns - Engage the reader through speaker’s voice creating mental images - Use a variety of sentence types - Avoid fragments and run-ons • All essays will require a pre-write, a rough draft, and a final draft with revisions identified. • Assignment can only be worked on in class and is due on Friday, December 11, 2009.

  7. Compare & Contrast Persuasive Essay Expository Essay • Organization Organization • Engaging Lead Engaging Lead • Persuasive Appeals Descriptive Writing • Examples & Details Examples & Details • Call to Action Summary • Voice/Word Choice Voice/Word Choice • Sentence Fluency Sentence Fluency

  8. Holidays Throughout the Year • Winter: • Spring: • Summer • Fall:

  9. Pre-writing Strategy