“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.