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  1. “I’m Not Mad Anymore” and “A Bad Road for Cats” Response to Literature essay on recurring theme

  2. Table Of Contents

  3. Table Of Contents

  4. Essay The Essay has 3 major components 1.Introduction 2. Body Paragraphs 3. Conclusion In your essay, theintroductionis the very first paragraph in your essay. It tells your reader what you will be covering in your essay.

  5. the Introduction In a Recurring Theme Essay, the Introduction does 4 things • It uses an General Statement (Attention Getter) • It leads into the two stories being compared by giving your reader the Title(s),a brief description the main characters, and a brief summary of the plot . • It tells what the main characters learn. • thesis statement that includes the TAG + theme statement

  6. Thesis Statement What a topic sentence does for a paragraph a thesis statement does for a an essay. A Thesis Statement is your GPS. It will guide your essay/ ideas. • A thesis statement is that sentence or two in your introduction that contains the focus of your essay and tells your reader what the essay is going to be about.It usually comes at the endof your introduction.

  7. Thesis statement Formula • TAG + Theme statement= Recurring Theme Essay Thesis statement • Make a point. • Don’t mention characters. • Don’t mention specific details from the story in your thesis statement.

  8. Introduction Triangle General Statement/ Attention Getter (Discuss what you know about the major topic; Relate it to the common human experience) Lead in (connects the general statement to the stories being analyzed Summarize: Briefly describe the main character and plot of each story. Lesson Learned: Tell what both main characters learn. Thesis Statement

  9. THE BODY • The bodyof an essay is the center of the essay. It is divided into paragraphs and these paragraphs provide explanations and examples to help bring the point (thesis statement) across to the reader.

  10. The Body • The format for a body paragraph in a recurring theme essay • Topic Sentence • Lead In • Evidence • Explanation • Connection/Conclusion

  11. R___: Body Paragraph Organizer

  12. L:_____ The Conclusion • The last paragraph, also know as the conclusion, should make your essay sound finished. • The concluding paragraph typically has three parts: • summary statement-restate the thesis statement in a fresh way • Main points- briefly and creatively restate the main points of each body paragraph in 2-3 sentences • clincher-a final thought to wow! the reader.

  13. R____: Conclusion Organizer

  14. Reading of Stories • Build Background / Access Prior knowledge • Quick write: • Why do you think people say “time heals all wounds” or what do you think “time heals all wounds” means? Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? • Vocab Development Content/Academic • Content – Handout • Academic- Theme/ Recurring Theme – handout

  15. Reading • First Read- • Second Read • Reading Comprehension Questions - handout • Double-Bubble Map- handout • Third Read • Short Constructed Response Graphic Organizer • Build Introduction • Build Body- Model using sample • Students Plan 2 Body Paragraphs and conclusion using graphic organizers • Students piece together 1st draft

  16. Double – Bubble MaP Louie has been gone for nearly two weeks. Both Magda and Shirl.. “I’m Not Mad Anymore” “A Bad Road For Cats”

  17. Double – Bubble MaP Shirl has been gone for almost a year.. Louie has been gone for nearly two weeks. Both Shirl and Magda have been separated from someone or something they love. “I’m Not Mad Anymore” “A Bad Road For Cats” Both Shirl and Magda experience rage because someone hurts them. After some time, both Magda and Shirl get over their rage. Magda forgives because time helps her to feel sympathy. Shirl forgives because she is lonely and misses her sister and her family

  18. Author(s) Genre Title Title Theme Statement

  19. Introduction TrianglePlan Your Introduction General Statement/Hook Lead in: Thesis statement:

  20. Introduction Triangle Attention Getter/ General Statement: Often when we are hurt by others we become full of rage. We hold on to that rage because we feel betrayed by the person who hurt us. It is also true that we are able to heal as time goes by. This same experience is present in two stories, “I’m Not Mad Anymore” and “A Bad Road for Cats.” Thesis statement: In the short stories, “I’m Not Mad Anymore” by Caroline B. Cooney and “A Bad Road For Cats” by Cynthia Rylant, the recurring theme is “Time heals all wounds.”

  21. Introduction Triangle PLAN YOUR INTRODUCTION Hook/ General Statement: Often when we are hurt by others we become full of rage. We hold on to that rage because we feel betrayed by the person who hurt us. It is also true that we are able to heal as time goes by. Lead in: This same experience is present in two stories, “I’m Not Mad Anymore” and “A Bad Road for Cats.” Briefly Summarize both stories: (Copy from Intro frame) Explain Lesson Learned: (copy from Intro frame) Thesis statement: In the short stories, “I’m Not Mad Anymore” by Caroline B. Cooney and “A Bad Road For Cats” by Cynthia Rylant, the recurring theme is “Time heals all wounds.”

  22. Graphic Organizer:Plan the Body Insert title of first work being discussed Restate the theme statement.

  23. Graphic Organizer:Plan the Body Insert title of second work being discussed Restate the theme statement.

  24. Conclusion Organizer