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  1. Competitive Essay • DESCRIBE A CHARACTER YOU CONSIDER TO BE IMPORTANT TO THE TEXT. • EXPLAIN WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT. 1. PLAN.

  2. Write. • Introduction • What is your text title and author? What is your topic? How are you going to answer it? • Use key words from question. Below is a basic outline. • Rocco by Sherryl Jordan is a book about….. One of the most important characters is ……He/She is important because ….

  3. Body. • 1. Describe • 2. Explain • 3. Explain • (4) Explain

  4. Describe Paragraphs • What do you know about the character? • What do they look like, their personal circumstances, their relationships, what they are like generally. • DO NOT WRITE TOO MUCH AND START ANSWERING THE ‘EXPLAIN’ PART OF THE QUESTION!

  5. Explain paragraphs need to be SEXY! • Statement( about importance usually – your topic sentence) • Example from the text that supports your S (preferably a quote) • eXplanation of the example and how it supports Statement. • whY it is important. To the text, to you, to society, WHY????? • Link the paragraphs together. See help sheet

  6. Conclusion • Sum up your ‘Explain’ ideas. • Put in your personal opinion about the text you have read, the character or what you have learned from the text.

  7. Check it! • Capital letters & full stops • Spelling- e.g.] Title of text, author, • Frabjous language – carefully chosen and formal. • SEXY Explain paragraphs • Evidence in every paragraph. • That it makes sense • Paragraphs are linked • That it answers question – you have addressed both parts.

  8. Wednesday • 1. Finish write up of essay. Proof read carefully. • 2.Put question at the top and your names at the bottom • 3. Static image write up. Complete the questions if you have not done so. • 4. Grammar to Go Page 51 – will help as an introduction to creative writing. • 5. Read. If you need to go to the library see me. • 6. Homework. Read.