Goals: 1. To review the concept of theme, and connect it to a piece of literature
Opener: Take an “Expository Paragraph Outline” and SKIM it. For your opener, imagine something you might argue for to a parent or guardian (giving you a ride, giving you money, letting you out of babysitting duties, etc.). Try to persuasively write a paragraph making your argument, using at least three examples or details to support your point. If you can, end it with a concluding sentence that explains why the action you wish them to take matters in the long run.
Handouts in Class: Expository Paragraph Outline (handout); Syllabus
Terms and Vocabulary: thesis, evidence
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We reviewed my requirements for SSR reading
2. We went over how to use the outline
3. We looked at the syllabus together -- I will take questions on it later, after you have read it at home.