Goals: 1. To use an effective expository structure, as well as well-chosen evidence, to write a paragraph explaining the theme of a short story
Opener: Re-read your brainstorm from Monday, and look over your notes about theme from Tuesday. Write a second brainstorm in which you try to develop the theme you chose from the paper into a theme that is complex enough for a paragraph, and explain what kinds of messages “The Veldt” has about this idea.
Handouts in Class: none
Terms and Vocabulary: to develop (an idea)
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. We completed an opener (see above)
2. We watched a short video on how to embed quotes. It is on the front page of this website.
3. You began writing the drafts of your theme paragraphs for "The Veldt." They need to be in your notebooks that I will check, and need to be titled “The Veldt Theme Paragraph 8/22.”
Theme Paragraphs: How do I write my thesis?There are many ways to write a meaningful, elegant thesis. You may, but do not have to, use one of the sentence frames below. Remember that each blank should be a long phrase, not just a single word.