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Emmett Till From Persuasive Essay to Research Paper

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From Persuasive Essay to Research Paper
Integrating Quotes
From Persuasive Essay to Research Paper
In the words of...
As MLK has noted…
As Malcolm X points out…
MLK claims…
Author + Verb + Quote
Verb Bank: comments, describes, explains, illustrates, notes, observes, thinks, writes, asks, predicts, proposes, shows, speculates, suggests, complains, condemns, admits…
Not Longer
1. Rancorous
2. Contemporary
3. Social Justice
4. Inextricably
5. Reconciliation
6. Engulf
7. Retaliation
8. Vivid
In MLA style, referring to the works of others in your text is done by using what is known as parenthetical citation. This method involves placing relevant source information in parentheses after a quote or a paraphrase.
Pop artist Andy Warhol once said that in the future, every person will experience fifteen minutes of fame in his or her lifetime. The advent of reality TV, among other phenomena, has certainly made many average people briefly famous. What do you think would make you famous for fifteen minutes? Consider your own skills, ambition, and geographic location.
List, Sort, Label
Parenthetical Citation
The author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
The Jim Crow Laws of Mississippi publicized by American RadioWorks state, "The marriage of a white person and a negro...shall be void" (2).
Emmett Till is described as stocky and muscular (Huie 2).
In the computer lab, integrate at least three sources into your persuasive essay.
Include at least one quote, one paraphrased passage, and one summarized source.
Turn and Talk
Explain the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting to your partner.
Describe a perfect day – not the one you’d have if you were rich and famous, but the one you could have this Saturday or Tuesday. What day of the week would your perfect day fall on? What would you do, see, eat, read, and watch?
1. Journal
2. Parenthetical Citation
3. Integrating Quotes
4. Computer Lab
“An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life.”
React to this quote by reflecting on how it applies to you and your future. Do you feel your education has taught you how to “make a life”?
An introduction should capture the reader's attention and state a thesis.
Start with a quote, a startling fact, or a challenging question.
"The Unfinished Dialogue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X"
By Clayborne Carson
Choose which "attention getter" Carson begins with: a quote, a startling fact, or a challenging question.
Identify Carson's thesis.
For many people, the passage of time reduces history to a series of oversimplified images and ideas. We associate the 1960s with social rebellion and the 1980s with prosperity. How do you think history will reduce the events of your generation? What will people associate with your generation in the future?
Agenda 2/9/12
1. Journal
2. Conclusion Equation
3. "The Unfinished Dialogue"
4. Debate Conclusions
5. Conclusion Revisions
The Conclusion Equation
Vivid Image + Call to Action + Thesis = CONCLUSION
"The Unfinished Dialogue of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X"
By Clayborne Carson
With a processing partner, identify each part of the "conclusion equation" in Carson's final paragraph.
Vivid Image + Call to Action + Thesis = CONCLUSION
During the debate, you presented extremely persuasive conclusions of your own.
During the video, take note of persuasive techniques utilized by your classmates during their closing arguments.
Walk and talk on your way to the computer lab:
Defend which persuasive argument proved most effective during the debate.
Describe persuasive techniques utilized by your peers.
Free Write Friday
1. Journal
2. "Busing Brewster"
3. Vocabulary Quiz
4. Read Aloud Dress Rehearsal
5. Vocabulary Hunt
Task Definition
Information Seeking Strategies
Location and Access
Use of Information

African Americans had been lynched before without causing a national outcry; why did the murder of Emmett Till have such a significant impact on many Americans?

Historical Fiction
Newspaper Articles
Scholarly Articles
Novel (Honors)
In class t-charts
Persuasive Essay
Integrating sources from research notes
Composing compelling introductions and conclusions
Peer editing with assignment rubric
Teacher Assessment with rubric
Differentiate between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing:
Huie explains, “He showed the boys a picture of a white girl in his wallet” (1).
The year after Till’s murder, an interview with the killers cost reporter William Bradford Huie $4,000 (Background 18).
According to the University of Missouri, although lynching had been wildly popular in the late 1800’s, it had declined considerably by the year of Emmett Till’s murder (1-3).
Works Cited

Huie, William B. "The Shocking Story of Approved
----Killing in Mississippi." American Experience. PBS, 24
----Jan. 1956. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. Path: http://www.

"Jim Crow Laws." Remembering Jim Crow. American ----Radio Works, 2015. Web. 3 Feb.

"Lynchings: By Year and Race." Shipp Trial. Tuskegee ----Institute, n.d. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.
---Path: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/
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