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Esperanza Rising: Lesson 17
Transcript of Esperanza Rising: Lesson 17
Complete Draft of Paragraph 1
You have 7 minutes to finish your paragraph.
On your marks, get set, GO!
For homework you started to think about the content for body paragraph 2 - how Esperanza responds to Mama getting sick.
Now you will start to draft that paragraph.
1. Take out homework.
2. Copy tonight's homework
3. Re-read Chapter 10 in
or begin a list of what you think a good compare/contrast essay should include
- I can compare and contrast literary elements using details from the text. (RL.5.3)
- I can write an informative/explanatory text. (W.5.2)
- I can use the writing process to produce clear and coherent writing (with support). (W.5.5)
1. You already "ink"-ed
2. Now you will have 4 minutes to "pair" and "share".
Each partner gets 2 minutes to read their writing to their partner. Then the partner shares what they liked about the paragraph and what the writer can change to make his or her writing better. I will let you know when it is time to switch.
You are going to be asked to write a five paragraph essay with:
1. An introduction paragraph
2. Body paragraph 1 - How Esperanza responds to a challenge in the beginning of the book
3. Body Paragraph 2 - How Esperanza responds to a challenge towards the end of the book
4. Body Paragraph 3 - Mystery
5. Concluding paragraph
Essay Criteria for Success
* Citing evidence
* Making inferences
* Key events from the beginning and end of the novel
* Paragraphs have topic sentence
* Paragraphs have supporting details
* Paragraphs have concluding sentence
How Esperanza Changes Over Time:
The Phoenix Metaphor
Turn to page 249, fifth paragraph, where it says: “As the sun rose, Esperanza began to feel as if she rose with it.”
“What is a phoenix?”
- A phoenix is a mythological bird resembling an eagle that lived for a long time, then would burn itself out and be reborn from the ashes.
- A phoenix commonly appears in literature as a symbol of the end of one life and the beginning of a new life.
Think - Pair - Share
* “In what ways does Esperanza change as a person throughout the novel?”
* “Why do you think the author chose to compare Esperanza to a phoenix in these last pages of the book?”
“Would you have wanted to be Esperanza’s friend at the beginning of the novel? Would you want to be her friend at the end of the novel? Why or why not?”
- start gathering your thoughts for the final body paragraph: G.O. due Friday
- Finish body paragraph 1
- End of unit assessment Friday
1. finish body paragraph 2
2. go over body paragraph 2 with your partner
3. start planning body paragraph 3