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Writing an opinion essay

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Transcript of Writing an opinion essay

Preparing
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Gathering Ideas
Video

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Essay:
What could someone say that agrees with the Hermanson's Guilty Verdict?
What could someone who disagrees say?
Tree mapping
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
Past Unreal Conditionals
What is the thesis statement in the introduction?
What can you say about the conclusion?
What do you think about Norman Cousin's laugh theraphy?
Do you think there is any truth to the idea of mind - body interaction?
Have you or someone you know had a medical experience where the mind was stronger than the body?
Writing an opinion essay
Brainstorming
What happened?
What happens to the comma when we put the result cause first?
What could have happened differently?
Create a dialog of two people arguing using past unreal conditional.
From the Power of Prayer....


What examples do you find in the body that are mentioned by the writer?
Analogies are like math equations.
Quick review:
ailments
treatments
ramifications
principles
conventional
deny
violate
debate
acknowledge
entitled
effective
Create sentences using the vocabulary terms.

Look at the context on pp.48-49 if you have difficulty understanding the meaning.
IF...
Think about differing opinions
Complete the tree map with your ideas and share them with a partner
Conditional clause
result clause.
If + subject + past perfect
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subject +
would (not) have
could (not) have
might (not) have
+ past participle
Result clause
conditional clause
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Title
Write you thesis statement (It states your opinion about the topic) near the end of the paragraph
Supports the thesis statement by giving examples, details, reasons, and facts.
Restates the Thesis Statement and includes the writer's final opinion about the topic
Get readers attention on the topic.
Warm up
What do you think of what Alfonso Ugarte did? Would you do something like that?
Vocabulary
They show relationships between words.
For example:
"Love is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get"
"Life is like an ocean; too deep to describe it, just live it."
If you hadn't gone through a red light, I couldn't have hit you!
If my brakes hadn't failed, I might have been able to avoid your car.
If you had had you're brakes checked more often, they might not have failed.
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