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Unit 2 Lesson 16

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erika steinger

on 16 October 2014

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Transcript of Unit 2 Lesson 16

Unit 2 Lesson 16
1. Identify the subject of your paper
Cultural differences in Amy Tan's "Two Kinds"

2. Turn your subject into a guiding question
What is the theme of Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and how does she convey her message?

3. Answer your guiding question
In "Two Kinds," Amy Tan conveys her message that cultural differences can affect your relationship with your parents through the use of symbolism and conflict

4. Put it all together!
In "Two Kinds," a story about cultural differences, author Amy Tan uses symbolism and conflict to convey her message that culture can have a negative effect on a parent-child relationship.

Your Turn!
1. Identify the subject of your paper
(your thematic idea/topic)

2. Turn your subject into a guiding question
(consider your topic and the writing prompt)

How does Amy Tan develop theme in her story "Two Kinds"?

3. Answer your guiding question
(remember your assertion + symbolism and conflict)

4. Put it all together!
(don't forget the author and the title of the story)
Body Paragraph Structure
Do Now
Thursday, October 16th
Since this is a literary analysis on the excerpt "Two Kinds," your evidence must be from the story

Should be a quotation
On page 20, Tan says...

Evidence must directly prove your thesis
Examples of conflict and symbolism must serve the purpose of proving your thesis
Do not just give any random example of symbolism or conflict from the story
Your explanation and analysis will make the connection between your evidence and your thesis
Literary Thesis Statement
Body Paragraph Structure
Get your Springboard book, then copy down the EQ and word of the day

Take out your thematic analysis packet

The focus of your essay
What are you trying to tell your reader?
How are you going to prove it?
Must remember the author and the title

Sentence 1: Claim/Introducing evidence

Tan uses in order to portray her message that ...

Sentence 2: Evidence (it says)

Use a quotation to support your thesis.
Sentence 3: Explanation (I say)

What is the quotation saying?

Sentence 4: Analysis (so what)

What implications does this evidence have? What is its purpose?

Sentence 5: Concluding statement
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