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Writing FSA prompt practice

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Erin Randazzo

on 29 March 2018

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Transcript of Writing FSA prompt practice

2 types of prompts
*Argument- clues- ("choose a side", "argue", "whether or not")

*Expository/Informative- clues- ("explain", "inform")
Argument t-chart
Informative/Expository T-chart
one column for each piece of text
Claim/Thesis
This is what your essay will be about. You need to state it in your introduction. Steal it from the prompt.

Example:

Write an informative essay that explains the effects of an earthquake. Include specific details from the sources you read. Be sure to include information from multiple texts.
Your turn
On your white board, write a claim/thesis statement from the prompt.
Let's try again
Write an essay in which you take a position on whether or not students should be required to stay in school until they are 18. Use the information presented in the passages to support your argument. Make sure to include information from all the passages in your essay.
And again...
Write an essay in which you explain why companies target young people in their advertising and marketing. Use the information presented in several texts (including the video) to support your points.
One more...
Write an essay in which you take a position on whether or not naps are generally good for people. Use the information presented in the passages to support your argument. Make sure to include information from all the passages in your essay.
GOAL!
Writing FSA prompt practice
You can do it!
Claim of side 1
Claim of side 2
Example:
Kristen Stanberry
Science Daily
Pro and Con Arguments
Write an essay in which you explain how the presence of Burmese pythons is changing the Everglades. Use the information presented in several texts to support your points.
Okay, now let's practice t-charts. We need to identify if the prompt is argument or expository, then draw a t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.

1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.

1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
1. What type of prompt is this?
Argument? Informative/Expository?

2. Draw and label your t-chart.
Let's look at some transitions to use in our writing.
Remember, you have 2 hours.

The first hour:
Break down the prompt and set up your t-chart.
Read and mark the text.
Fill out your t-chart. Find your commonalities.
Make your outline.

The second hour:
Finish anything from above.
Write your essay- MAKE SURE TO SEPARATE YOUR PARAGRAPHS!
If there's time, add in transitions and great vocabulary! Also, go back and revise and edit your essay. You can add and make changes!

Any questions?
Be confident!! Don't get overwhelmed. Break the process down step by step. You know how to do this. Good luck! You're going to do great!!!
Class data:

#1 #2 #3

1- 4.5/10 1- 5.3/10 1- 9.1/10
2- 4.5/10 2- 5.3/10 2- 8.4/10
3- 1.9/10 3- 3.1/10 3- 7.5/10
4- 4.7/10 4- 5.1/10 4- 9.4/10
5- 3.7/10 5- 4.8/10 5- 9.5/10
7- 3.8/10 7- 5.4/10 7- 9.6/10
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