12th IB English Style Oral-commentary notes (SON) Reading requirement: Running in the family up to page 101 Assignment description Please read up to page 101 of Running in the Family. In addition to your own notes, you’re required to analyze a mentor text, answering specific questions, and ultimately write THREE awesome style commentaries on pre-chosen extracts. Directions First, analyze and annotate our mentor text ANSWERING THE BELOW QUESTIONS ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER. PLEASE spend a significant amount of time thoughtfully noticing the thinking (reading work) and style/craft moves in the mentor text. This is your greatest resource this unit.
Is it right to assign dollar values to a person’s life? Do suffering and illness impact how we should value life? Assume that the audience for your piece consists of intelligent citizens interested in this issue—the same types of people, for instance, who would read Time magazine. As you write your essay, think about the different ways the authors we have read make their points about valuing life. Depending on the points you are trying to make, you might want to use some metaphors for life, as Hamlet does, or share observations and anecdotes the way Chris Jones does.
The best Socratic Seminars will have essential questions, core questions, and stem questions that are created by the facilitator or leader of the Seminar and supplemented by all participants of the Seminar. However, below are several essential and core questions that may be useful in preparing for Socratic Seminars on the novels of Silas House. Possible Topics for A Parchment of Leaves Essential Question: This is a book about tolerance and bridging the differences between cultures and people who are different. Aside from moving along the narrative, how and why do you think House links war to this story? Core Questions: How does war connect to a major theme of the novel?
The one thing is you have to make sure that you use quotation marks after each spoken word and make sure that you use the correct punctuation within the quotation marks. Dialogue in a story can engage the reader to almost make themselves part of the story, or at least that’s who it makes me feel when I read stories with dialogue in it. Explain what strategies you will use to select a topic for an essay (see page 40 in your textbook) and then refine that topic. You should write one to two paragraphs for this part. I would use the strategies of doing something that I have not done for many years and call or write someone from my past.
In this essay, I would like to compare and contrast gender roles/marriage and primarily show through two literary works found in my textbook the differences and likenesses of each story, as they are being told to the audience. The short stories that I have chosen to discuss for this essay are “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, by James Thurber. I will try to compare and contrast both stories and give the audience a brief summary, explaining the likenesses and differences and engaging the reader, while doing so. In the short summary of the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". This short-story tells the tale of Walter Mitty while on a trip into town with his wife, the bossy and serious Mrs. Mitty.
In Cochlear Implants the author used topic. • Why do you think each author chose that type of organization for his or her essay? In what ways does this organizational choice make the essay effective? What effect could the author have achieved with another type of organization or another type of expository essay? I think for Table Setting the author chose this type of essay because there are many different steps to follow and they have to be done in order.
The author has described it in a narrative but realistic manner rather than presenting his personal point of view. Both in language and culture, the fundamental moral message that literature hopes to disclose is that through reading and learning from life and our surroundings, we can all magnify our moral attitudes and practices. Regarding this point, the main intention here is to be aware of this rich legacy that writers like David Mitchell have accomplished, in order to ignite a moral spark, and a new way of thinking upon new generations like mine. Looking at different perspectives, this whole essay demonstrates that morality is treated in a conceivable way; the limits of our own imagination are forsaken to create unique artistic pieces, transmitting an overall
Second… Pick a side!The writer must clearly state his/her position and stay with that position. Pick a side! Generally, you state your position on the topic in the opening paragraph or introduction. Three: Do Your Research… In order to convince the reader you need more than just an opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research!
The key objective for your students is to make connections among the various texts, notice the rhetorical conventions used by specific genres to explore similar questions, and then use similar rhetorical devices while writing an essay about their own perceptions of how life should be valued. During this sequence your students will read each of the following texts: • William Shakespeare, “Hamlet’s Soliloquy” from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark • Lance Armstrong, excerpt from Chapter One of It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life • Amanda Ripley, “What Is a Life Worth?” from Time magazine • “The Human Life Value Calculator,” an online resource from the Life Institute (http://www.life-line.org) Note: The activities for students provided in the Student Version for this module are copied here in the Teacher Version for your convenience. The shaded areas
Literary Analysis: Using Elements of Literature Students are asked to write literary analysis essays because this type of assignment encourages you to think about how and why a poem, short story, novel, or play was written. To successfully analyze literature, you’ll need to remember that authors make specific choices for particular reasons. Your essay should point out the author’s choices and attempt to explain their significance. Another way to look at a literary analysis is to consider a piece of literature from your own perspective. Rather than thinking about the author’s intentions, you can develop an argument based on any single term (or combination of terms) listed below.