Due: NAVY Thursday, April 20
CARDINAL Wednesday, April 19
1. Read and annotate to comprehend the essay.
2. Re-read the essay, and complete the following tasks to enrich your annotations and push the depth of your thinking:
· Highlight the essay’s “belief statement(s)” and rewrite it in your own words.
· Find and label the essay’s introduction, body, and conclusion
· Make a note for each section—intro, body, conclusion—that tells what the writer is trying to do (purpose/goal of that section)
· Find and highlight the anecdote(s) (evidence/support).
· Is the anecdote written like a story? Place a ∆ wherever the story shifts in time. (If it is not written like a story, explain in your own words how the author is using anecdote.)
· Circle 5-10 words and phrases that create emotion in the reader; label the emotions.
3. Analyze author’s craft and style:
· Where does the writer intentionally break rules of punctuation and grammar?
· Identify words or phrases that help the author create “voice.” What is the tone of the essay?
· What does this essay do well that you could emulate in your own writing?
4. Analyze author’s purpose:
· Revisit the introduction, body, and conclusion and make note of the purpose of each section. Does the author effectively achieve that purpose?
· Overall, why is the author writing this piece? Does the writing achieve that purpose?