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Durfee Freedom Writers
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-Sir Francis Bacon
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Welcome to Mrs. Dunn's page! For 2011-2012, I am teaching English II, Pre-AP English and Freedom Writers I, as well as being the faculty advisor for the Durfee Freedom Writers Club. If you have any questions, please stop by Room 490 or email me at email@example.com.
English II - Of Mice and Men and MCAS Strategies
Pre-AP - 1984 and The Merchant of Venice
LONG COMPOSITION STRATEGY:
Introduction, talk about the prompt
Talk about the story, summarize
Answer the question
Conclusion, make a connection: Text to text, text to self, text to world
Open Response Strategy:
The sophomore team elected to use the following acronym to teach the open response:
Read the question first so you know what you are looking for as you begin to read. Also make sure to read the Italicized Section before the passage as it sometimes gives clues or even parts of the answer that you will need.
Using your highlighter, highlight any information within the reading passage that will help you build your answer to the question. REMEMBER: Only highlight the reading passages, not your answer book!
Restate the question and then using the highlighted information, build your answer. Some ideas on how to put in your highlighted sentences:
The passage states, "quote".
In addition, the author writes, "quote".
For example, "quote".
After each quote or paraphrased sentence from the passage, you need to explain how it answers the question. Some ideas how to do this:
This clearly shows… (relate quote to claim)….because….
Here the author illustrates… (relate quote to claim)...because…
Here, we see… (relate quote to claim)…because…
Remember, a smart answer sums everything up at the end
"This is how the author shows..."