Friday, February 26, 2010

Treasure Island Essay Comment Instructions

I would like your Treasure Island essay comments to answer the following four questions. Write three to four sentences for each question.

I - What is this essay's thesis or main idea? Restate it in your own words, then think about it. Is it clear and concise? Is it focused? Does it engage you? Why or why not?

II - Of all the examples and quotations contained in this essay, which one seems to best support the essay's thesis? Why? What made it stand out above the others?

III - What is one thing this essay does well? It could be its organization, word choice, writing style, choice of quotations, introduction, conclusion, etc. In addition to mentioning what the author does well, copy and paste an example of what you thought was particularly effective. Be sure to put the example in quotations.

IV - What is one piece of advice that the author might consider when making his/her final revisions? Your suggestion could be about integrating vocabulary, citing quotes, polishing the thesis and introduction, ending with a strong conclusion, etc.

Your comments should appear below the story you are responding to. When asked to choose an identity, use your Google/Blogger ID. Comments not posted according to these instructions should be deleted.

* You can either print your comments or consolidate them into a Microsoft Word document, which you may show me on screen in class on Monday, as I will check them then. Your classmates and I thank you for your valuable feedback.

Two comments = a "check"
Three comments = a "check plus"


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Mrs. Reed said...

Your blogging ideas and assignments will be very useful for all Language Arts teachers looking to incorporate technology into their classroom. Thanks!