PowerPoint Presentations Designed to Simplify the Essay Writers Process (pdf format * A PowerPoint version has been added as well.)
But I love the way some of them help young authors become more confident writers.
The problem for me is that there are too many of them:
Story gloves for narratives.
RACE, RAP and OREO for reading responses.
The classic five-paragraph essay for opinion/argument writing.
All writing assignments – short or long – must be labeled with these three word sets:
If you still want to use a favorite formula, this system works with all of them. But if (like me) you are looking for a method that accommodates all writing exercises without a formulaic tool, then give this a try. The two Power Points included in this product include visually-rich instructions and examples that will serve as anchors for writing assignments throughout the year. (Check out the sample slides in the preview.)
The introductory PowerPoint showcases three easy-to-understand examples.
The Let’s Practice PowerPoint offers a fiction example (using a description of Hagrid from the Harry Potter series) as well as an article (about LeBron James) with a practice template designed to organize thoughts and ideas. Here’s how a response to literature might be teased out using Claim It – Prove It – Simplify It:
Do you think a character is selfish? Great. That’s your claim.
Can you find 3 pieces of evidence to back you up? Perfect. Your claim is solid. Did you or the character learn a lesson? Or is there one thing the author hopes readers will remember? Bingo. You have a satisfying ending.
Here’s how a response to an article might be outlined using Claim It – Prove It – Simplify It: Do you think the reporter has a bias? Okay. That’s your claim. Can you find 3 pieces of evidence to back you up? Perfect. Your claim is solid. Did the writer enlighten you? …anger you? Or is there one thing he or she hopes readers will remember? Bingo. You have a satisfying ending.