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4-6-15 Learning Target:

I can demonstrate my test-taking-strategy-savvy on a bell-ringer.

I can evaluate short and extended responses to revise my own writing.
Homework: Read for 15 minutes / Pink Bookmark due Friday.

Revised Essays/ Short Response due Wednesday


Opening Activity: Book Talk (Dimatos) / Butterfly letters??
Word of the Day: point of view

Context: The story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and the article “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” are written from different points of view. How do the different points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party? Use details from both passages to support your response.”
Today:

  1. Bellringer (together as a class).




  1. Evaluate sample essays:

  • I read, then you decide on a score.

  • Finally, meet with partner to see if you both gave the same scores.


Closing Activity: Read and revise your essays, based on the

sample essays we did in class.


Analyzing Writing Name _______________________


Score each of the following short responses 1 point or 2 points according to the rubric.
Why does the author of “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” develop parts of the story around meals? Use two details from the story to support your response.


  1. The author of “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” develops part of the story around meals. The author does this to show how busy it was. The author is saying that men didn’t even have time to finish their meals during this time and when duty calls they must answer. In the story it says “Before he was half through his clam chowder there was a knock at the door and again Sam Adams entered.” It goes on to say “with another slight groan Mr. Revere rose stiffly from his half-finished meal and donned his greatcoat; the two set off for Griffin’s Wharf.” The author develops part of the story around meals to show the urgency of getting called.




  1. The author does this around meals because it shows how he is always interrupted. An example was when he was about to eat breakfast and Sam Adams said that the British were going to attack. This shows how much commotion was going on, that he didn’t even get to sit down and have a decent meal.



  1. The author of “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” based parts of the story around meals to show that they were always going to have to warn other people about the British coming with tea even if they were busy eating. We see this when Mr. Revere is eating breakfast but is called to warn the people in Marblehead and Salem about the British coming with their tea. We see this again when Mr. Revere is eating supper and Sam Adams tells him to come and warn more people.

Score each of the following short responses 1 point or 2 points according to the rubric.


How do lines 34 through 39 of “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” relate to the rest of the article? Use two details from the article to support your response.



  1. The poem written through lines 34 and 39 relates to the rest of the article because it helps readers believe that Paul was present with the Sons of Liberty as they carried out their rebellion. Since the rest of the article explained the actions of the Sons, emphasizing Paul’s presence with the poem removed some skepticism of his presence that was expressed earlier in the article. In addition, the author also claimed that Paul was one of the riders carrying the Sons’ urgent message to nearby seaports, thus also adding to Revere’s importance mentioned in the poem.



  1. Lines 34 through 39 of “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” relate to the rest of the article because it was a song written immediately after the patriots dumped all of the tea from the ships. The poet describes the reason for the Boston Tea Party by saying that they won’t pay their taxes.



  1. Lines 34 through 39 of “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” relate to the rest of the article. The lines show a song that was written shortly after the Boston Tea Party, which is the main topic of this excerpt. The song also mentions Paul Revere, which is the main character in this excerpt. It gives hinting evidence that Revere was one of the men who dressed up as Native Americans and went to drop the tea. It also shows that Paul Revere was a true patriot, considering he was included in a very patriotic song as a “good” guy.

Score each of the following extended responses 1, 2, 3 or 4 points according to the rubric.


The story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” are written from different points of view. How do the different points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party? Use details from both passages to support your response.
G.

Both story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and article “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” are written from different points of view. These points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party.

Both article and story have different points of view. First, in the story the point of view is told by Paul Revere’s horse. The narrator talks more about Mr. Revere’s actions in the Boston Tea Party than the actions taken during the Boston Tea Party. Second, in the article the point of view is told by an outside narrator that did not live during the time period. In the article, the narrator speaks more of the Boston Tea Party than just talking about one person. This author listed facts and important events in the Boston Tea Party. In conclusion, both the story and the article have different points of view.

The different points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party. First, in the story the surround events of the Boston Tea Party sounded serene. It didn’t sound violent or disturbing. This is because the story was told by a fictional character. Second, in the article the surrounding events of the Boston Tea Party sounded violent and dangerous. This is because the author talked more about the event and it was told by using sources and real facts. In conclusion, the different points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party.

As a result, both story and article had different points of view. That influenced the reader’s understanding of the event, the Boston Tea Party. The story was serene and calm. On the other hand, the article was more violent and dangerous.

H.

The different points of view in the stories “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” affect the understanding of the Boston Tea Party. In the first story, it’s told in the first person, so the person was actually involved in the Boston Tea Party. The second story was told in the third person, so the author is pretty-much telling the story. In one story, you got to see what one person went through and everything that happened as if it was just-happening, but in the other story, all you heard was the facts and everything that people already knew: the common knowledge. Also, personally, I feel the story is more interesting when the story is told in the third person instead of first person.


I.

In the story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and article “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” they both talk about the topic of the Boston Tea Party but in different points of view.



In the story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” it is told in first person point of view, which means that the narrator is also a character. This point of view is different because this person is not only telling the story, but was part of the excitement and also a character. It states, ‘It was late one evening when we got back to Boston…”

In the article “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” it was told in the third person point of view, which means that the person is the narrator, but not a character also. It states, “Ships filled with cargoes of tea were already sailing toward American ports.”

Having different points of view means that you are seeing two different sides of the story, someone might know more, and someone might know less.

As you can see, having different points of view can be a good and different thing.

ELA 7 Homework due 4-8-15 Name _________________________________


  1. Why does the author of “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” develop parts of the story around meals? Use two details from the story to support your response.

Your score = _____ / 2

*If you did not earn 2 points, REWRITE the essay on lined paper and staple it to this page.




  1. How do lines 34 through 39 of “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” relate to the rest of the article? Use two details from the article to support your response.

Your score = _____ / 2

*If you did not earn 2 points, REWRITE the essay on lined paper and staple it to this page.





  1. The story “Excerpt from Mr. Revere and I” and “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party” are written from different points of view. How do the different points of view affect the understanding of the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party? Use details from both passages to support your response.

Your score = _____ / 4

*If you did not earn 4 points, REWRITE the essay on lined paper and staple it to this page.





  1. What is a central idea in “Excerpt from The Many Rides of Paul Revere: The Boston Tea Party”? Use two details from the article to support your response.


Before you write your response, think:

Is this a short response or an extended response? ______ How do you know?__________________________

How many texts will you refer to? ______ How many details must you have? ______
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PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR WRITING EXAM IS STAPLED TO THIS PAPER!!


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