Fictional Texts
Informational Texts
Which type of writing?
Argumentative Writing
Informational Writing

100

What is a theme?

The author's message or moral

100

What does 'central/main idea of a text' mean?

The point of the article, what the author was writing about

100

Argumentative or Informative?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hires you as a consultant to determine how best to use $20 billion to save the world. What’s your plan and why is it the best?

Argumentative

100

What does R stand for in CROP?

What type of paragraph(s) is R?

What goes in an R paragraph?

Reasons

Body

Topic sentence, own words, quote, explain quote, and conclusion sentence.

100

Name the three types of paragraphs that are in an informative essay?

Intro

Body

Conclusion

200

Explain what tone is. Give an example.

The author's attitude or feelings towards the subject he/she writes about. 


Ex: Snarky, sarcastic, hopeful

200

What does author's point of view mean in an informational text?

The author's opinion of a text

200

Argumentative or Informative?

Read "Heeding the Call." Then, write an essay explaining how Martin Luther King, Jr.'s experiences as a young person shaped his beliefs and actions as an adult. Be sure to include specific information from the article to support your explanation. D

Informative

200

What do the C stand for in CROP?

What type of paragraph is C?

What goes in the C paragraph?

Claim (thesis)

Intro

Hook, background, thesis

200

Is this a thesis?


Students are young people.

No

300

What is mood? Give an example.

The atmosphere or setting of a story.

Ex: Spooky, suspenseful, cheery, lighthearted

300

How would this graph help an article about healthy cafeteria lunches?


It would help the reader have a visual of the article. 

300

Argumentative or Informative?


Your principal has asked students to suggest a school rule that should be changed. Think of one rule that you would like to have changed. Write a letter convincing your principal that this rule should be changed. Be sure to support your opinion with convincing reasons and evidence.

Argumentative

300

What does O stand for in CROP?

What type of paragraph is O?

What goes in an O paragraph?

Opposite side

Body

Explain the other side and prove them wrong

300

What are two ways to introduce a quote?

According to the text...

In the text....

The text states...

400

Define the word 'obliterated' using context clues:

Brown earth was being flung in monstrous handfuls. And there was a massacre of the young blades of grass. They were being torn, burned, obliterated. Some curious fortune of the battle had made this gentle little meadow the object of the red hate of the shells and each one as it exploded...

destroy, wipe out

400

Define the word 'incurred' using context clues.


SNA’s 2018 School Nutrition Operations Report revealed 75% of districts had unpaid meal debt. Recognizing this is a national problem, USDA mandated that by 2017 all school districts implement unpaid meal policies and work with families to collect debt incurred from unpaid meals.

A result of an action or behavior

400

Argumentative or Informative?

By age 18, the average American has seen 200,000 acts of violence on TV, including 40,000 murders. Does watching violent television lead to violence in real life?

Argumentative

400

What does P stand for in CROP?

What type of paragraph is P?

What goes in a P paragraph?

Persuade again

Conclusion

Thesis, wrap up, future

400

Is it possible to end a paragraph with textual evidence?

No

500

What are the steps to help define a theme if you are stuck?


1. List topics

2. Write "The author thinks that____"

3. Put a topic in the blank

4. Cross out the author thinks that

500

Name the five types of text structures. 

Cause and effect

Problem and Solution

Chronological (sequence)

Description

Compare and Contrast

500

Informative or Argumentative?

Charles Dickens, the famous English author from the 1800s, started one of his books with “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Think about what he meant by that. How could the best of times be the worst of times? Using textual evidence, explain what Mr. Dickens meant by his quote.

Informative

500

How many paragraphs should an argumentative essay be?

How many sentences per paragraph?

What HAS to be included in an argumentative essay for it to be argumentative?

5

5-7

Your opinion

500

List transition words that can be used between paragraphs.

Next

Another reason

Finally

Also