Purpose:The writer of analysis paragraph(s) uses evidence to examine a point and/or topic to the reader. For this regular writing activity you will write analytical paragraph(s) that will effectively recap the major points of a text (i.e., a movie, novel, etc.)
Format:Your paragraphs must contain a topic sentence, clear evidence from the reading, and coherent sentences that answer the who, what, where, how, and why of the reading’s topic.
- Draft two paragraphs on the reading “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri”.
- Work with a peer to develop your writing. Using the peer review sheets provided, please work over your writing and help others develop theirs’
- Edit your texts based on the peer review feedback.
Include the peer review sheet you filled out for another as a part of your Writing Assignment.
Prompt question: Write two paragraphs focusing either on the major theme of the film or a compelling character that drives the storyline.The topic sentence of your first paragraph, whether you’re writing about the theme or a character, should focus on something specific (if you’re writing about the theme) or a specific reason why that character is compelling. Your second paragraph should focus on a second reason that character is compelling or a second reason why that theme is important to the film. Use specific scenes from the film to support your topic sentences of each paragraph. As always, this assignment is typed and double-spaced (12-point font-Times Roman).
Due Dates:Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2018—Rough Draft Review (Download Peer Review Sheets for paragraph assignments.) It is also mandatory that you see me before turning in a Final Draft.
Final Draft: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2018.It is mandatory that you upload your Final Drafts via the Dropbox and you turn in a hard copy. Failure to do both will result in a deduction of 10 points off your final grade.
Content & evidence
These are excellent summary paragraphs. They answer all the questions (who, what, where, why, and how) using properly attributed evidence.
These are good summary paragraphs. They answer most of the important questions. It refers to the evidence.
This is an adequate summary. It answers some of the questions but can be done better. Evidence is not effectively used.
Does not fulfill the requirements of a summary paragraph.
Paragraphs are too poorly written to be useful.
Presents ideas in a logical and cohesive sequence. Uses the topic sentence well.
Presents ideas in a cohesive sequence, but topic sentence could be better.
Presents ideas in a sequence vaguely. Topic sentence missing.
Ideas are not presented in a sequence.
Does not present any of the required features of a summary paragraphs.
Mechanics & grammar
The paragraphs demonstrate mastery in grammar and mechanics of SAE conventions. Subject verb agreements are maintained.
The paragraphs demonstrate proficiency over grammar and mechanics of SAE conventions. Subject verb agreements are maintained.
The paragraphs demonstrate some competence over grammar and mechanics. Subject verb agreements are maintained.
The paragraphs display a lack of competence over grammar and mechanics of SAE conventions. Subject verb agreements are not maintained.
The paragraphs displays no competence over grammar and mechanics of SAE conventions. Subject verb agreements are not maintained.
Provides thoughtful and helpful feedback. Provides specific examples from the text.
Provides thoughtful and helpful feedback. Needs more specific examples.
Feedback was too cursory to be helpful. Either has one word answers to questions or does not answer the question.
Does not provide adequate feedback. One word feedback.