1. Students had their thesis statements approved. Then they wrote their statements on a blue notecard to keep with them to focus their writing.
2. Outline. Students outlined their essays in groups using this guide: W17 Basic Essay Outline.
3. Topic sentences. All students chose one step of the essay to write; in other words, each student is responsible for one topic sentence.
4. Finding evidence. Students used this sheet to find evidence: Finding Evidence for a Body Paragraph. In 2nd period we used notecards instead, but if you prefer to use this sheet, you may.
HW: Come in tomorrow with three points to support your individual topic sentence along with three quotes that support those three points.