Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Response to Literature: Drafting

IWBAT draft my four-paragraph expository response to literature that describes how Eliezer Wiesel is a dynamic character in Night.


1. Once you have organized ideas for all four paragraphs of your essay, you will draft your essay on Google docs:
  • Open Google Drive.
  • Click the red Create button in the upper left corner of the page. Then, click Document.
  • Title your document "Eliezer Wiesel: A Dynamic Character". (Click Untitled Document and then type in this title, or copy and paste it, into the dialogue box. Then, click OK.)
  • Set your font to Calibri and the font size to 14.
  • Type your four paragraphs (you can just copy the sentences from your graphic organizers). Be sure to put the paragraphs in order: 1) introduction, 2) body #1, 3) body #2, and 4) conclusion.
  • If you are stuck when drafting: you can read an exemplar here and use it as a guide for your own essay. (Note, Mr. T's exemplary essay focuses on Vladek Spiegelman from Maus, rather than Elie Wiesel from Night.

2. Submit your essay to Mr. T so that he can comment on it:
  • While in your Google document, click Share in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • In the dialogue box, click Change under Who Has Access.
  • Then, click Anyone with a link.
  • Next to Access: Anyone (no sign-in required), select Can comment from the drop-down list.
  • Click Save.
  • The web address for your essay should already be highlighted (under Link to share). Press CTRL + C to copy the web address.
  • Click Done.
  • Open this Google form.
  • Type in your first and last name and select your homeroom.
  • Then, paste your the web address to your essay by pressing CTRL + V.

 3. If you finish early, you can complete these activities:
  • Read about Elie Wiesel and his foundation on their website.
  • Read Elie Wiesel's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech here.
  • Watch these videos:
    • Elie Wiesel with President Obama, outside Buchenwald: click here
    • Elie Wiesel discussing his view on forgiveness: click here
    • Oprah's interview with Elie Wiesel at Auschwitz: click here

1. Finish your rough draft.
2. Responding to Night


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