11 Minute Essay Expository

Presentation on theme: "11 minute essay Writing practice used to better improve thought process in writing."— Presentation transcript:

1 11 minute essay Writing practice used to better improve thought process in writing.

2 11 minute essay format In your journal… 1. Draw 5 boxes* *They can be any shape, not just squares 2. In each shape, write in the text from below.

3 11-Minute Essay 1. Look at the artwork. 2. Think about this sentence underneath as I read it to you. Do you think it’s true? Copy the sentence, the truism, onto your paper.

4 11-Minute Essay For the next minute, explain the statement. What does it mean? What is your interpretation of it?

5 11-Minute Essay Take a breath and indent. Think about all of the stories you’ve read, all the books. Look at the first sentence you wrote. Now think about the stories you’ve read until you think of one that shows you how true this sentence (your first sentence) is. Indent, and tell what story you thought of, and how it shows that this sentence is true.

6 11-Minute Essay Take a breath and indent. Think about all of the movies you’ve ever seen. Look at the first sentence you wrote. Now think about the movies you’ve seen until you think of one that shows you how true this sentence (your first sentence) is. Indent, and tell what movie you thought of, and how it shows that this sentence is true.

7 11-Minute Essay Take a breath and indent. Think about all of the history you’ve ever learned. You’ve learned history of the world, of our country, of recent times, of ancient times. Look at the first sentence you wrote. Now think about moments in history until you think of one that shows you how true this sentence (your first sentence) is. Indent, and tell what moment in history you thought of, and how it shows that this sentence is true.

8 11-Minute Essay Take a breath and indent one more time. In the next minute, finish with something your discussion leaves you wondering about the statement. Re-read what you’ve written, and begin your last paragraph with the words “All this makes me wonder…” or “I wonder…”

9 11-Minute Essay Your Turn! Many parents give children a weekly or monthly allowance regardless of their behavior because they believe an allowance teaches children to be financially responsible. Other parents only give children an allowance as a reward for completing chores or when they have behaved properly. Explain what you think parents should do and why.

Presentation on theme: "The 11-Minute Essay."— Presentation transcript:

1 The 11-Minute Essay

2 You will be writing on the following prompt: Discuss a time when you felt pressure from others to participate in an activity that you didn’t want to do.STEP 1

3 STEP 2 Brainstorm and write for ONE minute to answer the question:
What does it mean?STEP 2

4 STEP 3 Take a breath and start a new paragraph.
Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes answering the question: How do you know that’s true?STEP 3

5 STEP 4 Take a breath and start a new paragraph.
Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes about a movie that also proves the idea. Use the name of the movie as you write about it.STEP 4

6 STEP 5 Take a breath and start a new paragraph.
Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes about how the idea has been proven true in your life experiences.STEP 5

7 STEP 6 Take a breath and start a new paragraph.
Brainstorm and write for ONE minute about one question that remains after all that you’ve written. Start with “I think” or “I wonder” or “Maybe, though.STEP 6

8 Re-read your essay  If there is a paragraph that is weak, cross it out It will only make your essay stronger.STEP 7


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