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    Evidence Based Argument Checklist

     

    Build An Argument

     

    Generic Essay Checklist

     

     A B C +D of Writing - See Below

    ABC + D of Writing

    Attack the prompt

      • Mark through extraneous words.
      • Underline the question.
      • Circle any word that asks you to do something.
      • Draw an arrow from each circled (boxed) word to what it tells you to do.
      • Under the prompt, rewrite and number the circled (boxed) words. Next to each word, rewrite what the word asks you to do.
      • Finally, double-check to see how many parts/questions the prompt is asking you to write about.

    Brainstorm possible answers

    • Make a list, or
    • Write an outline, or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    • Draw a bubble map / concept web
    • Add supporting details

    Choose the order of your response

      • Number the list, outline, or map.
      • Number the parts of your brainstorming you’ll use first, second, etc.
      • Cross out any ideas you’ve decided not to use.

    Detect errors before turning the draft in

      • Draft your composition
      • Reread your paper
      • Find the errors (grammar, spelling and punctuation errors)
      • Fix the errors
      • Check to make sure that you’ve answered all parts of the prompt
      • Reread to make sure what you’ve written makes sense and is
      • complete.

     

    Independent Reading Questions/Prompts for 50 Min Intensive Reading Log

    The author's writing style is ...... and it's shown by the way he/she.......

    The main character wants (or is) .... and this makes the story more.......

    I predict that ......... because...........

    I found the following quote......... interesting because..........

    What emotions have your story made you feel so far?  What were they and why?

    The main character is moving to your town.  Will he or she fit in? Why or Why not?

    How are the main character's values and tastes different from or the same as those of yours?

    One theme that keeps coming up is .................

    The main conflict/issue/idea in this book is ........................

    When ............ this was important because..................................

    I have noticed that the author................................

    What surprised me most was.............

    If I could, I would ask the author/character........ I wonder why...............?

    A good example of ................... is.............................

    If I had to rewrite the ending of this story I would change..........................