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The Structure of a basic essay

English 11: 2017/18 Course Expectations

How to Read Literature

English 11: Only Daughter

Please read this short story from Sandra Cisneros and prepare for discussion. Only Daughter

Outline format for Gender Inequity Essay

Gender Inequity Outline

Link to Text of “Only Daughter”

Only Daughter

Patrick Henry: Speech in the Virginia Convention

Some of the finer points of Persuasion in Henry’s speech: 1. He acknowledges and empathizes with his opposition in the opening paragraph. “…different men often see the same subject in different lights…” 2. Henry proposes a false alternative based on emotion or appeal to values. “…I consider it as nothing less than a question of […]


Description: explain the physical characteristics of a person, place, or thing Sensory Details: Utilize the five senses to engage your audience in the subject of description ex) “The nozzles were variously set but usually so there was a long sweet stream of spray, the nozzle wet in the hand, the water trickling the right forearm […]

English 11: Week in Review for September 8-11

Skills: Engaging the Audience This week we discussed the importance of engaging the audience in a subject before getting into the details. Next week, you will get a chance to practice those skills as you craft a rough draft for your personal narrative. Organization We also took a closer look at how writers organize and […]

Thomas Paine Review Questions

1. How does Paine engage the audience in the first paragraph? -The Summer Soldier and the Sunshine Patriot -The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph -What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly 2. Identify words with strong connotations in paragraph #1 3. Notice how Paine organizes his ideas with striking contrasts. […]