Embedded Assessment 1 Things Fall Apart- Compare/Contrast Essay

Day 18 English 10 Embedded Assessment 1 Things Fall Apart- Compare/Contrast Essay Assignment Assignment Requirements Prompt Options Checklist Go through Rubric

One handout in-class day & One lab day (next class) Due at the beginning of class on Day 19! (Periods 1 and 5= Wednesday, Period 4= Tuesday) 40 SUMMATIVE POINTS EA1 Compare/Contrast Assignment: Your assignment is to write a compare AND contrast essay over Part One of Things Fall Apart. You can choose from any of the prompt below. If you have an idea that is not on the list, you will need to have it approved. Requirements: MLA

Format (1 pages, 4-5 paragraphs, 12pt. font, Calibri/Times New Roman, double-spaced) Need at least two relevant quotations from Things Fall Apart. Remember: quotations are ANY line from the novel that supports your claim. It does not have to be dialogue. Prompt Options Compare AND contrast two characters from Things Fall Apart. Okonkwo/his father (Unoka) Okonkwo/Obierika Okonkwo/Ikemefuna Nwoye/Ezinma Two how

of the wives (Nwoyes mother, Ekwefi, Ojiugo) Okonkwo treats his children vs. his wives OR how he treats his sons vs. his daughters. Lets look at the rubric! You CANNOT use elementary ideas such as Unoka is tall and Okonkwo is tall. BORING! Checklist: Introduction

Includes title of book and authors name Gives necessary background information about the novel and your topic Has a clear thesis statement that helps the reader understand focus of essay 2-3 body paragraphs Need to compare AND contrast Have clear topic sentences Smooth transitions between ideas Conclusion (own paragraph)

Re-covers main points in essay Restates thesis statement using different words Brings closure to essay At least two quotations from Things Fall Apart (are they correctly cited and punctuated). MLA format 1 pages, 12pt. font, Calibri or Times New Roman, double-spaced How to correctly incorporate an intext citation

Ekwefi said, I am following Chielo (Achebe 103). Notice the comma after said. In parenthesis, include the authors last name and the page number. Punctuation goes after the parenthesis. The canon shattered the silence (Achebe 119). Notice this is not dialogue. That is okay! What if you dont want to use the entire quote? Ezinma had not been ill since (Achebe 87).

Use an ellipsis () at the beginning or end, depending on which you cut out. How do I organize the essay? Things Fall Apart & Heart of Darkness Thesis Statement: Although Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness both explain how and why the Europeans colonized parts of Africa, each novel has a significantly different purpose. BP1: Compare- Both explain how and why parts of Africa became colonized and are only told from one perspective. BP2: Contrast- The purpose of both novels and how theyre different. Make sure you have a focus to your body paragraphs and arent just listing random similarities and differences. Take time to organize!! How do I organize the essay?

Things Fall Apart & Heart of Darkness Thesis Statement: Although Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness both explain how and why the Europeans colonized parts of Africa, each novel has a significantly different purpose. Point 1: Viewpoints regarding Africans and whites Point 2: Viewpoints regarding colonialism Make sure you have a focus to your body paragraphs and arent just listing random similarities and differences. Take time to organize!! TODAY Decide on a topic.

Figure out how you want to organize your body paragraphs. Write a thesis statement. Begin finding evidence and your two quotations that will be relevant for your essay. Once you have (1) organized your essay, (2) written your thesis statement, (3) found enough evidence, and (4) done your pre-writing, begin writing your essay!

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