Below is the copy of the model essay I passed out to you last week. You should refer to this and reprint it if you need an additional copy. You will be writing an essay much like this one. We will be discussing the rubric used to grade your essays tomorrow in class and analyzing the model essay using the same rubric.
Some of you forgot your homework slip.
Watch one or all of the videos below to improve your understanding of tone and how authors' word choices affect the meaning of the text.
The videos vary in length, styles, and content. If you don't find the first video you click on helpful, try another until you find the best video for you.
Follow the link to listen to the audio version of the NPR story "Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell". Click the play button (blue circle with white triangle) in the upper left hand corner.