DAY 1

~ Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. ~

Quote of the Day stated by Bill Gates

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THEME "A DAY OF ORGANIZING THOUGHTS!”


Introductory Activity: 

How can inspiration help me with my prewriting?

(See pre-writing on the writing process website below)

 http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/ 

      As a class review 1/2 of the Inspiration video located at the below to learn more knowledge on how to use the Inspiration program.

http://www.inspiration.com/videos/Inspiration.

The website below is a helpful location to go to review the writing process.

  1.  Develop a practice diagram given to you by the teacher. As needed, the teacher will provide a model how to use Inspiration as a note-taking tool.

  2. Before starting your Bill Gate's Inspiration diagram, make sure you carefully read the project's writing prompt/theme question located here or to the right of this table.

  3.    Read  all the biographies about Bill Gates at the website links below.

4.   As you read these websites, develop your pre-writing notes by creating a graphical organizer  in order to prepare for an upcoming writing/typing activity.

  • In the first main area box of the Inspiration program, type "Factors
    Leading to Bill Gates Road to Success.
    " You should create at least 10 main thoughts about the question. The thoughts should always have connecting lines. Be sure to use the rapid fire tool properly within your diagram. You can create main ideas ongoing within your web.

5.      Use Inspiration to create your graphical organizer that will provide you with these pre-writing notes.

6. Save your Inspiration diagram as bgthoughts_first and last name.

  As ·  Theme for the Day is called" A DAY OF ORGANIZING THOUGHTS.”

The teacher will let you see a glimpse of two sample project without you reading the details on sample items.

Bill Gates' Technology Project Writing Prompt

During Bill Gates youth what factors and personal characteristics contributed to him achieving such a successful life?


 Be sure to include supporting details from the provided websites. Please provide details and events that occurred before the invention of Microsoft.

Using thoughts from your writing prompt, also within your essay discuss   how you have characteristics similar or dissimilar to Bill Gates within your essay message.

 

At the end of your essay be sure to explain how Bill Gates inspires you to achieve!

Use your printed or electronic saved graphical organizer to write your organized response to the writing prompt.

Double space your essay and surely indent your paragraph.

See the two rubrics concerning your content and formatting of the essay.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW CAN BILL GATES' YOUNG BEGINNINGS MOTIVATE YOU TO DREAM BIG? 

Day 1:     Day of Organizing Thoughts! DAY 2:  DAY OF COMPOSING!

             DAY 3:  A DAY OF REVISING THOUGHTS!

DAY 4: DAY OF PEER EDITING!
DAY 5:  DAY OF FINALIZING!     

Jessica Simmons, Lesson Designer

Updated February 1, 2010

email: jessica.simmons@hcps.org