DAY 2:  

~ I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and  I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

 ~Quote of the Day stated by Bill Gates


THEME:  "A DAY OF  COMPOSING!”

Day 2:

Using a Word-Processor and Composing Ideas Effectively

  1. Save a file called bginitialessay.

  2. Type an one page double-spaced/indented paragraph essay response. Use your graphic organizer and collection of notes to respond to the question above.

  3. Restate the question, include supporting details and finally include a strong closing statement!

  4. Eliminate irrelevant information that does not pertain to this writing prompt question.

  5. Type this initial essay without concerns for typing mistakes made.

  6. The class will have one class period to compose a draft of this essay.

  7. Review the writing process by visiting http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/ website.
  8. Analyze http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/ website, and consider using this online tool to help you write an organized essay
  • Theme for the Day is called "A DAY OF COMPOSING."

Bill Gates Essay Response Rubric
3 The response demonstrates the student ability to answer question thoroughly and he or she greatly used details from the information of text.

a) Your response only gave addresses and discusses at least three reasons why Bill Gates was successful. You

b) You use examples from the text to answer the question.

c) Your response contains uses text-relevant1 information to address the question at a hand.

d) You use quotations from the text or refer to specific passages to clarify or extend your answer.

e) Your answer is clear and shows your clear understanding of the BCR question

2 The response demonstrates the student ability to answer question thoroughly from the reading of information text.

a) The response demonstrates a general understanding of how to answer the BCR question at hand.

b) Your response answers most part of the question. However, you did not discuss enough reasons why Bill Gates was such a successful man.

c) You use some details from the text to support your answer to the question.

d) You used irrelevant information to answer the question.

 

1 The response partially answered the question.

a) Minimally addresses the demands of the question

b) Your answer is very basic and does not give specific examples about how Bill Gates achieves such a successful life.

c) You used minimal or no supporting details from the information text to address the question.

d) Your answer used irrelevant details of information in your response.

0 The response is completely incorrect, irrelevant to the question.

a) You gave no example to why Bill Gates achieves success in life.

b) Your response is completely incorrect, does not answer the question, or no response is written.

 


 

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

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

       DAY 3:  DAY OF REVISING THOUGHTS!

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

Jessica Simmons, Lesson Designer

Email: jessica.simmons@hcps.org