Fleur du Soleil....

Fleur du Soleil....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How to Write an Essay 7th and 8th Grade, Waldorf Homeschooling

My brother and I love Tea clothes, my parents got us some for Christmas

This is the outline my mom made my older brother and I

This week we are finishing our first big novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird."  My older brother and I will write a character summary on each of the characters and how they changed through out the story. Then we will start on "Oliver Twist" by Dickens.  After that, "Great Expectations" my mom says Dicken's created the most important literary works for teens. We will probably read the "Christmas Carol" some time in the fall 2012.  My brother and I had a hard time writing our chapter essays. We had to read four chapters a week, look up 40 vocabulary words from the chapter and then write an essay about what we read. Week after week my brother and I had a very difficult time forming our intro paragraphs.  My mom had to sit with us for hours helping each one of us, then she wrote up this outline paper for us. It really helped us! We basically need to make four broad statement sentences in the intro and then in the paragraphs we look at the symbols and match them up to the intro, this helps us stay on track.  This is my first week using the outline by  myself, our lesson time went much easier, all my mom had to do with us is read it outloud and correct our grammar errors.  I hope this outline will help give you a good idea about how to write an essay with your kids!

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