There can be no doubt that John Jones was a dirty, rotten scoundrel. The Essay Question: “ Wa s John Jones a good guy or an evil villain?” Explain the reasons for your answer. As a secondary English teacher, I teach many pieces of academic enrichments within my curriculum, but my main passion tends to fall at the feet of writing. Romeo is a good pet because he is nice looking and doesn’t require much care. Students will go on a color-coding scavenger hunt after reviewing all of the information required to write an essay, such as the requirements of a thesis statement, the placement of the topic sentence, where to include transition words, etc. Nonetheless, I felt strongly that good writers made for accomplished citizens and I sought to teach it and teach it well. He burned down the public library with the librarian inside. I’ve modified it a bit, but basically it’s the same premise. He loves to play catch. handedly ruined the reputations of almost all the young ladies at the Chelsea, It is true that a statue in his honor still stands in the town square. One way or another, he flimflammed almost every family in town out of their life. I ask my students to pull out their colored pencils and I have them follow the pattern of colors, highlighting the sentences as per the example. Copyright 2016 The Educators Room | Designed by. I make sure I mention the theme, thesis, topic sentence, and eye-catchy sentence, etc., to keep the language the same throughout the year when referring to details of an essay. *Remember that after you have your ideas down in this format, you can make your writing stronger by combining sentences, varying sentence structure, and using a thesaurus to find synonyms to keep your vocabulary interesting! Hello, My name is Mindy, and I hoped that I have helped you to become a better writer! As you can see, Romeo is a great pet. Although this pattern does not allow for every venue of writing, it’s a great, basic way to show students that there is a way to keep their writing in check. He can catch just about anything, but his favorite is chasing a Frisbee. This is where the “Rainbow Essay” emerged and this is where my phrase, “Rainbow it up!” came into play. First, I put the color-coded version on the overhead and I hand out a non-colored sheet of the same essay to each student. Reminds me of Step Up to Writing, which I use in my elementary classroom. Playing with him is always enjoyable. I am proud of him and he doesn’t need much care. Blue was the thesis/theme, yellow was the topic sentence and everything below the topic sentence had to match it with much more detail, etc….it was all finally making sense. Green Paragraph“ has some problems as it forgets to mention that Romeo is beautiful and easy to care for in the topic sentence, and again in the conclusion, being proud of Romeo is straying a bit off-topic from him being beautiful and easy to care for. Be Consistent. Course Hero is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or university. Our students struggle with writing and rewording a main idea/thesis statement as well as concluding sentences. I point out that “Mr. Caring for him is easy because I simply have to make sure he has fresh water and food every day. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! He can catch just about anything, but his favorite is chasing a Frisbee. The Educator's Room, LLC ™ is dedicated to improving education by recognizing that real experts, classroom teachers, are needed at the table of education reform. and that he was elected Citizen of the Year in 1989. casts doubt of the fairness of that election and it is only the moat of toxic waste, surrounding the statue that keeps it from being torn down.