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Title: An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and Life Magazine Article and Newspaper Article


1
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Magazine Article and Newspaper Article
Feature Menu
Introducing the Selection Informational Text
Focus Evaluating Primary Sources Writing Skills
Focus Preparing for Timed Writing
2
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Introducing the Selections
How can helping others change the way you view
yourself?
3
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Introducing the Selections
What do you do when you face a tough challenge?
Do you think you could turn it into something
positive for yourselfand for others?
4
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Introducing the Selections
When Dave Eggers was 21 years old, both of his
parents died within five weeks of each other.
He stepped up, raised his brother on his own, and
wrote a memoir, a firsthand account, of his
experience.
He then used his fame as a writer to open a
writing center for kids.
5
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Introducing the Selections
Carlos Capellan lives in a tough New York City
neighborhood, where he saw many kids wind up as
drug dealers, in gangs, in jail, or dead.
Carlos credits his chess coach with teaching him
important life lessons.
Now Carlos works as an assistant chess coach,
hoping to mentor other children.
6
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Introducing the Selections
What hobbies or interests inspire you?
How could you share your knowledge and enthusiasm
by helping others?
End of Section
7
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Informational Text Focus Evaluating Primary
Sources
The magazine article An Interview with Dave
Eggers is a primary source, a firsthand account
or document in which the writer shares his or her
  • experiences
  • opinions
  • and ideas

8
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Informational Text Focus Evaluating Primary
Sources
When you research a subject, you will often
gather information from multiple sources.
9
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Informational Text Focus Evaluating Primary
Sources
When you evaluate sources, you see how the
information supports the authors claims.
By gathering information from different sources,
you can form a new understanding about the
subject.
10
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Informational Text Focus Evaluating Primary
Sources
Follow these steps to get the most out of your
sources.
Evaluate Is the author presenting you with facts
or opinions?
Analyze Look for the main idea. How does the
author support it?
Elaborate Compare the sources. What are your own
ideas on the topic?
11
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Informational Text Focus Evaluating Primary
Sources
  • Into Action Use a chart like this one to help
    you organize your thoughts about your sources.

Article 1
Article 2
Main Idea
Audience
Purpose
Similarities/ Differences
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12
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Writing Skills Focus
Preparing for Timed Writing
As you read, look for the facts and opinions in
each article.
J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye, which
is the best novel of all time.
J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye,
Fact This statement can be proven true.
Opinion This cannot be proven because it is a
personal belief.
In a notebook, record examples of each.
End of Section
13
Vocabulary
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An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
An Interview with Dave Eggers
  • unconventional adj. not conforming to customary,
    formal, or accepted practices.

enabled v. provided with means, opportunity,
power, or authority.
Teaching Chess, and Life
mentorship n. advice or lessons from a mentor,
or wise teacher.
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An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
  • Unconventional means not following the crowd or
    doing what is commonly expected.

Which of these outfits would probably be
considered unconventional?
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An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
Youre probably less likely to see someone
wearing a top hat and bell bottoms than someone
in a collared shirt and khaki pants. This outfit
is definitely unconventional.
17
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
  • Ms. Sanders is known for her unconventional
    methods of teaching her American history
    students. Based on this description, which of the
    following might you expect in her class?
  1. a lecture about the life of Abraham Lincoln
  2. a video about Lincolns presidency
  3. a reading of the Gettysburg Address by an Abraham
    Lincoln impersonator

18
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
  • Ms. Sanders is known for her unconventional
    methods of teaching her American history
    students. Based on this description, which of the
    following might you expect in her class?
  1. a lecture about the life of Abraham Lincoln
  2. a video about Lincolns presidency
  3. a reading of the Gettysburg Address by an Abraham
    Lincoln impersonator

19
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
When you are enabled by someone, that person
allows or empowers you to do something.
By giving her a big raise, Nancys boss enabled
her to accomplish her dream of owning a home.
Has anyone ever enabled you to reach an important
goal? What did he or she do?
20
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
Alexs mother enabled his improvements on the
field by driving him to practice and watching
game footage with him.
Which word would be the best substitute for
enabled?
  1. supported
  2. prevented
  3. ignored

21
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
Alexs mother enabled his improvements on the
field by driving him to practice and watching
game footage with him.
Which word would be the best substitute for
enabled?
  1. supported
  2. prevented
  3. ignored

22
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
A person whos involved in a mentorship shares
advice or lessons with others.
Anna Maria was selected for the mentorship She
will assist new bilingual students.
Describe a mentorship in which you would like to
be involved.
23
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
Coach Gallegoss mentorship of Lorenzo really
improved his performance during the last game.
Which word would be the best substitute for
mentorship?
  1. investment
  2. lessons
  3. partnership

24
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Vocabulary
Coach Gallegoss mentorship of Lorenzo really
improved his performance during the last game.
Which word would be the best substitute for
mentorship?
  1. investment
  2. lessons
  3. partnership

End of Section
25
The End
26
  • Build Background

27
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life
Build Background
Dave Eggers is an author, editor, and publisher
who has also created a number of drop-in tutoring
organizations around the country.
In this interview from Writing, Eggers talks
about his passion for writing and the
organization he founded.
28
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life
Build Background
Carlos Capellan is from Washington Heights in New
York City.
Largely a Hispanic neighborhood, Washington
Heights is slowly becoming gentrified as
higher-income residents are moving in.
End of Section
29
  • QuickWrite

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An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life QuickWrite
Write about an instance when you have either
inspired someone else or been inspired by another
person. What did you learn about yourself and
others from the experience?
End of Section
31
  • Read with a Purpose

32
An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Magazine Article
  • Read with a Purpose

Read this magazine article to learn about
award-winning author Dave Eggerss volunteer work
and his love of reading and writing.
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An Interview with Dave Eggers/Teaching Chess, and
Life Newspaper Article
  • Read with a Purpose

Read the following article to find out how
playing chess helped change a students life for
the better.
End of Section
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