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Title: Expository Essay

Expository Essay
  • Unit
  • Unsung Heroes

Journal Response
  • There were many dark moments when my faith in
    humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and
    could not give myself up to despair.  That way
    lays defeat and death. Nelson Mandela
  • Read the quote above and make a connection
    between that quote and the memoir, Night. Your
    response should include specific examples from
    the story. (1 paragraph)

Essential Question
  • How can we effectively use expository writing to
    explain the leadership qualities reflected in the
    lives of Nelson Mandela Elie Wiesel?

Pair Share
  • On your white board paddle, brainstorm ideas
    and/or adjectives that answer the question
  • What makes a good leader?

Leaders Lead The Way
  • What Qualities Make a Good Leader?
  • Put a next to any leadership quality that
    you feel represents Elie Wiesel

  • Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South
  • He fought against a system where non-white
    citizens were segregated from whites and did not
    have equal rights.
  • He served a good portion of his life in prison
    for his protests, but became a symbol for his
  • Later he would become president of South Africa.

Lessons in Life
  • 7 Things We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela

Lessons in Life
  • Have Faith In Justice
  • Courage Is Triumph Over Fear
  • With Hard Work Comes Progress
  • Take Pride Over Your Convictions
  • Show Compassion To Everyone
  • Be Humble
  • Leave The Past In The Past But Do Not Hesitate
    To Lean From It Apply Those Lessons To Your
    Current Life

Add It Up.
  • Lets revisit our original leadership qualities
  • Circle all qualities that represent Mandela
  • Lets Revise Our List To Add More Qualities After
    The Biography Notes Video Clip

Expository Essay
  • What is expository writing????

Expository writing is a type of writing that is
used to explain, describe, give information, or
inform. Watch video http//www.edutopia.org/bl
Annddd Your Topic Is.
  • In some ways Nelson Mandela Elie Wiesel share
    similar characteristics regarding not only
    leadership, but also as heroes.
  • Look over and analyze Mandelas life lessons.
    Choose 3 of the 7 lessons and relate them to the
    life and experiences of Elie Wiesel as portrayed
    in his memoir, Night.

Your Pre-Writing Assignment
  • Look over Nelson Mandelas list Life Lessons
  • Choose 3 of the 7 lessons
  • Think about how these lessons can relate to
    Elies experiences in his memoir, Night.
  • Look at the Thesis Skeleton that I provided for
    you (handout)
  • Complete the skeleton by plugging in your own
    selected information
  • Choose a paint card
  • Write your thesis on the top color
  • Write life lesson 1 in the second color block
  • Write life lesson 2 in the third color block
  • Write life lesson 3 in the fourth color block

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela is
    often viewed as a world leader and a courageous
    hero. During his daily endeavors, Mandela
    exercised 7 life essentials and he shared these
    ideals with those around him. Mandelas life
    lessons _____ , ____ and _____, are also evident
    in Elie Wiesel's life and experiences as
    portrayed in his memoir, Night.

Your Essay Must
  • Have a strong Intro
  • Have 3 life lessons (Mandela)
  • Relate these lessons to Wiesel Night using
    strong details and textual evidence (in text
  • Include a strong closing (restate your
  • Have a Works Cited Page

  • Name
  • ELA 9
  • Expository Essay
  • __, October, 2014
  • Size 12 font
  • Times New Roman
  • Double Spaced
  • Page s (Kerr1 etc)
  • Works Cited Page

Guidelines for Citations
  • Document Specific Research Facts
  • Document any unusual or questionable facts
  • Do not document common knowledge facts
  • WHEN IN DOUBT Document and Cite the Source

In Text Citations
  • Use if you know the following
  • Name of the Author Page
  • (Authors Last Name and Page )
  • Ex. (Smith 10)

Works Cited Page
  • The following examples are based on the currently
    accepted guidelines found in the
  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
  • Alphabetize by the Authors last name
  • If the Author is unknown, by the Title
  • Double-Space the entire list of works cited

Works Cited Page
  • Print Sources
  • A Book by a Single Author
  • Wilson, Frank R. The Hand How Its Use Shapes
    the Brain. New York
  • Pantheon, 1998.

Essay Due Date??
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
  • It counts as a TEST grade!
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