Basic Structure for a Text Response
1) Author, text title, director, release date, title, time of publish and background info of that time period.
2) Put the text in some context that relates to the topic. Expand and define the prompt.
3) Main ideas that you will explore in the body paragraphs, link them to the prompt.
1) T- Topic Sentence
2) E- Explore/Explain/Expand
3) E- Evidence, Quote/direct example
4) L – Linking Sentence – Link to the prompt or the topic sentence of the paragraph
1) Summary of ideas
2) Don’t bring forth any new ideas, re state prompt and ideas
3) How should the reader feel
“Fair is foul and foul is fair” “All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee…. That shalt be king Hereafter” “oftentimes to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths” “Come you spirits… unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty” “Look like thy innocent flower but be the serpent under it” “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself and falls on the other” “False face must hide what false heart doth know” “is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand, come let me clutch thee” “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o’er” “stars hide your fire, let not light see what my black and dark desires” “This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongue, was once thought honest” “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes” “When you durst do it then you were a man”
Identity and Belonging
“We Know what we are, but not what we may be” (William Shakespeare) “Nothing of me is original, I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known” (Chuck Palahniuk) “Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone