Your assignment is to write a multi-paragraph essay that defines your
concept of heroism. You will use various strategies of definition (definition by function, example, and negation) to explain your unique opinion on the
What defines a hero?
~ How is the text read in this unit supporting the definition of a hero?
~What details would you select to support the definition of a hero?
~How can you organize these details into the three strategies? (negation, example, and function).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, an analysis of relevant content.
8W2a: Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information using strategies such as DEFINITION, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect
8W2b: Develop a topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful to aid comprehension.
8W2c: Use precise language adn domain-specific vocabulary to explain a topic.
8W2d: Use appropriate and varied TRANSITIONS to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
8W2e: Provide a CONCLUDING statement or section that explains the significance of the information presented.
8W2f: Establish and maintain a style appropriate to the writing task.