Words to Live By Grade: 9 (Spring) Standards: Writing ● CCW 9-10: 7,8 ● CCL 9-10: 5 Time: ● 2 Writing Days ● 1 Writer’s Workshop ● 1 Correction Day and due date Objectives: ● ● ● ● Students demonstrate language concepts to become stronger writers. Students demonstrate appropriate writing style for the prompt provided and develop strong introductions, body paragraphs and conclusion. Students the ability to conduct a short research project to answer a question or solve a problem. Students demonstrate the ability to gather relevant information from multiple expert sources and properly cite the information found. Directions: 1. Choose a theme, phrase or saying that expresses the way in which you choose to view life. 2. Research, Locate, cite, and analyze a series of quotes associated with the important element of your life. a. Develop a list of 8-12 quotations. b. Create an MLA “Works Cited” page. (easybib.com) c. Analyze EACH quote (i.e. break down each quote by examining them closely and applying them to the elements and aspects of your life). 3. Write an analytical essay about the WORDS by which you Live by and the connection those words have by creating a theme to your life. a. Be sure to develop your thesis thoroughly by selecting and analyzing the most significant and relevant details and quotations. b. Word Count: 500-750 words. c. Word Processed (NO HAND WRITTEN PAPERS) d. The final page should be the Works Cited page in MLA format.