Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Writing in response to James McBride

Goal: Beginning a draft of your response to James McBride.

Explain writing assignment
Begin drafting

Writing Assignment: 
  • We have been reading and analyzing James McBride's Hip Hop Planet; now it is time to write about it more formally. 
  • I've sent you a document to write your assignment. Look for it in your "Shared with Me" section in Google Drive. 
  • Note: You might not be able to access the RUBRIC linked at the bottom of the assignment sheet I shared with you. (My fault.) You can access HERE

  • Now that you have considered the topic of hip hop and its global influence, you will write a summary and response in the format of a letter.
  • Your task is to compose a letter to James McBride with the purpose of letting him know what you think about the claims he makes about the importance and power of hip hop in his essay.
  • The first paragraph of the letter will be a summary where you show McBride that you understand the main points of his essay. (You can probably use your rhetorical precis as the basis for this.) The second paragraph of your letter will be a thoughtful and formal response to his ideas.
You will share your draft with your writing group on Wednesday 1/18. 
Final draft of your response to McBride is due Thursday 1/19.
Keep reading. Two NEW book reviews due 1/23/17.
Last day to request any regrades is 1/24. 
Finals begin 1/25. 

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