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How to Write a Summer Reading Essay Step by Step - Free Educational videos for Students in k-12

How to Write a Summer Reading Essay Step by Step - By Lumos Learning

00:01 What's up , guys ? My name is Miss Pierre
00:01 Editor , and today I'm going to show you how
00:03 to write a summer reading s a step by step
00:06 . So let's get started . How is this essay
00:09 different from any other time to say , you might
00:12 not have time to discuss the book in class ,
00:14 so your analysis will be more independent . This is
00:17 also the first piece of writing your teacher is going
00:20 to read from you , so this is a chance
00:22 to showcase your unique style . The rubric may be
00:25 unknown , so you won't know what criteria your teacher
00:28 will be using . And there's the element of time
00:31 pressure , which is more present than ever . It's
00:34 essential that you save as much time as possible before
00:37 writing the essay so that you don't have to hesitate
00:39 in the process of writing . Most of all ,
00:42 you want to put your best foot forward for the
00:45 new school year . The first step is brainstorming .
00:48 Read the prompt . In this case , if my
00:50 summer reading book were beloved by Toni Morrison , here
00:53 would be a sample prompt analyze the role that beloveds
00:57 ghost plays in the psychological development of different characters in
01:01 beloved Let's break down this prompt . First off ,
01:04 the central focus of this prompt is beloveds ghost .
01:08 It's a good practice to define terms , so let's
01:10 define psychological development , which is a change in someone's
01:14 mental and emotional state . The phrase different characters signals
01:18 to me that I could write about one character per
01:20 body paragraph . Now , right as many abstract ideas
01:24 that relate to this prompt as you can and select
01:27 some to concentrate on . Here are some abstract ideas
01:31 vengeance , self acceptance , forgiveness , guilt , trauma
01:34 , oppression and independence . Guilt and trauma are too
01:38 abstract ideas prevalent in this book , so let's choose
01:41 those two now it's time to write the thesis .
01:44 Make sure to provide an answer to the question ,
01:47 and your thesis will be the foundation or the building
01:50 blocks for your essay . Your thesis should clearly show
01:54 what the body paragraphs will be about . In this
01:56 case , I would write a thesis about how beloveds
01:59 ghost helped set the overcome the guilt of killing her
02:02 own child and helps Paul de grapple with the trauma
02:06 that he experienced as a slave . When planning the
02:09 essay , I like to write the topic of each
02:11 body paragraph and use a brief outline , I've decided
02:14 to write a four paragraph essay . Usually summer reading
02:17 essays range anywhere from 3 to 5 paragraphs , depending
02:21 on how fast you can , right . The topic
02:23 of my first body paragraph is Seth is guilt under
02:27 this right ? A relevant quote that supports the thesis
02:30 and the page number . Then write a few bullet
02:33 points of analysis . You will repeat the same steps
02:36 for any additional evidence you find examples of evidence can
02:40 include symbols , events or other literary devices . Here's
02:44 an example . The second body paragraph is about Paul
02:47 D's trauma . Let's try to quote I found in
02:50 the book , which explains that Paul D . Does
02:52 not want to love another person too much because he's
02:55 afraid that he'll be devastated if that person is hurt
02:58 or taken away from him . This is the quote
03:02 . The best thing he knew was to love just
03:04 a little bit . So when they broke its back
03:07 or shoved it in a croker sack while maybe you'd
03:10 have a little love left over for the next one
03:13 . I've included the author's last name and the page
03:16 number of the quote in parentheses , which is the
03:18 proper way to cite a quote in a literary analysis
03:21 essay . If I were actually writing the essay ,
03:24 I would be crunched for time , so I would
03:26 probably shorten the quote or put the three dots and
03:29 ellipsis to omit the part of the quote so I
03:33 wouldn't have to write as much . This is my
03:35 analysis . The quote shows that Paul D is afraid
03:38 to love someone because losing that love might destroy his
03:41 will to live . He stays away from emotional attachments
03:45 to other people . This is evident when he uses
03:48 the pronoun it to describe people as opposed to he
03:51 or she . Paul D is dehumanised by slavery because
03:55 he suppresses his emotions just to survive . Sometimes the
04:00 hardest part two right in this essay is the first
04:03 sentence , so you can use these beginning phrases to
04:07 start off fill in the rest of this sentence .
04:11 This book relates the universal idea that or this sentence
04:16 according to this book , humans tend to or this
04:19 sentence . The challenge the characters in this book face
04:23 is the structure you'll use to write your body paragraphs
04:26 is slightly different from the outline that you use to
04:29 plan your essay . So first off you'll have your
04:32 topic sentence and a pro tip is to write these
04:34 ahead of time if you have extra time while you're
04:37 planning , because that would be really helpful . Next
04:40 you'll have a general claim . Then you'll write a
04:43 quote or a piece of evidence to support that claim
04:46 , and you'll analyze that piece of evidence in order
04:49 to connect your claim back to your thesis . And
04:53 you'll repeat those steps . However many times you want
04:56 in your body paragraph and then lastly , provide a
04:59 transition to your next body paragraph as the last part
05:03 . And what your teachers might tell you is that
05:07 your overall essay is like a sandwich . I've heard
05:10 this plenty of times before that your introductory paragraph and
05:13 you're concluding paragraph or the buns and the body paragraphs
05:17 are what's inside . But what they might not tell
05:20 you is that your body paragraph is the real sandwich
05:24 , so your topic sentence and your transition are the
05:27 buns and your claims . Quote an analysis are all
05:32 the good stuff that's inside . Here is a video
05:35 on how to write an effective introduction for literary analysis
05:38 Essay . The same steps apply for a summer reading
05:40 essay so I suggest that you check that out .
05:42 I'm going to release a video on how to write
05:44 a conclusion soon . So stay tuned . Comment below
05:47 and tell me what's the biggest challenge that you face
05:49 when writing a summer reading essay . Subscribe for more
05:51 videos and I will see you next time .


Brainstorm, plan, and write a summer reading essay with me in this step-by-step writing tutorial! You'll learn new techniques, such as how to write an outline and how to save time while writing the essay. To do this, we'll go through an example essay prompt from the book Beloved by Toni Morrison, which is a highly recommended text for the AP Literature course and exam.


How to Write a Summer Reading Essay Step by Step is a free educational video by Lumos Learning.It helps students in grades 8 practice the following standards 8.SP.1,8.SP.2,8.SP.3.

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