L1 English – Term 2 UNWIND Practice Essay
Write an essay about Unwind by Neal Shusterman, in response to ONE of the topics below. Make sure you understand both parts of the topic before you start writing. Make sure you answer both parts of the topic ('describe' and 'explain'). Each part is equally important to help you show understanding of the text. Support your points with specific details from the text. Topic 1: Describe a setting in the text that was challenging for the characters . Explain how this setting helped you understand an idea (or ideas) in the text. Note: 'idea' = theme Topic 2: Describe a situation or event in the text that changed your thinking. Explain how this situation or event helped you understand an idea (or ideas) in the text. Note: 'idea' = theme Topic 3: Describe an important idea you learned about in the text. Explain what the author did to show this idea was important. Note: 'idea' = theme Topic 4: Describe an experience or event that was important to a character or individual in the text. Explain why this experience or event was important to that character or individual. Topic 5: Describe a challenging relationship between at least TWO characters or individuals in the text. Explain how this relationship helped you understand these characters or individuals. Topic 6: Describe an important change that happened to ONE character or individual in the text. Explain why this change was important. Topic 7: Describe at least TWO techniques used to make a character or individual in the text interesting. Explain why these techniques made the character or individual interesting. Note: “Techniques” could include language, structure and/or narrative point-of-view.
Suggested Essay Structure Introduction state the title of the novel and the author restate the topic using key words or synomyns outline the key points you will be discussing Body Paragraphs ('Describe':1-2 paragraphs; 'Explain': 2-3 paragraphs) Point – state your key...
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