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English 6 My First Compare/Contrast Essay Ms. Butler.

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1 English 6 My First Compare/Contrast Essay Ms. Butler

2 An introduction is how you start your essay in one paragraph An introduction gives your reader a chance to get to know the subject of your essay An introduction has THREE PARTS.

3 Background information An interesting fact An interesting question So, Ms. Butler…what’s the point?

4 ATTENTION!

5 0 The whole story retold 0 A summary 0 a place for ANY quotation 0 More than 5 sentences

6 0 Background information 0 Example: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is about a boy named Jeffrey that meets many people in his quest to find a home. 0 An interesting fact 0 Example: Everyday, 5,760 more children become orphans. (orphanhopeintl.org) 0 An interesting question 0 Example: Have you ever met a maniac?

7 0 A THESIS! You already wrote these in your C/C Packet and on your notecard we worked on in class. Please check to see if it needs revision. 0 Please copy this word for word when you are finishing your introduction. 0 Please make sure this is the LAST sentence of your introduction.

8 Connect your opening sentence to your thesis statement with 2 to 3 sentences Include a variety of background sentences or questions The whole introduction will be 5 sentences in length. Remember, these sentences are about what is IMPORTANT.

9 First Sentence: Opening Line Second through Fourth: Connecting Sentences Fifth Sentence: Thesis.

10 0 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli is about a boy named Jeffrey that meets many people in his quest to find a home. Jeffrey earns the name “Maniac” by doing a bunch of crazy feats that earn him respect from both the people on the East End and the people on the West End. Both ends of town don’t like each other based on the color of people’s skin. Maniac helps both ends of this town through his crazy adventures and the friendships he makes with people. Maniac should end up living on the East End with the black people whereas he should not have ended up living on the West End with the white people.

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12 Red=Opening Line to grab attention Blue=Connected Sentence to link Green=Thesis Statement to go on to the next paragraphs

13 0 Write a rough draft of your introduction! 0 Set your lined paper up for a type 3 0 FCA’s: 0 5 sentences with proper setup (opening, connecters, thesis) 10 0 Have a good opening/Thesis rewrite from notecard 10 0 Correct spelling 10/-2 0 TOTAL: 30 POINTS 0 **please remember to skip lines!**


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