2 Extended Response is Simple All you need to do is read the passage.Think about the question & your response.Write three proper paragraphs.
3 Proper Paragraphs Make your point – topic sentence Explain your point – clarifySupport your point – text evidenceConnect your support – connect
4 Once there were 3 little pigs Once there were 3 little pigs. The first was lazy and built his house out of straw. The second pig worked a little harder and built a wood house. The third pig worked really hard and built his house out of bricks. Everyone thought he was just being paranoid until the big bad wolf came. The big bad wolf marched straight to the straw house, blew it down, and ate the pig. Still feeling hungry, he marched to the wood house. He huffed and puffed, but he couldn’t blow down the wood house, so he kicked down the door and ate the pig. Hungry for dessert, the wolf wandered over to the brick house. He tried blowing it down but couldn’t. Then he tried kicking it down, but the bricks hurt his foot. Finally, he just went home.
5 Read the question twice What can readers learn from the story?Before writing, think of 2 or 3 points.We can learn that it’s better to do things right the first time.We can learn that hard work pays off.We can learn that protection is necessary.
6 1. Make Your Point Each paragraph should be about 1 thing. Begin by telling what it’s about.This is your topic sentence or point.ExampleBy reading the story, we can learn that hard work pays off.The whole paragraph will be about this.
7 2. Explain Your Point Write a sentence explaining your point. Use a TransitionWhat I mean by this is that…In other words…I feel like this because…ExampleBy reading the story, we can learn that hard work pays off. In other words, you may not want to complete a difficult task, but your hard work may help you out in the future.
8 3. Support Your Point Use an example from the text. Example Use a TransitionI know this because in the text…For example, in the story…I feel like this because…ExampleBy reading the story, we can learn that hard work pays off. In other words, you may not want to complete a difficult task, but your hard work may help you out in the future. For example, in the story the pigs who didn’t work hard on building their homes were eaten, but the pig who did work hard was safe in his brick house.
9 4. Connect Your Support Connect text example to the topic sentence. Use a TransitionTherefore,What this means is that…Because of this… This shows readers that…ExampleBy reading the story, we can learn that hard work pays off. In other words, you may not want to complete a difficult task, but your hard work may help you out in the future. For example, in the story the pigs who didn’t work hard on building their homes were eaten, but the pig who did work hard was safe in his brick house. What this means is that his hard work paid off. This story shows readers that hard work can pay off.
10 A Proper Paragraph 1 Your Point 2 Explain Your Point 3 By reading the story, we can learn that protection is necessary.Your Point2What I mean by this is that not everyone in this world is your friend. Some people and things are out to cause harm.Explain Your Point3Support Your PointI know this because in the text a big bad wolf was running around eating the pigs, and the ones without protection died.4This shows readers that it is important to have a way to protect yourself from the bad things in this world, otherwise you may be eaten.Connect Your Support
11 Remember Paragraphs should be indented. When your done, go to the next line.Each paragraph should be about 1 thing.
12 Practice Read the passage. Think about it. Respond with a proper paragraph:Make your pointExplain your pointSupport your pointConnect your supportDon’t forget to indent.
13 What lesson can readers learn from this story? On Monday, Kathy’s friend Pam invited her over to watch cartoons. Kathy agreed, but that night when Pam called, Kathy ignored the call and just ate chips on her couch. On Wednesday, Samantha invited Kathy over to her house to share pictures and Kathy said, “Sure.” But when Samantha called, Kathy ignored her call and painted her fingernails. On Friday, Kathy received no invitations. She tried to call her friends Pam and Samantha, but they ignored her calls and Kathy spent the night bored and alone.What lesson can readers learn from this story?