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1 Five Paragraph Essay Five Paragraph Essay

2 Writing Goals – Rate yourself 1-4 1= Huh? 4= I Got This Q1 - Write complete, grammatically correct sentences (no fragments or run-ons), using proper capitalization, end punctuation, and commas. Q1 - Paragraphs will be properly indented and begin with topic sentences. Q2 – Every essay will have an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusions. Q2 - Introductions will begin with a “hook” and end with a thesis statement.

3 Writing Goals – Rate yourself 1-4 1= Huh? 4= I Got This Q1 - Write complete, grammatically correct sentences (no fragments or run-ons), using proper capitalization, end punctuation, and commas. Q1 - Paragraphs will be properly indented and begin with topic sentences. Q2 - Write complete, grammatically correct sentences (no fragments or run-ons), using proper capitalization, end punctuation, and commas. Q2 – Every essay will have an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusions. Q2 - Introductions will begin with a “hook” and end with a thesis statement.

4 What is an essay?  A short writing on a particular subject.

5 Topic and Organization  What are the rules regarding organization of a five paragraph essay?

6 What does an essay include?  Introduction.  Body  Conclusion.

7 Introduction  Introduction – Clearly and briefly tells readers what you are writing about and gets them interested.  What should your introduction be like?

8 Like a sunrise…

9 How to Write an Introduction  Write down 5 ways to hook your reader. Write down 5 ways to hook your reader. (shorter) (shorter)

10 Introduction  “Introductory paragraph begins with an attention-getter that is general in nature [HOOK].” Quote Quote Rhetorical Question Rhetorical Question Personal Anecdote Personal Anecdote Description Description Surprising Fact Surprising Fact

11 Thesis Statement  Your introduction must include a thesis statement, which states the main idea of your essay.

12 Thesis Statement  Thesis statement is the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.

13 Thesis Statement  Thesis has three parts/prongs which list the three main ideas in the order they are to be presented in the essay.  (Superman)

14 The Body  Body – Supporting paragraphs Where you tell your readers in detail what you want them to know about your topic. Where you tell your readers in detail what you want them to know about your topic. Each paragraph should address one main idea. Each paragraph should address one main idea.

15 Conclusion  Conclusion – 1. Summarizes the main idea of the essay (restates your thesis in different words) 2. Extends or elaborates on what was said. 3. Leaves reader with something to think about: a)Unique insight b)Thought provoking statement  e?o=100083&qsrc=2894&l=dis e?o=100083&qsrc=2894&l=dis e?o=100083&qsrc=2894&l=dis

16 So,  A Beginning  A Middle  An End  Review - write-an-effective-essay/ write-an-effective-essay/http://www.engvid.com/how-to- write-an-effective-essay/

17 Prewriting Think about your topic. Use the ideas of Depth and Complexity to help you think about your topic.

18 Prewriting Use a graphic organizer or an outline. After that, the essay almost writes itself.

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20 Five Paragraph Essay  What paragraphs will need to be included?

21 What does an essay include?  Introduction.  Three Body Paragraphs  Conclusion.

22 Essay 1 -  Compare and contrast the “Rikki-Tikki- Tavi” book to the movie. Which do think was better?  Write an introduction that begins with a hook and ends with a thesis statement.

23 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Imagine that someone invented a time travel machine and offered you the opportunity to invite and transport any person to your classroom from any time in the past. If you had your choice of the most interesting person with whom you could share the class day, who would it be? This person could someone from any part of life: politics, military, media, the arts, sports, etc.

24 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Your job is to write a five-paragraph essay to explain how this person could be of benefit and interest to your class.

25 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 1  Brainstorm and think of all those persons who interested you? Which one do you think would be the most enjoyable and beneficial to invite? Why? In choosing a subject, make sure that the person has a varied background. If you only know about one contribution and little about the person's life, you will probably not be able to write a good essay.

26 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 2  Use a planner.   Once you have written down the name, write down the general reasons that you chose the person.

27 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 3  Under each of those subtopics, write down things, ideas, or activities that they could share with the class. Think about specific things the class should know, could learn from the person, things they could do with them etc. Why would they be fun, interesting, or important? Write those supporting ideas too. Remember that the person is coming to your time and not the other way around.  Sort through the ideas and choose those you feel are the best.

28 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 4  Think about how you will originally restate the topic sentence and the supporting sentence too as part of the summary ending

29 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 5  Now you are ready to write.  Write a three-prong thesis statement expressing the main idea of the essay.

30 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 6  In your thesis statement, be sure that you set the scene and name the person.

31 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 7  In each of the body paragraphs, tell about the benefits of having this person in the class. Tell what and how this person could contribute to each of your ideas. As you write, think about how to formulate each sentence so that their structures are varied. Write in the active voice to give strength to you writing.

32 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 8  Write a conclusion that restates your thesis in different words and adds a new insight, but no new information.

33 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Step 9  After you finish the conclusion, reread the essay and correct all mistakes. Errors in spelling, capitalization, changes in tense, incorrect pronoun references weaken the writing and distract the reader. Be sure they are corrected.

34 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Imagine that someone invented a time travel machine and offered you the opportunity to invite and transport any person to your classroom from any time in the past. If you had your choice of the most interesting person with whom you could share the class day, who would it be? This person could someone from any part of life: politics, military, media, the arts, sports, etc.

35 Essay 1 - The Important Guest  Your job is to write a five-paragraph essay to explain how this person could be of benefit and interest to your class.

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