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1 Presented by Sabrina Carnesi, Jamie Carpenter, and Karen DiGiorgio

2 1.Read the prompt carefully. 2.Write your three-part thesis sentence, compose an attention-grabbing hook, and finish the introductory paragraph by answering the basic who, what, where, when, and why of your topic. 3.Compose your support paragraphs based on your three-part thesis sentence. 4.End with a concluding paragraph that restates your thesis and summarizes your support paragraphs.

3 Read the prompt carefully

4 Prompt: The Commonwealth of Virginia is considering raising the age at which drivers can obtain their license to drive from 16 to either 18 or 21. Do you agree or disagree with this change? Write about what you think is the appropriate age for people to begin driving.

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6 Answer the prompt What is the prompt asking you to do? –What is the best age for driving – 16, 18, or 21? –Do you favor some other age? –Do you think the age needs to change? –Do you think that a change is not needed? –What are your three reasons for favoring a change? –What are your three reasons for leaving things as they are?

7 Thesis Sentence Attention-Grabbing Hook Introductory Paragraph

8 The Three-Part Thesis Sentence

9 Brainstorm!!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3

10 Brainstorm!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3 School sponsored driver instruction prepares teens to be responsible drivers.

11 Brainstorm!!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3 School sponsored driver instruction prepares teens to be responsible drivers. Teens need to be able to drive home after school sponsored extra- curricular activities.

12 Brainstorm!!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3 School sponsored driver instruction prepares teens to be responsible drivers. Teens are a valuable part of the workforce and need to be able to drive to work. Teens need to be able to drive home after school sponsored extra- curricular activities.

13 Three-Part Thesis Sentence Disagree/Don’t Change the Driving Age The Commonwealth of Virginia should not change the age at which drivers can obtain their license from age 16 because school sponsored driver instruction prepares teens to be responsible drivers, teens need to be able to drive home after school sponsored extra-curricular activities, and teens are a valuable part of the workforce and need to be able to drive to work.

14 Three-Part Thesis Sentence Agree/Raise the Driving Age The Commonwealth of Virginia should change the age at which drivers obtain their license from age 16 to 18 because seniors gain more from driver training than sophomores, the school provides free transportation to students involved in after school activities, and graduated seniors can work full time allowing them to handle the high cost of car ownership.

15 Attention Grabbing Hook

16 1. How would you like to have to wait until age 18 to be able to drive? 2. Voting, marriage, and driving – what could these three things have in common in the near future? 3. Happy sweet 16! Here’s an IPod in place of your driver’s license! 4. Virginia thinks 16 is old enough to hold down a job, yet the state wants you to depend on Mommy for a ride to work!

17 Your turn! What ideas do you have for an attention-grabbing hook?

18 Introductory Paragraph

19 Should the Commonwealth of Virginia raise the driving age from 16 to 18 or 21? HOOK - to catch the reader’s attention WHO does this change effect? WHAT are the problems with the current driving age? WHEN would the age limit change? WHERE will this leave teen employers? WHY change the driving age? THESIS sentence is the last sentence

20 Creating Support Paragraphs Using Four-Square

21 Support Paragraphs Paragraph #2 (Reason #1) Paragraph #3 (Reason #2) Paragraph #4 (Reason #3) Paragraph #5 - Conclusion Restate thesis Summarize paragraphs 2, 3, 4

22 Support Paragraphs Paragraph #2 (Driver Training) Skilled instructors Excellent curriculum Stringent evaluation Paragraph #3 (After School Transportation) Fewer bus stops Dark after 5 After school activities Paragraph #4 (Job/Work) Parents can’t transport Bus stops fixed Job starts after school Paragraph #5 - Conclusion Restate thesis Summarize paragraphs 2, 3, 4

23 PARAGRAPH #2 – Discuss teen driver education program Transition words : To begin with… Initially, I would... To begin… PARAGRAPH #3 – Discuss advantages of having own transportation. Transition words : After that … After that, I would… Next, I would do… PARAGRAPH #4 – Discuss advantages of teens having transportation to and from Work. Transition words : My final… Finally… CONCLUDING Paragraph – Summarize paragraphs 2-4 and restate thesis. Concluding sentence: So as you can see, In conclusion, To conclude, Should the Commonwealth of Virginia raise the driving age from 16 to 18 or 21?

24 In conclusion...

25 Concluding sentences start with: 1.So, as you can see… 2.As you have probably guessed… 3.As you can see… 4.In conclusion I… 5.Thus, it is from these observations… 6.Based on my observations I …

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27 Prompt: The Newport News School Board is considering a change in the school schedule from five days, 8:15-2:50, to four days 8:15-4:30. Do you agree or disagree with this change? Write about what you think is the appropriate schedule for Newport News students.

28 Brainstorm!!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3

29 Three-Part Thesis Sentence The Newport News School Board should change the student schedule to four days because ____________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________, ____________________________________ ____________________________________, and ________________________________ ____________________________________.

30 Three-Part Thesis Sentence The Newport News School Board should leave the student schedule alone because ____________________________________ ____________________________________, ____________________________________ ____________________________________, and ________________________________ ____________________________________.

31 Your turn! What ideas do you have for an attention-grabbing hook?

32 Prompt: The amount of graffiti has greatly increased at our school. The members of the school board must find a way to stop the graffiti and they are looking for student input. Write about what you think is an appropriate way to resolve this problem.

33 Brainstorm!!!! Reason #1 Reason #2 Reason #3

34 Three-Part Thesis Sentence The Newport News School Board can resolve the graffiti problem at our school by ____________________________________ ____________________________________, ____________________________________ ____________________________________, and ________________________________ ____________________________________.

35 Your turn! What ideas do you have for an attention-grabbing hook?


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