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1 Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Quotes as Supporting Details Quotes as Supporting Details Quotes as Supporting Details Support your IDEAS IDEAS, showcase your WORD CHOICE WORD CHOICE, and increase your essay’s SENTENCE FLUENCY SENTENCE FLUENCY!!

2 When using Quotes, When using Quotes, you should… When using Quotes, When using Quotes, you should… Quote Make sure the Quote supports the reason. transition/explanation Use a transition/explanation sentence immediately afterward. Use proper punctuation. Identify the author if not widely known. Link. Link it to the topic. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.”

3 transition A word or phrase that shows how the meaning of one sentence is related to the meaning of the preceding sentence (quote). A transition (or transitional expression) is defined as: A word or phrase that shows how the meaning of one sentence (explanation) is related to the meaning of the preceding sentence (quote). An explanation is simply rephrasing the quote in your own words. The transition/explanation is the sentence immediately after the quote that begins with a transition and has the quote rephrased/explained in your own words. transition A word or phrase that shows how the meaning of one sentence is related to the meaning of the preceding sentence (quote). A transition (or transitional expression) is defined as: A word or phrase that shows how the meaning of one sentence (explanation) is related to the meaning of the preceding sentence (quote). An explanation is simply rephrasing the quote in your own words. The transition/explanation is the sentence immediately after the quote that begins with a transition and has the quote rephrased/explained in your own words. What is a transition/explanation? Quotes as Supporting Details

4 Why is it important to use a transition/explanation? By incorporating a transition/explanation in your quote, you will show evidence of: Word Choice – paraphrasing is a wonderful way to exhibit Word Choice. Sentence Fluency – starting a sentence with a transitional element will demonstrate a more complicated form of sentence as opposed to the standard S-V-O sentence. Conventions – Remember that comma after the transition! Quotes as Supporting Details

5 By incorporating a transition/explanation in your quote, you will show evidence of: Ideas – Rephrasing a quote illustrates your ability to incorporate your ideas with the information of others. Voice - Your personality can shine through when you rephrase the quote in your own personal style. Organization – Using a transition/explanation sentence is a logical progression from one point to the next. Why is it important to use a transition/explanation? Quotes as Supporting Details

6 Each Quote should be followed transition by a transition: Basically In other words Specifically This means We can conclude from this that This tells us that From this we can understand that Sample Transitions This statement shows In translation With this in mind To clarify Keep in mind, this is only a sample of transitions you can use. Quotes as Supporting Details

7 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation My grandfather used to always say, “The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and the opportunities are the ones you create.” In other words, it is every person’s job to make the right choices and find ways to reach his or her goals. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” My grandfather used to always say, “The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and the opportunities are the ones you create.” In other words, it is every person’s job to make the right choices and find ways to reach his or her goals.

8 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Basically, having freedom of choice means having the responsibility of fighting for it. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Basically, having freedom of choice means having the responsibility of fighting for it.

9 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation Coach Johnson, the baseball coach, always encourages the team before a game, “You can’t choose your circumstances, but you can choose to overcome them.” In translation, no matter what obstacles a person is faced with, he or she always has a choice in how to tackle the problem. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Coach Johnson, the baseball coach, always encourages the team before a game, “You can’t choose your circumstances, but you can choose to overcome them.” In translation, no matter what obstacles a person is faced with, he or she always has a choice in how to tackle the problem.

10 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation My mother is always saying, “We are our choices.” Specifically, the person we become is a direct result of the decisions we make. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” My mother is always saying, “We are our choices.” Specifically, the person we become is a direct result of the decisions we make.

11 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them,” Herbert Henry Lehman once said. This means everyone is entitled to his or her own ideas, even if others oppose those thoughts. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them,” Herbert Henry Lehman once said. This means everyone is entitled to his or her own ideas, even if others oppose those thoughts.

12 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation John F. Kennedy said, “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” With this in mind, it is important to realize everyone has the power to initiate positive change. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” John F. Kennedy said, “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” With this in mind, it is important to realize everyone has the power to initiate positive change.

13 Follow the quote with a transition/explanation I once read a book that said, “When you are tempted to point a finger, lend a helping hand instead.” To clarify this somewhat confusing quote, instead of blaming someone for a problem, try to help solve it. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” I once read a book that said, “When you are tempted to point a finger, lend a helping hand instead.” To clarify this somewhat confusing quote, instead of blaming someone for a problem, try to help solve it.

14 Proper Punctuation Remember, punctuation goes to the left of the quotation marks Proper Punctuation Marks If the author is stated before the quote: Doug Larson once stated, “The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there’s only one other choice.” Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.”

15 Proper Punctuation Remember, punctuation goes to the left of the quotation marks Proper Punctuation Marks If the author is stated after the quote: “Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has,” Margaret Mead once said. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.”

16 Proper Punctuation Remember, punctuation goes to the left of the quotation marks Proper Punctuation Marks If the author is stated within the quote: “If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you spoke and collect ten cents for every unkind word,” my science teacher asked, “would you be rich or poor?” Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.”

17 Personalize the author of your quote if the person is anonymous or not widely known. People you can use: Brother Grandparents Parents (Mom or Dad) Teachers Coaches Friends Sister Etc. Identify the author if not widely known Quotes as Supporting Details

18 If the person is not widely known, then identify how you know them: Identifying someone in this manner is an appositive which is defined as: A noun, noun phrase, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it. Susan, my best friend, always says, “Anger is only one letter short of danger.” Mr. Smith, our school principal, said on announcements, “It is wiser to choose what you say than say what you choose.” If the person is not widely known, then identify how you know them: Identifying someone in this manner is an appositive which is defined as: A noun, noun phrase, or series of nouns placed next to another word or phrase to identify or rename it. Susan, my best friend, always says, “Anger is only one letter short of danger.” Mr. Smith, our school principal, said on announcements, “It is wiser to choose what you say than say what you choose.” Quotes as Supporting Details Identify the author if not widely known

19 However... don’t get carried away! Mom, the woman who gave birth to me, constantly states, “The one with the primary responsibility to the individual’s future is that individual.” NEVER – NEVER WRITE: “The most important person to be honest with is yourself.” “Do not do what you would undo if caught.” A wise man once said, “The most important person to be honest with is yourself.” Anonymous once said, “Do not do what you would undo if caught.” However... don’t get carried away! Mom, the woman who gave birth to me, constantly states, “The one with the primary responsibility to the individual’s future is that individual.” NEVER – NEVER WRITE: “The most important person to be honest with is yourself.” “Do not do what you would undo if caught.” A wise man once said, “The most important person to be honest with is yourself.” Anonymous once said, “Do not do what you would undo if caught.” Quotes as Supporting Details Identify the author if not widely known

20 Link it to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Link it to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! After you have stated the quote and the transition/explanation, you must link it to the topic. The examples on the following slides link the quote and the transition/explanation to the prompt. write to present your opinion Now write to present your opinion to the reader whether unhealthy snacks and sugar drinks should or should not be banned from schools. Many parents are concerned that candy and sugary drinks are contributing to an unhealthy lifestyle for students and want to ban them from schools. Think about whether you think this is a good idea. Quotes as Supporting Details

21 Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. My grandfather used to always say, “The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and the opportunities are the ones you create.” In other words, it is every person’s job to make the right choices. To this day, I think about his advice whenever I am faced with a difficult decision. This is especially important because I know I may be the only one with my best interests in mind, particularly when it comes to my health. As a result, students should be faced with difficult decisions as they grow. Schools can present options, but students have the ultimate responsibility of choosing whether or not to purchase snack in school. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. My grandfather used to always say, “The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and the opportunities are the ones you create.” In other words, it is every person’s job to make the right choices. To this day, I think about his advice whenever I am faced with a difficult decision. This is especially important because I know I may be the only one with my best interests in mind, particularly when it comes to my health. As a result, students should be faced with difficult decisions as they grow. Schools can present options, but students have the ultimate responsibility of choosing whether or not to purchase snack in school. Identify the Link

22 Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Basically, having freedom of choice means having the responsibility of fighting for it. So often, it is easier to sit by and let others make important decisions that can limit our freedoms. For example, many people believe schools should not sell foods considered unhealthy; however, I support having a variety of choices because I believe students should have the right to purchase the food they want. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. Thomas Paine once said, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Basically, having freedom of choice means having the responsibility of fighting for it. So often, it is easier to sit by and let others make important decisions that can limit our freedoms. For example, many people believe schools should not sell foods considered unhealthy; however, I support having a variety of choices because I believe students should have the right to purchase the food they want. Identify the Link

23 Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. Coach Johnson, my baseball coach, always encourages us before a game by reminding us, “You can’t choose your circumstances, but you can choose to overcome them.” In translation, no matter what obstacles a person is faced with, he or she always has a choice in how to tackle the problem. In this case, the obstacle is in schools which sell unhealthy snacks to students. In order to improve schools and the community, parents are banding together to have these machines removed from schools. Since obesity is a huge problem, I support parents in removing unhealthy options from school vending machines. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Identify the Link Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. Coach Johnson, my baseball coach, always encourages us before a game by reminding us, “You can’t choose your circumstances, but you can choose to overcome them.” In translation, no matter what obstacles a person is faced with, he or she always has a choice in how to tackle the problem. In this case, the obstacle is in schools which sell unhealthy snacks to students. In order to improve schools and the community, parents are banding together to have these machines removed from schools. Since obesity is a huge problem, I support parents in removing unhealthy options from school vending machines.

24 Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. My mother is always saying, “We are our choices.” Specifically, the person we become is a direct result of the decisions we make. In today’s world, it is sometimes easier to make bad choices than good ones. Although choices can range from what shirt to wear to whether or not to attend a party, no choices are more important than those that affect health. Eliminating unhealthy snacks and beverages from school vending machines increases the likelihood that students will make responsible, smart decisions about the foods that they eat. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Identify the Link Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. My mother is always saying, “We are our choices.” Specifically, the person we become is a direct result of the decisions we make. In today’s world, it is sometimes easier to make bad choices than good ones. Although choices can range from what shirt to wear to whether or not to attend a party, no choices are more important than those that affect health. Eliminating unhealthy snacks and beverages from school vending machines increases the likelihood that students will make responsible, smart decisions about the foods that they eat.

25 Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them,” Herbert Henry Lehman once said. This means everyone is entitled to his or her own ideas even if others oppose those thoughts. Though good nutrition is important to me, many of my friends enjoy eating a variety of foods and beverages that are not very healthy. I may not choose to join them, but I respect their rights to eat what they want. As a result, I believe school vending machine offerings should not be limited. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Identify the Link Schools should not ban the sales of snacks because every person is ultimately responsible for his or her own decisions. “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them,” Herbert Henry Lehman once said. This means everyone is entitled to his or her own ideas even if others oppose those thoughts. Though good nutrition is important to me, many of my friends enjoy eating a variety of foods and beverages that are not very healthy. I may not choose to join them, but I respect their rights to eat what they want. As a result, I believe school vending machine offerings should not be limited.

26 Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. John F. Kennedy said, “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” With this in mind, it is important to realize everyone has the power to initiate positive change. Sometimes, simply sharing a few kind words with someone down in the dumps can make a huge difference in their day. Other times, it is necessary to take on a larger problem. Since childhood obesity is an increasing problem in our country, it is important that I am part of creating an environment that encourages health. Therefore, I believe schools should not be allowed to sell foods and beverages that do not have any nutritional value. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Identify the Link Schools should absolutely ban the sales of unhealthy snacks. John F. Kennedy said, “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” With this in mind, it is important to realize everyone has the power to initiate positive change. Sometimes, simply sharing a few kind words with someone down in the dumps can make a huge difference in their day. Other times, it is necessary to take on a larger problem. Since childhood obesity is an increasing problem in our country, it is important that I am part of creating an environment that encourages health. Therefore, I believe schools should not be allowed to sell foods and beverages that do not have any nutritional value.

27 Schools must take on the responsibility of limiting choices provided in snack machines. I once read a book that stated, “When you are tempted to point a finger, lend a helping hand instead.” To clarify this somewhat confusing quote, instead of blaming someone for a problem, try to help solve it. Even though we all have our own issues to deal with, lending a helping hand to others ultimately leads to a better community and a better life for us all. Working to create a healthy environment is just one way we can improve the lives of those around us. Limiting the options for school vending machines would enable kids to make healthier food choices, and lead to a better quality of life. Quotes as Supporting Details Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” Link Link the transition/explanation to the topic Make sure it supports the reason! Identify the Link Schools must take on the responsibility of limiting choices provided in snack machines. I once read a book that stated, “When you are tempted to point a finger, lend a helping hand instead.” To clarify this somewhat confusing quote, instead of blaming someone for a problem, try to help solve it. Even though we all have our own issues to deal with, lending a helping hand to others ultimately leads to a better community and a better life for us all. Working to create a healthy environment is just one way we can improve the lives of those around us. Limiting the options for school vending machines would enable kids to make healthier food choices, and lead to a better quality of life.


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