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1 Travel Essay

2 Introduction (at least four sentences)
Attention grabber (try one of the following) Question Imagine statement If/then statement Connecting Sentences Thesis Must be one sentence Must have three claims Claims must be in order of body paragraphs

3 Attention grabber examples
Imagine the opportunity to plan the trip of the century. If you were given the opportunity to organize a fabulous trip around the world, then what would you choose? Where in the world would you choose to go if given unlimited funds? What would a trip of a lifetime include for you?

4 Thesis The eighth grade trip of a lifetime would include a party at______________, a visit to the historical site of ________________, and a fabulous fun day at______________. Don’t copy mine but include all the underlined words including your blanks in your version.

5 Introduction Example Imagine the opportunity to plan the trip of the century. What options would you consider? This is an unbelievable opportunity for a group of eighth graders at one middle school. Careful consideration is given to every detail. The eighth grade trip of a lifetime would include a party at______________, a visit to the historical site of ________________, and a fabulous fun day at______________.

6 Introduction Example Where in the world would you choose to go if given unlimited funds? Would you choose another city, another country or even another continent? A special group of teenagers have been given this opportunity during their final year of middle school. With many options considered a dream trip is finally decided. The eighth grade trip of a lifetime would include a party at______________, a visit to the historical site of ________________, and a fabulous fun day at______________.

7 Introduction Example If you were given the opportunity to organize a fabulous trip around the world, then what would you choose? Many people would be overwhelmed at this opportunity but few people would pass up the chance. This prospect became reality for a group of middle school students from a small town in Oklahoma. However, their dreams for their trip were not small. The eighth grade trip of a lifetime would include a party at______________, a visit to the historical site of ________________, and a fabulous fun day at______________.

8 Body paragraphs Begin with a topic sentence that states the claim word from the Roman numeral on the outline Contain at least four specific evidence examples (follow your outline) Written in 3rd person—no I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, ours Have at least six sentences Have a closing sentence Use several transition words (see list in folder) Use documentation for research paragraphs

9 Body Paragraph 1 Example (don’t copy my paragraph)
The party will take place in Guests will arrive and the party will last Furthermore, the theme will be Also, those attending the party will be asked to dress in Of course, there will be lots of food which will Music will feature Finally, one of the special features will Therefore, this party at the will prove to be incredible.

10 The next slide shows my answers to my research pages which will be weaved into a paragraph according to my outline. The colors show which source I used. Notice at the bottom of the next slide I have set up my sources. If you do not know how to do this then simply number your sources 1-4 for the two pages. Use numbers in parenthesis instead of names until you get some help.

11 1. The Louvre in Paris, France
2. It is the world’s largest art museum. 3. It was once the home of famous French Kings and now houses the most famous pieces in the world. 4. King Louis of XIV used it as his winter home. 5. Population is 2,234,318. 6. The size of it is so immense that King Louis used to exercise his camels in the halls of it. It contains the famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo as well as amazing Egyptian sarcophagus. The Art of the World Jan <http://asitethatimadeupforthisexample>. Masterpieces of Today. 15 March Jan <http://www.another fake siteforjust thisexample>.

12 The Art of the World Jan <http://asitethatimadeupforthisexample>. Masterpieces of Today. 15 March Jan <http://www.another fake siteforjust thisexample>. The historical site for the trip is in Paris, France at the Louvre. This is the world’s largest art museum (The Art). Another feature is that it was once home to French kings. King Louis XIV used it as his winter home (Masterpieces). If you don’t know how to do the ( ) with words just put the site # and you will change it when you get help.

13 Body Paragraph Example
The historical site for the trip is First, the (Site 1). Then, Another feature is (Site 2). Also, (Site 1). Lastly, (Site 2). As a result, the historical day spent at will be sensational.

14 Body Paragraph Example
The historical site for the trip is in Paris, France at the Louvre. This is the world’s largest art museum (The Art). Another feature is that it was once home to French kings. King Louis XIV used it as his winter home (Masterpieces). Also, it is reported that the size of it was so immense that he would exercise his camels in the halls (The Art). Lastly, today it contains famous works of art such as the Mona Lisa (Masterpieces). In conclusion, the Louvre’s history is very fascinating.

15 Conclusion Uses a transition word or phrase to begin
Uses a simpler version of the thesis Summarizes three main points from the essay Ends with a call to action or opinion type statement about the trip

16 Conclusion Example Therefore, In conclusion,
As one can see, the eighth grade trip of a lifetime would be fabulous. The party in --- would be Also, the visit to the historical site shows Finally, enjoying the fabulous fun day is Therefore, this might be the best eighth grade trip anyone has ever experienced.


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