3 Each Body Paragraph Should follow the same basic format
4 Body Paragraph Format Topic Sentence 1st Subtopic Details to support your subtopicTransition to next topic
5 Body Paragraph Elements TopicReason/Detail/FactExplainExplainConclusion
6 Write a Thesis Statement Body Paragraph GreensThesis Sentence: The main topic of the composition is stated.Write a Thesis StatementEx- My favorite animal is the Giant Panda for two reasons.
7 Body Paragraph Yellows Reason/Detail/Fact : Give the reader a main reason, detail or fact that relates to and supports the topic sentence.Ex- First of all, I like the panda because it looks so cute and cuddly.
8 Body Paragraph RedsExplain/Example: Give an example for the statement made in the reason/detail/fact sentence.Ex- The panda's black and white body colors are simple, make it stand out, and look soft. Its sad looking face makes me want to hug it and make it happy.
9 Body Paragraph Greens…Again Concluding Sentence: The topic is restated to remind the reader what the composition was about. (Begin this sentence with Clearly,... All in all,...)GO BACK
10 BluesUse transitions (First,... First of all,... In addition,... Also,...) to start these sentences.Add quotes to support your ideasUse complex sentencesUse effective vocabularyParaphraseCatchy sentenceClincherBackground information
11 My favorite animal is the Giant Panda for two reasons My favorite animal is the Giant Panda for two reasons. First of all, I like the panda because it looks so cute and cuddly. The panda's black and white body colors are simple, make it stand out, and look soft. Its sad looking face makes me want to hug it and make it happy. In addition, I am fond of the giant panda because it is endangered. We all should try to preserve the animals, like the panda, that are in danger of extinction. Clearly, the Giant Panda is the animal I like best.
16 Conclusion Three Your three Subtopics Thesis Clearly answers the essay questionClincherThis leaves the reader knowing you are a great writer and you have proven your point
17 Thesis Three Pronged thesis Include your three subtopics in your thesis
18 Writing an Occasion/ Position Thesis The topic sentence is a type of a complex sentence- An occasion / position statement.Your thesis should include two partsOccasion = Reason for writingPosition = What you plan to prove or explain
19 Key Words for Occasion Position Thesis Statements Examples of great words to start your thesis sentence with:After Although As As if As long as As soon as Because Before EvenEven if Even though If In order to In order that Since So that Though UnlessUntil When Whenever Where Wherever Whether While
20 Occasion/ Position Thesis Example Example of a Topic Sentence: ( Bold is the occasion part of sentence, Italic is the position part of sentence.Unless you are willing to take risks, you may not reach your goals.After I tried out for band, I learned that there were several things that I had to do for a good performance.
21 Catchy Quote the story Paraphrase Explain or Define Think big Picture Use OnomatopoeiaQuestionDescribe in Detail
22 Example Intro Paragraph Swoosh! I love the sound of the ball tickling the nylon netting. My favorite hobby is attending Boston Celtics games because, they have a great team this year, I am afforded the opportunity to travel to down town Boston, and I am able to spend quality time with my Dad. I’m even more excited about the start of this season than ever before, because of the Celtics’ recent acquisitions.
23 Transitions Transitions – Introduce new ideas – Connect reasons, details, or facts– Help the writer and the readerAnalogiesWhere is the next tee?Walking without jumping
24 Examples of great TRANSITION words to help the reader flow into and understand the next idea. A good way A better way The best way Another Finally One other Along with In addition Equally important When spring cameOne Another First of all Second Last to be considered First of all Next The final Another way that In addition toOne way Another way First Another Next First - Second Third The firstThe second One example Another example That night
25 Missing Transition example Amy Tan became a famous author after her novel, The Joy Luck Club, skyrocketed up the bestseller list.There are other things to note about Tan as well. Amy Tan also participates in the satirical garage band “The Rock Bottom Remainders” with Stephen King and Dave Barry.
26 Effective Transition Example Amy Tan became a famous author after her novel, The Joy Luck Club, skyrocketed up the bestseller list.Though her fiction is well known, her work with the satirical garage band, The Rock Bottom Remainders, receives far less publicity.
27 Elements of a Transition Statement Transition WordComplex SentenceFirst SubtopicSecond SubtopicThesis
28 Beowulf is a True HeroBeowulf is strongPulls off Grendel’s armTRANSITIONBeowulf is resourcefulHe kills Grendel’s mother with a sword he finds
29 Beowulf is strongPulls off Grendel’s armTransition:Although Beowulf is incredibly strong, it is his resourcefulness that saves his life in the end and makes him a time less hero.Beowulf is resourcefulHe kills Grendel’s mother with a sword he finds