3 A one chunk paragraph One-Chunk Body Paragraph Sentence #1 -Topic Sentence – TSSentence #2 – CD –starts with “For example”Sentence #3 – CM - (This shows that)Sentence #4 – CM – (This also show that; This is because; This is important because)Sentence#5 –Concluding Sentence – CS – Sums it up and ties back to the TS (As a result)
4 The Topic Sentence (TS) Sentence #1: This sentence answers the question or prompt with your opinion! You must take a stand. (This will guide your paragraph)Specific Opinion that guides your paragraph. Everything in it goes back to your topic sentence. Narrow down idea so that it will become easier to argue!Acts as the central point of emphasis. The whole point of a chunk paragraph is to prove the opinion given in your topic sentence.NO FIRST PERSON PRONOUNS!
5 Concrete Detail (CD)Sentence #2: This sentence must be a fact or solid piece of evidence from a book or reliable source. May also use a quote to describe a specific instance in which your argument is proven. It should prove your opinion from the T.S.Cannot be another opinion chart!Fact that backs up the topic sentence. Support the topic sentence with solid evidence in your concrete detail.Ways to support your argument are:QuoteStatisticExampleAnecdoteObservationPg. R51 copy into notes.
6 Commentary (CM) (x2)Sentence #3/#4: This sentence elaborates on why your CD is important or it informs your reader what it proves. You will comment on your CD!(E.g. “This shows that… This is important because…”)Shows how or why the concrete detail proves the T.S. Discusses the relationship between the T.S. and the C.D. You are talking about why or how your CD proves the opinion you gave in your TS.
7 Closing Sentence (CS)Sentence #5: This sentence will tell your reader the result of your TS and all the above sentences. Helps reader come FULL CIRCLE!Ask yourself: What more can I tell my reader? What are some new conclusions?Relates back to your topic sentence with synonyms. Restate your argument using different verbage. Helps main idea of argument stick n reader’s minds!Takes your paragraph to another level (Staircase Effect).
8 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: What is a topic sentence and what must it accomplish?A: The TS answers the question or prompt with your opinion. It guides, or tells what your paragraph is about.
9 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: How does the T.S. guide your paragraph?A: It pulls ideas together, and helps the reader see how they are related. It also helps the reader to stay on task, or keep focused. Must be a specific point.. Narrows down scope of argument.. Becomes easier to prove.
10 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: What is a C.D. and what relationship does it have with your T.S.?A: A C.D. is a fact or piece of evidence from a book or reliable source. May also take form of a quote! It should prove your opinion form the T.S.
11 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: Why must your C.D. be a fact, or why must it be from a reliable source?A: You’re trying to prove your point, and if your information isn’t from a reliable source, it is hard to believe.
12 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: Why is your C.M. important? What purpose does it serve? What should it do?A: It tells the reader why the C.D. is important. It also gives more information on your topic, and should help the reader better understand the C.D.
13 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: What will a good C.S. do? How does it relate to your T.S.?A: It show the reader the results of your T.S. and concludes your paragraph.
14 How a Chunk Paragraph’s Parts Work Together Q: How can your C.S. make your paragraph come “full circle?”A: It will wrap up all the previous sentences in your paragraph, and also completes your paragraph or topic.
15 Sample One Chunk Paragraph In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry is a champion to many of the more insecure students at Hogwarts. For example, when Malfoy takes Neville’s Rememberall, Harry takes a broom and gets it back. He cannot stand someone who picks on others. Harry is now a hero to those less fortunate. He has found a place where he belongs and wants to protect the vulnerable.