3 T - Think O - Organize W - Write it E - Evaluate it R - Refine it Mnemonic DeviceT - Think O - Organize W - Write it E - Evaluate it R - Refine itYou will start and finish these steps today.
4 How many sentences are in a paragraph? For this essay (not EVERY essay) Intro: 3-5 sentences Body Paragraph: 9-12 sentences Conclusion: 3-5 sentences
5 Introductory Option How will you begin your introduction? (Similar to a hook or attention getter)Descriptions QuotationsScenes DefinitionsIntroduce your theme
6 Thesis Statement One sentence – the LAST sentence Includes the theme Names the subtopics (main points)Leads into the rest of the essay in a graceful way.Thesis FrameIn the short story _________ by _________, the one can discover the theme of ___________ by analyzing ___1__, ___2___, and ___3__.
7 Organize Your Ideas: Finish the TOWER 1. Raise your hand when you are finished. 2. Mr. Ferguson will check your organization and hand out your TOWER diagram.
8 Body Paragraph Organization Begin with a topic sentence stating your main point.Transition to your evidence.Explain how your evidence occurs in the story.Explain how that evidence relates to the theme.Transition to your next piece of evidence.Repeat steps 3 & 4.Transition to the next body paragraph.
9 Direct Quotations Paraphrasing Quotations must be cited in MLA format:The narrator states, “this is a quotation” (page number).According to “story title”, the narrator mentions “petty feud” to …ParaphrasingWhen you describe a scene instead of copying it word-for-word. This still needs to be cited (page number).
10 Transitions Located on the back of your organizer. Transitions need to be the last sentence of your three body paragraphs.
11 Conclusion: In this order 1. Summarize your three sub-topics.2. Restate your thesis statement.Say the same thing, but say it differently.3. Refer back to your introductory option.BAM YOU’RE DONE!ALMOST