Presentation on theme: "Do Now- Thinking in Threes"— Presentation transcript:
1 Do Now- Thinking in Threes Write…-3 things that make you unique-3 things a person should NOT do duringa speech-3 ways you can be kind-3 qualities of an effective leader-3 reasons you like your favorite book-3 things you like about GVMS
2 The ORGANIZATION of a Persuasive Essay (Lead + Thesis)Intro(Topic Sentence + explanation/evidence)Topic 1Topic 2Topic 3(Recap + Thesis)Conclusion
3 Topic v. SubjectSUBJECT is usually considered a larger concept than a TOPIC. For example, the SUBJECT of a persuasive essay may be year round school. The TOPICS are the three reasons- vacation, mental relaxation, and summer jobs- that will be discussed about this SUBJECT.
4 Topic Sentencestopic sentence The main sentence in a paragraph, often the first sentence. It briefly conveys the essential idea of the paragraph.American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
5 Thesis vs. Topic Sentences “So what’s the difference between THESIS and a TOPIC SENTENCE?”A THESIS previews the SUBJECT and introduces the TOPICS that will be discussed in the essay.A TOPIC SENTENCE is the sentence that introduces each TOPIC as it is discussed within its own paragraph.
6 Thesis vs. Topic Sentence In other words…A thesis is a statement that sets up the ENTIRE essay. It tells the readers your position and lists your reasons.A topic sentence begins each paragraph in the body of the essay. It tells the reader what that paragraph will focus on.
7 Writing a Topic Sentence Let’s use the following thesis to write 3 topic sentences.Thesis: School should not go year round because students need time for vacation, mental relaxation, and summer jobs.
8 Thesis: School should not go year round because students need time for vacation, mental relaxation, and summer jobs.Students need time for vacations that would not be possible during the school year.Summer breaks allow students to clear their minds and come back to school mentally refreshed.Summer breaks are necessary so that students can hold jobs when they are not busy with school.
9 Writing a Topic Sentence Now you try it. With a partner, use the following thesis to write 3 topic sentences.Thesis: People should not smoke because the habit is unhealthy, makes your clothes smell, and costs a lot of unnecessary money.
10 What comes after the topic sentence? You must expand on your topic sentence- explain what you mean and support your idea with evidence.How to support your topic sentence:ExamplesNew solutionsStatisticsFactsQuotations/Direct ReferencesAnecdotes
11 Topic Sentence: Smoking has many detrimental effects on one’s health. Types of Evidence: Examples Statistics FactsNew solutions Anecdotes Quotes/Direct ReferencesPossible Evidence:
12 Topic Sentence: Smoking also makes your clothes smell. Types of Evidence: Examples Statistics FactsNew solutions Anecdotes Quotes/Direct ReferencesPossible Evidence:
13 Topic Sentence: Buying cigarettes is expensive. Types of Evidence: Examples Statistics FactsNew solutions Anecdotes Quotes/Direct ReferencesPossible Evidence:
14 Your Turn Write your 3 topic sentences. For each one, do some brainstorming- What evidence might you use?Topic Sentence: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Possible evidence: