Developing a FIVE paragraph essay Example Topic: What would make your perfect day?. By: Ryan Damek Concentration: 9 th Grade Beginning English. Step 1: Review the Rubric. Click on the Below Link to review the rubric that I will be using on your writing assignments. Mr. Damek’s Rubric.
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By: Ryan Damek
Concentration: 9th Grade Beginning English
The first thing that you need to do before you begin any writing assignment is to review the rubric that is given to you. In this case, you will be using my rubric that is designed to be very similar to the state’s rubric on writing.
NOTE:When you take the State’s Writing Assessment, a rubric will be supplied so get familiar with this process.
After you know the topic that you will be writing on and once you have reviewed the rubric, you are to create a concept map or brainstorming list so that your ideas are organized and in front of you.
NOTE: If you skip this step, there will oftentimes be several repetitive points throughout your essay because it will not be organized.
A thesis statement is a sentence that is located in your introductory paragraph. This sentence is the most important sentence in your essay.
WHY? A thesis sentence is important because it acts as a compass in your essay. It lets the reader know the direction that your essay is going and puts in effect the main idea of your essay. It is also a great organization tool.
After you review the rubric, brainstorm, create your thesis, and write your rough draft, you will be placed into a “writers colony” with 4 or 5 other students and you will all peer edit each others work. This concept will work in two fashions.
Fashion 1- Peer edit in class
Fashion 2- Peer edit online using your “writers colony” blog
Reference quotes from scholars/ well known people that back up your stance.
Read your paper out loud after every paragraph and check for sentence flow and word choice. Am I making sense? Am I repeating myself?
Have others read your paper and let them give you suggestions.
Make your paper stand out… Be creative and interesting!
3 points should be in your thesis.Question
3 body paragraphs are needed in a 5 paragraph essay.
Summary Quiz: Damek Writing Workshop
What is the first thing I should do before I write my paper?
How many points should be in my thesis?
How many body paragraphs are needed in a five paragraph essay?
True or False: Is your thesis included in your introductory paragraph?
True or False: Is your thesis re-instated in your conclusion paragraph?
What should body paragraph one cover?
What should body paragraph two cover?
What should body paragraph three cover?
How many sentences on an average should be in each of my paragraphs?
What should I do before submitting my paper to the teacher?
TRUE!!! Your 3 point thesis MUST be included in your introductory paragraph.
TRUE!!! In order for your argument/stance to be clear, your 3 point thesis MUST be re-stated in your conclusion paragraph.
Body paragraph 1 should reference the FIRST point of your thesis
Body paragraph 2 should reference the SECOND point in your thesis.
Body paragraph three should reference the THIRD point in your thesis.
Each paragraph must contain AT LEAST 5 fully developed sentences.
Have a team member from your “writers colony” read your paper and check for any errors that you might need to correct… Remember: CLASS BLOG