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Four Square Method . You will use this method throughout the week to create your own essay. Choosing Your Topic. Day One . This is the first step in writing your essay . Your Teacher has picked your topic already. Creating your web. Day One . Day One Example. Fill in Your Web .

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Four square method

Four Square Method

You will use this method throughout the week to create your own essay


Choosing your topic

Choosing Your Topic

Day One

This is the first step in writing your essay . Your Teacher has picked your topic already.


Creating your web

Creating your web

Day One


Fill in your web

Day One

Example

Fill in Your Web

Size of Great Whites

Eating Habits

Great White Sharks

Facts about Great Whites


My essay on great white sharks

Day One

My Essay On great White Sharks

Now lets use the four squares over the next four days to create my personal essay on the chosen topic


Find your research needed

Day One

Find your ResearchNeeded

Start with the questions that you may have:

Are great white sharks mammals or fish?

Are great white sharks aggressive?

What is the largest great white shark ever caught?

What do great white sharks eat?

Where are great white sharks found?

How long do great white sharks live?


Answers that you found after your research

Day One

Answers That you found after your research

Great white sharks are gray on top and white underneath

  • The white belly blends in with the sky and the dark back blends in with the rocks below

    It is a myth that great white sharks are mean eaters (Great white sharks only kill about six people a year)

    When a shark attacks the shark only tends to bite a person not actually to eat them

    Great whites are the largest predatory fish

    Female great white sharks are larger than the male great white shark

    The great white shark ranges from 3-6m, sometimes much larger


Answers that you found after your research1

Day One

Answers That you found after your research

  • The great white shark are fish

  • Great whites are found in cool coastal waters throughout the world

  • We have no reliable data on the population of the great white sharks, however scientists agree the numbers are decreasing and this is why

    • They are on the endangered spices list due to hunting

  • Great whites have 3000 serrated, triangular teeth arranged in several rows

  • When a great white shark looses a tooth the shark re-grows that tooth


Answers that you found after your research2

Day One

Answers That you found after your research

Great white sharks cannot swim backwards

Great whites can jump out of the water

Great whites do not chew their prey, they hold their prey in their mouths until the prey stops struggling then they swallow

No one k now the life span of the great white shark; they guess 30 years to over 100 years

The great white shark is not the largest shark

Great white sharks must always swim or they will sink

Great whites have an amazing sense of smell which helps them hunt


Answers that you found after your research3

Day One

Answers That you found after your research

Great whites love fat, fat produces twice the energy versus muscle, so it’s the most efficient food for sharks

The biggest great white shark on record was 23 feet long

Humans are predators to great white sharks and Orcas (Killer Whales) have been known to eat great white sharks. Also pods of dolphins have obsessively rammed into them eventually ramming them to death

Great white sharks normally hunt and eat other sharks and marine mammals, including dolphins, seals (baby seals preferred 50% fat), sea lions and turtles; whites will eat almost any large fish or warm blooded animal

Great white sharks can weight anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 pounds


First four square

Day Two Example

First Four Square

2.

Detail

3.

Detail

Topic:

Great White Sharks

4.

Detail

5.

Sum. Sent.

1) Intro:

In this paper regarding great white sharks. You will learn about the following areas.

2) First you will learn about the size of the great white shark.

3) Second you will learn about the eating habits of the great white shark.

4) Lastly you learn great white shark general facts.

5) I hope that you are ready for this journey; hold on to your seats!


Second four square

Day Two/ Three Example

Second Four Square

2.

Detail

3.

Detail

Topic

Size of The great white shark

1) Topic:

In this paragraph you will learn about the size of great white sharks.

2) Great white sharks can weight anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 pounds.

3) The female great white shark is larger than the male great white shark.

4) The great white shark ranges from 3-6m, sometimes much larger.

5) These facts are so cool! I hope that you are enjoying yourself. There is more to come; hold on!

4.

Detail

5.

Sum. Sent.


Third four square

Day Three/ Four Example

Third Four Square

2.

Detail

3.

Detail

Topic

Eating habits

4.

Detail

5.

Sum. Sent.

1) Topic:

In this paragraph you will learn about the eating habits of the great white shark.

2) Great whites have an amazing sense of smell which helps them hunt.

3) Great whites love fat, fat produces twice the energy versus muscle, so it’s the most efficient food for sharks.

4) Great white sharks normally hunt and eat other sharks and marine mammals, including dolphins, seals (baby seals preferred 50% fat), sea lions and turtles; whites will eat almost any large fish or warm blooded animal.

5) Great facts! There is one more topic; here it is!


Second four square1

Day Three/ Four Example

Second Four Square

2.

Detail

3.

Detail

Topic

General Facts

1) Intro:

In this paragraph you will learn about general facts about the great white shark.

2) Great whites do not chew their prey, they hold their prey in their mouths until the prey stops struggling then they swallow.

3) The biggest great white shark on record was 23 feet long.

4) Great white sharks must always swim or they will sink.

5) I hope that you enjoyed my essay regarding great white sharks! I enjoyed writing it!

4.

Detail

5.

Sum. Sent.


Putting it all together

Final Day/ Day Four

Putting it all Together

Whole Essay

In this paper regarding great white sharks. You will learn about

the following areas. First you will learn about the size of the great

white shark. Second you will learn about the eating habits of the

great white shark. Lastly you learn great white shark general facts.

I hope that you are ready for this journey; hold on to your seats!

In this paragraph you will learn about the size of great white

sharks. Great white sharks can weight anywhere from 1,500 to

5,000 pounds. The female great white shark is larger than the male

great white shark. The great white shark ranges from 3-6m,

sometimes much larger. These facts are so cool! I hope that you are

enjoying yourself. There is more to come; hold on!


Putting it all together1

Final Day/ Day Four

Putting it all Together

Whole Essay

In this paragraph you will learn about the eating habits of the

great white shark. Great whites have an amazing sense of smell

which helps them hunt. Great whites love fat, fat produces twice

the energy versus muscle, so it’s the most efficient food for sharks.

Great white sharks normally hunt and eat other sharks and marine

mammals, including dolphins, seals (baby seals preferred 50% fat),

sea lions and turtles; whites will eat almost any large fish or warm

blooded animal. Great facts! There is one more topic; here it is!

In this paragraph you will learn about general facts about the great white shark. Great whites do not chew their prey, they hold their prey in their mouths until the prey stops struggling then they swallow.


Putting it all together2

Final Day/ Day Four

Putting it all Together

Whole Essay

The biggest great white shark on record was 23 feet long. Great white sharks must always swim or they will sink. I hope that you enjoyed my essay regarding great white sharks! I enjoyed writing it!


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