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  1. How to Write a MEL-Con paragraph

  2. The MEL-Con Paragraph How can I write a good paragraph? M • The 1st sentence of the paragraph • Contains the topic sentence with the MAIN idea. • May answer a question in a writing prompt. ain idea E • Support, examples, and proof from the TEXT to back up your main idea. xample or Evidence

  3. The MEL-Con Paragraph How do I incorporate my evidence • Start off with a transition • For example, Furthermore, Finally…. • Use quotation marks if information is coming from any TEXT. • “Roots and bruises so deep, found it hard to sleep”(Common, 2011) • Use parenthetical citationsat the end of your quote. E xample or Evidence

  4. MEL-Con Paragraphs L • Linksthe evidence to the main idea in your topic sentence • Explainsthe evidence in more detail. • What is the evidence saying? • What does it mean? • Why is it important? Ink

  5. MEL-Con Paragraphs Con cluding • The last sentence of your paragraph • Summarizes your evidence • Mentions your evidence in a new, short way. Statement