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    2. Using the Color Coded System Power Paragraph

    3. it is highlighted in green it is 1 sentence it states main idea, or purpose to the reader it does NOT contain supporting details Example: There are 7 important steps to follow when writing a response to an essay test question. What is a Topic Sentence?

    4. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) Use your transition sheet/then start to learn them Use the transition that fits the organization type of writing-this essay is in written chronological order because it explains what to do first, second, etc. Example: The first step in the seven step process is to read through all the questions before starting to write.

    5. Common Transition Words Showing Sequence at first, first of all, to begin with, in the first place, at the same time, for now, for the time being, the next step, in time, in turn, later on, meanwhile, next, then, soon, the meantime, later, while, earlier, simultaneously, afterward, in conclusion, with this in mind

    6. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: Reading the questions first is important because the writer must know what the question is asking. Be sure to underline the key word which states the type of response to write.

    7. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) Notice the color coded pattern repeats again Again start with a transition sheet/start to learn some of the common ones Use the transition that fits the organization type of writing Example: Second, the writer must be sure to carefully plan their time.

    8. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK to cite a quote from your book it should be done like this (authors last name page) the period comes after the parenthesizes notice there is NO comma or the word page EXAMPLE: (Haddix 47). You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: The writer must plan how much time they have to answer the questions because they could run out of time. Figure out how much time to spend on each question. If there is more than one question do the questions with the most points first, and then do the easy questions.

    9. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) Repeat the colored pattern for a THIRD time- Again it begins with a transition Use the transition that fits the organization type of writing-common ones to know for 6th grade include compare/contrast, chronological, spatial, cause/effect Example: Next, make a brief outline in the margin of your paper.

    10. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK If you quote from the book a second time ONLY put the page NOT the author EXAMPLE (51). You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more to show the teacher what you know Example: An outline is important because it organizes the ideas to put in the essay. By always checking off information in the margin, the writer will not leave out important details.

    11. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) For a power paragraph you need only to repeat the pattern three times For an ESSAY test question you may need more than three facts and three explanations Begin with a transition word, color it blue Example: Then the writer must state the question as a topic sentence.

    12. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: This step is important to do because it tells the reader what they are going to be reading in the essay; it is the topic sentence.

    13. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: To rewrite the question as a topic sentence take out the key word in the question and then rewrite the question as a statement.

    14. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) Repeat the colored pattern for a third time- Use your transition sheet/start to learn them Use the transition that fits the organization type of writing Example: Next, the writer should give specific examples. This is your opportunity to show the reader what you know about the topic

    15. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: It is important to give specific examples because the writer must show the reader what they know about the topic. Specific details include examples, quotes, explanations.

    16. Transition, Reason-Detail or Fact (one sentence) Repeat the colored pattern for a third time- Use your transition sheet/start to learn them Use the transition that fits the organization type of writing Example: Then, the writer needs a concluding sentence.

    17. Example (Quote)/Explanation (one sentence or more Example using a quote or explanation should be in PINK You need at least 1 pink sentence an preferably more Example: The writer needs a concluding sentence because the reader needs to know the essay is coming to an end. Start with a transition word that is a concluding word. Then, the writer should restate the topic sentence again using slightly different wording.

    18. Transition, Conclusion (one sentence) Example: Finally, these are the seven steps to writing an effective essay response on a test.

    19. There are 7 important steps to follow when writing a response to an essay test question. The first step in the seven step process is to read through all the questions before starting to write. Reading the questions first is important because the writer must know what the question is asking. Be sure to underline the key word which states the type of response to write. Second, the writer must be sure to carefully plan their time. The writer must plan how much time they have to answer the questions because they could run out of time. Figure out how much time to spend on each question. If there is more than one question do the questions with the most points first, and then do the easy questions. Next, make a brief outline in the margin of your paper. An outline is important because it organizes the ideas to put in the essay. By always checking off information in the margin, the writer will not leave out important details. Then the writer must state the question as a topic sentence. To rewrite the question as a topic sentence take out the key word in the question and then rewrite the question as a statement. Next, the writer should give specific examples. It is important to give specific examples because the writer must show the reader what they know about the topic. Specific details include examples, quotes, explanations. Then, the writer needs a concluding sentence. The writer needs a concluding sentence because the reader needs to know the essay is coming to an end. Start with a transition word that is a concluding word. Then, should check over their essay if time permits. Errors in conventions, such as spelling, capitalization, and punctuation can cause the reader to not focus on the content of the essay. Finally, these are the seven steps to writing an effective essay response on a test

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