Double-decker Paragraphs How to Write an Eight-Sentence Paragraph A modified Jane Schaeffer paragraph PowerPoint

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  • Double-decker ParagraphsHow to Write an Eight-Sentence ParagraphA modified Jane Schaeffer paragraph PowerPoint

  • ABCs of Writing Schaffer Style

    Attack the PromptBrainstorm your ideas- Mind Mapping!Chunk and Choose the order of your outline

  • Attacking the PromptStep 1: Label the type of essay Pick your PIE piece! Persuasive Informative Entertain

  • Attack continues Step 2: Label the parts of the prompt- Situation and DirectionsStep 3: Circle verbs/key words and underline the actStep 4: Create Do/What Chart

  • Do/What Chart

    DoWhatWriteP.I.E IncludeInclude

  • What is a mind map? Planning is key to making sure your writing is clear and conciseOrganizes your main thoughtsConnects these thoughts to textual evidenceStops repetition

  • Mind Mapping Sample

  • IntroductionThe first paragraph in an essayStarts off by grabbing the readers attentionIncludes background information regarding both the general topic and the specific subject found in the writing prompt.Includes a three-part thesis at the end that guides the direction of the paper.Possible thesis: In the story, The Three Little Pigs, the third pig possess wisdom, intellegence and a strong work ethic which help him succeed.

  • Body Paragraphs!

  • Its time to Color! Materials: When we write, we will use blue, yellow, and green highlighters.GREEN is for Commentary (CM).Yellow is for concrete details (CD).BLUE is for Topic Sentences (TS) and Concluding Sentences (CS).

  • Step 1: TOPIC SENTENCEA Topic Sentence (TS) is the top bun of a hamburger. TS = first sentence of the paragraph. It shows the main idea. Usually something that you have to prove.

  • .Example Topic Sentence (TS) In the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, the third pig has traits which help him succeed.

  • Step 2: concrete detailsconcrete details are the meat patties of the hamburger.concrete details are the subcategories that prove your TOPIC SENTENCE

  • Example SUPPORT2) For example, he is wise and builds his house out of sturdy brick.

  • Step 3: ExpansionCommentary are the extras on the hamburgerthe tomato, cheese, lettuce, mayothey make it delicious! CM= your analysis, interpretation, explanation, or insight into the text.

  • Example Commentary (2 CMs)3) The wolf is unable to blow down the brick house. 4) This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, who were both eaten by the wolf.

  • Step 4: CONCLUDING SENTENCEA concluding sentence (CS) is the bottom bun of the hamburger. A CS wraps up the paragraph. It rephrases the main idea.

  • Example Concluding Sentence (CS) In conclusion, the thirdpig outsmarts not only his brothers but the big, badwolf as well.

  • TS, CD, CM, CSNow What?CHUNKINGFor an Eleven sentence paragraph, we will use a combination (or ratio) of 1:2. That is, for every 1 CD, you will have 2 CM.

    A combination of CD and CM is called a chunk.

  • Three layersTopic sentenceCD (hamburger patty)CM (lettuce)CM (tomato)CD (hamburger patty)CM (cheese)CM (pickles)CD (hamburger patty)CM (onion)CM (mustard)For an eleven-sentence paragraph, you have three chunks: Concluding sentence

  • One Chunk: 1 CD+ 2 CMFor example, he is wise and builds his house out of sturdy brick. The wolf is unable to blow down the brick house. This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, who were both eaten by the wolf.Ratio = 1:2

  • TransitionsA good paragraph will also use transition words. These are words or phrases that help readers connect ideas. Example transitions (LLA 688):For example,For instance,Consequently,Thus,As a result,Because of this,In summary,Hence,Therefore,

  • Does It Flow?Now you know how to write a three-chunk paragraph

    LETS EAT!

  • Step 6: A Whole ParagraphIn the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, the third pig has the traits that help him succeed. For example, he is wise and builds his house out of sturdy brick. The wolf is unable to blow down the brick house. This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, who were both eaten by the wolf. Additionally, he is a hard worker. Although it is much easier to build a house out of straw, he chooses the sturdy material. Even though

  • Continuedlaying bricks is time-consuming, he knows it is the better choice. This oldest pig also learns his lessons. He remembers his mother taught him that predators seek out little pigs. Knowing a wolf-attack is likely, he plans out his home construction to prevent tragedy. In conclusion, the third pigs nature enables him to outsmart not only his brothers, but the big, bad wolf as well.

  • Notice the color pattern: In the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, the third pig has the traits that help him succeed. For example, he is wise and builds his house out of sturdy brick. The wolf is unable to blow down the brick house. This shows that the third pig is smarter than his brothers, who were both eaten by the wolf. Additionally, he is a hard worker. Although it is much easier to build a house out of straw, he chooses the material that will hold up. Even though laying bricks is time-consuming, he knows it is the better choice. This oldest pig also learns his lessons. He remembers his mother taught him that predators seek out little pigs. Knowing a wolf-attack is likely, he plans out his home construction to prevent tragedy. In conclusion, the third pigs nature enables him to outsmart not only his brothers, but the big, bad wolf as well.

  • Lets try our own!!

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