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INFORMATIONAL WRITING:

 

   INTRODUCTORY:

        1st paragraph-

          *Grab the reader’s attention with a question, story, fact, etc.

          * LAST sentence in the 1st paragraph needs to be the THESIS statement. 

 

      Ex. Cheatham Hill should have lockers because it will help with

       organizing, safety, and they would be fun.

      Reason #1       reason #2                          reason #3

 

BODY PARAGRAPHS:

      2ND paragraph-

          *This is about reason number 1.

          *Detailed Supporting details ONLY about reason number 1.

          *4-5 sentences

        3rd paragraph-

          *This is about reason number 2.

          *Detailed Supporting details ONLY about reason number 2

          *4-5 sentences

         4th paragraph-

          *This is about reason number 3.

          *Detailed Supporting details ONLY about reason number 3

          *4-5 sentences

CLOSING:

         5th paragraph-

          *This should wrap up all of your ideas (4-5 sentences)

          * restate your THESIS statement

      Ex. That is why Cheatham Hill should have lockers because it would  help with

      organizing, safety, and they would be fun.

      Reason #1            reason #2                 reason #3

 

TIPS: Make sure the paper flows, check for spelling, punctuation, and watch your word choice (add details: make me see it, smell it, taste it, touch it, & hear it)