Topic SentenceCircle the topic sentence.Is it an opinion?Does it need to be proven?Is it what the paragraph is about?
Concrete DetailsHighlight the concrete details.Is it an absolute fact?If it is a quote, is it cited correctly?Does it seem to support the topic sentence?
Commentary 1Underline the first piece of commentary once in each chunk.Is it an opinion?Does it address the concrete detail in the context of the novel?
Commentary 2Underline the second piece of commentary twice in each chunk.Is it an opinion?Does it address the concrete detail in the context of the topic sentence?
Concluding StatementCircle the concluding statement.Is it an opinion?Is it redundant?Does it tie up loose ends or fill in the gaps well?If there is no concluding statement, does the paragraph need one?
Format• Is it only ONE paragraph?• Does the paragraph have two chunks?• Looking at the handout: • Is the heading on the left side? • Does the heading include their name, subject, period, and due date? • Does it have the title? • Is it double-spaced? • Is it typed? • Is the font correct?
Format (cont.)• Is the paragraph in the following order? – TS – CD – CM – CM – CD – CM – CM – CS
GrammarCheck for all grammar: Capitalization Spelling Punctuation Run-ons & fragments And so on….