5 P Essay Overview Power Point 2010 R And J

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5 P Essay Overview Power Point 2010 R And J

  1. 1. 5-Paragraph Essay Who is at FAULT for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
  2. 2. Introductory Paragraph <ul><li>Did you start with a “motivator”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your first sentence should be general and about: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>quotation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting fact </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your next three sentences should be background info on Shakespeare & Romeo and Juliet . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your last sentence(s) contains the THESIS statement: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TAG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus statement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blueprint </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Thesis Statement <ul><li>Your thesis statement is THE STRONGEST STATEMENT of the ENTIRE ESSAY. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It should list: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The title in italics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The author’s full name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The genre: play or drama or tragedy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The focus (Your F-WORD and how he/she/it was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The three reasons </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Body Paragraphs: Transitions <ul><li>Include a creative transition. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid WORDS like First, Next, In addition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on using phrases/clauses that connect the paragraphs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to Friar’s irresponsibility… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not only did the feud cause Romeo to kill Tybalt, the feud also… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Body Paragraphs: Idea Sentences <ul><li>Idea Sentences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep them general – don’t include specific information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Romeo and Juliet both show foolishness when they decide to quickly and secretly marry. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Body Paragraphs: Quotations <ul><li>Introduce the quotations by giving the context in which it was stated. Don’t FLOAT THE QUOTE: tell what was going on in the play when the quotation was stated. </li></ul><ul><li>Quote EXACTLY . You cannot change even one word or capital letter. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use ellipses to take out words. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can use brackets to change/add words. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cite like this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ words words words” (II.iii.23-24). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ words words words?” (III.i.19,21). </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Body Paragraphs: Commentary <ul><li>This should be 1-2 sentences and is the most important part of your body paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>It should explain WHY the your F-WORD is responsible – this is your chance to PROVE your thesis. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion Paragraph <ul><li>The THESIS STATEMENT is restated creatively in the first sentence or two. </li></ul><ul><li>Then – add three summary sentences in which you restate/review EACH reason. </li></ul><ul><li>THEN, draw a conclusion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell how your essay/theme/opinion pertains to life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, and say something smart! </li></ul></ul>

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