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Athens Sparta Paragraph Scaffolding

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Athens Sparta Paragraph Scaffolding

  1. 1. Athens/Sparta Paragraph
  2. 2. Prompt: <ul><li>Write a paragraph telling me which of the two city-states (Athens or Sparta) you would rather live in. </li></ul><ul><li>Include at least three fact-based reasons from your notes. </li></ul>Question word! Topic Sentence: States the main idea. Concluding Sentence: Re-states the main idea. Detail Sentences: Include all the information requested.
  3. 3. Topic Sentence <ul><li>I would rather live in _____ than in _____ for three reasons: _____, _____ and _____. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organization secret: BUCKETS !!!
  5. 5. Organize your facts (bucketing): Bucket Fact Reason Bucket Fact Reason Bucket Fact Reason
  6. 6. Concluding Sentence: <ul><li>So, because of _____, _____ and _____, I would rather live in _____. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example Topic Sentence: <ul><li>I would rather live in _____ than in _____ for three reasons: _____, _____ and _____. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Example Topic Sentence: <ul><li>I would rather live in Florida than in New York for three reasons: _____, _____ and _____. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Organize your facts (bucketing): Bucket Fact Reason Bucket Fact Reason Bucket Fact Reason
  10. 10. Start with the facts: Bucket It snows in NY. Reason Bucket Income tax in NY Reason Bucket FL has beaches Reason
  11. 11. Why do the facts matter: Bucket It snows in NY. I don’t like to shovel snow. Bucket Income tax in NY I keep more $$ Bucket FL has beaches I like to go to the beach
  12. 12. Label your buckets: Weather It snows in NY. I don’t like to shovel snow. Taxes Income tax in NY I keep more $$ Beaches FL has beaches I like to go to the beach
  13. 13. Example Topic Sentence: <ul><li>I would rather live in Florida than in New York for three reasons: _____, _____ and _____. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example Topic Sentence: <ul><li>I would rather live in Florida than in New York for three reasons: weather , taxes and beaches . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Back to the buckets for details: Weather It snows in NY. I don’t like to shovel snow. Taxes Income tax in NY I keep more $$ Beaches FL has beaches I like to go to the beach
  16. 16. Example detail sentences: <ul><li>My first reason is the weather. It snows in New York, and I don’t like to shovel snow. My second reason is taxes. New York has a state income tax, and Florida does not. I would prefer to keep more of my paycheck. Finally, my third reason is the beaches. Florida has more beaches than New York, and I like to go to the beach. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Concluding Sentence: <ul><li>So, because of _____, _____ and _____, I would rather live in _____. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Concluding Sentence: <ul><li>So, because of the weather , taxes and the beaches , I would rather live in Florida . </li></ul>

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