Objectives: Today I will draft my body paragraphs.
- Have at least one body paragraph completed by Monday
- (Optional) Vocabulary Quiz Corrections due Friday 2/14
- Elements of a Body Paragraph
- Topic Sentence
- Evidence (x2)
- Analysis (x2)
- Concluding/Connecting Sentence
- Topic Sentence
- This is the first sentence of each body paragraph
- It introduces what you will be writing about in that paragraph
- Rephrase the reason from your thesis
- In each body paragraph, you should have at least two pieces of evidence
- This is what you've been researching!
- These can be quoted, paraphrased, or summarized
- Always include in-text citations when using evidence!
- Analysis comes after each piece of evidence
- It explains how your evidence supports your reason/claim
- Use sentence starters to help you connect your evidence and analysis
- Remember, you need two sets of evidence and analysis in each body paragraph!
- Concluding Sentence
- This comes after all of your evidence and analysis for the paragraph
- Summarize what the paragraph was about and lead into the next paragraph
- First, climate change is endangering sea turtles by eroding and destroying their habitats. For example, “Even a small rise in sea level could result in a large loss of beach nesting habitat” (Sea Turtles and Climate Change). This loss of beach habitat impacts the turtles’ abilities to return to the nest; therefore, the population and life cycle of sea turtles could suffer. Another way habitats can be negatively affected is through more severe storms brought on by climate change which “could increase the chance that sea turtle nests will flood, decreasing nesting success rates” (Sea Turtles and Climate Change). With fewer successful nests, fewer turtles will hatch and the population will decrease further. Just as the loss of habitat is harming the lives of sea turtles and future populations, climate change also leads to a disruption of migration patterns.
- Use transition words to make your writing more clear
- Transitions are especially useful for introducing evidence and analysis
- See "Sentence Starters & Transitions" in your packet!
- Work Time
- Sit in your assigned seat
- Draft your first body paragraph using your research notes for evidence
- If you don't finish in class, it is homework. Due Monday.
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