Students will be able to construct a body paragraph with a clearly defined purpose and support it with cited data.
After reading "The Lorax," students will respond to a prompt that requires them to take a stance and support it with cited data from the text.
topic: tell what the paragraph is going to be about
claim: an opinion that will be proven to support the topic
data: facts that support the claim/ paraphrases, summaries, and direct quotations *Be sure these are cited
because: explains the data-- without saying, “this quote says…”/ can say, “this shows that…”
concluding: summarizes the paragraph/ ties to the thesis/ has a “take-away” message