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Perfect Paragraph

Perfect Paragraph

Author: Jasmine Stinson

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.

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Perfect Paragraph Format

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

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss


Lorax Perfect Paragraph Example