Five Paragraph Essay & Argument Writing
Terms in this set (21)
a claim that is supported with evidence and reasing
the question being asked in a writing assignment; You MUST understand this first!
The RACE Strategy
a method to help make sure you answer the prompt, provide evidence, and explain you answer.
a way to remember that your written response should have a claim, evidence, and reasoning.
The writer's position on an issue or problem
the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
the action of thinking about something in a logical way by using evidence
This paragraph has a hook, gives background on your topic, and contains your claim or thesis statement.
Their purpose is to give support for the claim They should have evidence from the text and a clear explanation with connections
The sentence that the paragraph is mostly about, usually the first or second sentence
This is where the writer restates the claim or thesis in a new way. This is the last chance to convince your reader.
In a five paragraph essay, this is the main idea you're trying to prove, also known as "the claim."
Five Paragraph Essay Order
Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion
text based term
These tell the reader that you found evidence from the text.
On page ______
According to the text...
The author states...
In paragraph _____
the other side of the argument
transitions to show the opposite
On the other hand,
As a result,
This helps you tell why you chose your evidence.
The author is proving...
Sentence starter to show the other side of the argument.
Some people might argue that...
Others may claim that...
catches your reader's attention
Ask a question
Use an interesting fact or statistic
Use an interesting Quote
*This should be in your introduction.
gives your reader a brief summary about the debate or topic being argued - this should be in the introduction paragraph
showing fault (a problem) in your opponent's argument