10/9/19 – 10/10/19 English 1CP and 1H Agendas


Break apart the essay outline and try to arrange in order while in groups.

Copy essay outline.

  1. Introduction (3-5 sentences)

Hook: Grab the reader’s attention with a quote, scenario, vivid description, etc. Must be related to your topic. (1-2 sentences)

Thesis statement: Simply and clearly state your position on the issue – ROADMAP of the entire essay (1 sentence)

  1. Body Paragraph One

Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences (analyze/explain)


III.  Body Paragraph Two
Same as body paragraph 1

  1. Conclusion Summarize

restate your thesis statement and three arguments in different words

Make a closing statement. Tie your closing statement back to your opening hook.


Thesis Statement Discussion and Notes

Sentence frames and examples:



(Statement about the topic), such as (specific details about the topic).

World War II has many causes, such as ______ and _______.


In (title)(author) examines (theme/idea) through ___________ and ____________.

In “The Most Dangerous Game,” the author examines irony through Rainsford’s actions and General Zaroff’s words.


After examining (topic), it is clear that (position/idea) because (reason 1) and (reason 2).

After examining the death penalty, it is clear that the death penalty must be abolished because it cruel and unusual punishment and there are wrongful convictions.


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