Rubric for a 4 Paragraph Essay

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Essay Structure for 4 Paragraph essay

INTRODUCTION:
Hook (quotation, startling or interesting fact or statistic, imagine …, anecdote, etc.). More about the hook (explain the quotation, connect to the thesis). Précis: include author, title and one or two sentences that summarize what the story is about. Do not forget to include the setting: time and place. Thesis: include author and title, which arguments/reasons you will be using to prove the writing prompt.

BODY PARAGRAPH #1:
Topic sentence (introducing your argument/reason of what Lily’s greatest lesson was) Concrete detail #1: First “proof” (quote, fact, something that actually happened). Commentary #1 about 1st concrete detail (your analysis, interpretation, spin, etc. of the concrete detail).

Commentary #2 about 1st concrete detail.
Concrete detail #2: Second “proof”
Commentary #1 about 2nd concrete detail (your analysis, interpretation, spin. etc...
Commentary #2 about 2nd concrete detail.
Concluding sentence: Summarize, transition into next paragraph

BODY PARAGRAPH #2:
Topic sentence (introducing your argument/reason)
Concrete detail #1: First “proof” (quote, fact, something that actually happened). Commentary #1 about 1st concrete detail (your analysis, interpretation, spin, etc. of the concrete detail).

Commentary #2 about 1st concrete detail.
Concrete detail #2: Second “proof”
Commentary #1 about 2nd concrete detail (your analysis, interpretation, spin. etc...
Commentary #2 about 2nd concrete detail.
Concluding sentence: Summarize, transition into next paragraph

CONCLUSION:
3 to 5 lines
All commentary (opinion, analysis, etc.) – no quotes from primary source Restate the thesis (in a different way)
Give a finished feel to the essay.

Thesis statement: The last sentence in the introductory paragraph of an essay. Thesis statements contain four important...
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