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Week 1 Essay #1: The Setting Both Location and Time Period

I. Introduction Paragraph
A. Introduce book, including title and author
B. Introduce essay topic setting The setting plays a major role in
__________.
C. Introduce settings impact on story Many of the characters and
much of the plot
are affected by the setting.
D. Introduce your opinion about why the setting is where/when it is
The
choice of the author to set the book during this time/in this place
was ___________.
E. Transition to first body paragraph In ___________, the setting is
both (adjective)
and (adjective).
II. First Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the setting The plot of __________ takes place
___________________.
B. Describe the setting using descriptive adjectives
C. Include a quote that describes the setting
D. Explain the quote
E. Transition to second body paragraph Because the setting is
(adjective) and
(adjective), it greatly impacts the characters and plot.
III. Second Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the paragraphs main point (impact of setting) All of the
characters
are influenced by the setting of _______________.
B. Describe how the characters or plot are affected by the setting
C. Include a quote that demonstrates what you talked about in B
D. Explain the quote
E. Transition to the third body paragraph Because the setting plays
such an
important role in the book, the author made a ____________decision
about
when and where the story takes place.
IV. Third Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the paragraphs main point (your opinion) Including a
setting that is
(adjective) and (adjective) makes the book better/worse.
B. Defend your opinion This is true because______________.
C. Include a quote that supports your opinion
D. Explain the quote
E. End with suggestions to the author to improve the setting
V. Conclusion Paragraph
A. Remind the audience of the title and author of the book
B. Remind the audience of the setting of the book
C. Summarize how the setting impacts the characters/plot
D. Remind the audience of your opinion of the setting
E. End with a thought-provoking statement, question, or quote

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