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English 8 Novel Essay Graphic Organizer

NAME:________________________________ BLOCK_______

INTORDUCTION PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Background: Introduce the author and book title. Summarize the events in your book that support your thesis statement. Try to lead the reader to your thesis.

Thesis Statement: Provide a clear thesis statement with the three points you plan on writing about.

Preview: Give the reader the highlights of whats coming (three points) by telling the parts in order you will write about them.

NAME: ________________________________________ BLOCK: ______

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

NAME: ________________________________________ BLOCK: ______

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

NAME: ________________________________________ BLOCK: ______

BODY PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Point: state what you will prove in the paragraph

Body Paragraph # _______

Evidence #1 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Transition sentence for next point of evidence

Evidence #2 (cite page number for quotation)

Explain how the evidence supports your point

Concluding sentence: links evidence in paragraph back to thesis

NAME: ________________________________________ BLOCK: ______

CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH ORGANIZER Thesis paraphrase: Paraphrase your thesis statement. Write your statement in a different way.

Summarize: Summarize your three points by paraphrasing your point sentences from the three body paragraphs.

So What? (Pick one or two of these to answer): What new understanding should the reader have about your novel? How should the reader think about your novel? What should the reader now believe? How should the reader feel? What should the reader do with what he or she learned from you? What action should the reader take?

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