Lesson: Writing Body Paragraphs for Research Papers
Handout: Practicing Claims & Integrating Quotations
Remember, all body paragraphs must begin with claims (opinion statements or reasons). Then transition to evidence, by introducing all quotations and paraphrase with meaningful half-sentences and argument verbs. After the quoted material, cite your source, then spend a few sentences explaining and interpreting what your source means, and how it connects to your overall argument.
HW: Finish reading Frankenstein for Wednesday. We'll discuss it, group-quiz style, beginning Wednesday and finishing on Thursday. Write EITHER a body paragraph or an introduction for your research paper that I can examine on Wednesday.