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Name: __________________________________

Advisory: ​SRU TC PC Date:​ June 5, 2019

Unit 5 Summative Assessment: Multi-Paragraph Essay Plan

Prompt​: ​The statement “You can never tell who the mountain will allow and who it will not” is used three times
throughout the book (p. 113, p. 121, and p. 229). Which literary device is the author employing, and what is the
purpose of this repetition? Use textual evidence to support your claims.

Use this space to plan your response.


(The second page of this packet is a Multi-paragraph Graphic Organizer!)
Name: __________________________________

Advisory: ​SRU TC PC Date:​ June 5, 2019

Multi-Paragraph Essay Organizer


Prompt

The statement “You can never tell who the mountain will allow and who it will not” is used three times throughout
the book (p. 113, p. 121, and p. 229). Which literary device is the author employing, and what is the purpose of this
repetition? Use textual evidence to support your claims.

Brainstorm & Break Down the Prompt

❏ Define challenging words

❏ Put the prompt in your words

❏ Organize the essay to best answer the


prompt
(How many paragraphs? What will
you discuss in each paragraph?)

Introduction

Context _________________________________________________
❏ Introduce and summarize texts
_________________________________________________
Thesis
❏ RTQ from the prompt _________________________________________________
❏ State your claim
(what you want to prove) _________________________________________________
Preview _________________________________________________
❏ Explain what will be discussed
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________

Body Paragraph 1

Topic Sentence(s) _________________________________________________


❏ State the argument/purpose of the
paragraph _________________________________________________
❏ Clarify ideas the reader might not
understand in the evidence (who’s _________________________________________________
speaking, what’s happening)
Evidence _________________________________________________
❏ Introduce the quote(s)/detail(s)
_________________________________________________
❏ Record the evidence (quotation
marks & page number if needed) _________________________________________________
Analysis
❏ Explain what the evidence means _________________________________________________
❏ Explain what the evidence proves or
shows _________________________________________________
❏ Explain how the evidence connects to
the thesis _________________________________________________
Concluding Sentence(s)
❏ Explain significance of the evidence
_________________________________________________
❏ Transition to next paragraph
Body Paragraph 2

Topic Sentence(s) _________________________________________________


❏ State the argument/purpose of the
paragraph _________________________________________________
❏ Clarify ideas the reader might not
understand in the evidence (who’s _________________________________________________
speaking, what’s happening)
Evidence _________________________________________________
❏ Introduce the quote(s)/detail(s)
_________________________________________________
❏ Record the evidence (quotation
marks & page number if needed) _________________________________________________
Analysis
❏ Explain what the evidence means _________________________________________________
❏ Explain what the evidence proves
or shows _________________________________________________
❏ Explain how the evidence
connects to the thesis _________________________________________________
Concluding Sentence(s)
❏ Explain significance of the
_________________________________________________
evidence _________________________________________________
❏ Transition to next paragraph

Body Paragraph 3 (if necessary)

Topic Sentence(s) _________________________________________________


❏ State the argument/purpose of the
paragraph _________________________________________________
❏ Clarify ideas the reader might not
understand in the evidence (who’s _________________________________________________
speaking, what’s happening)
Evidence _________________________________________________
❏ Introduce the quote(s)/detail(s)
_________________________________________________
❏ Record the evidence (quotation
marks & page number if needed) _________________________________________________
Analysis
❏ Explain what the evidence means _________________________________________________
❏ Explain what the evidence proves
or shows _________________________________________________
❏ Explain how the evidence
connects to the thesis _________________________________________________
Concluding Sentence(s)
❏ Explain significance of the
_________________________________________________
evidence _________________________________________________
❏ Transition to next paragraph

Conclusion

❏ Summarize the thesis and arguments _________________________________________________


from the body paragraphs
_________________________________________________
❏ Show the reader why the topics in
your essay are important for others _________________________________________________
to understand
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________