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    Language Arts Resources
    Blog responses:
    What you agree/disagree with
    What you like/dislike
    What it reminds you of in your own reading/life
    What it made you think about
    A question you might have 
    Basic Essay Format

    Introductory Paragraph:


                TAG (title, author, genre) and main idea of story

                Thesis Statement (answer to the essay prompt) and three reasons

    3 Body Paragraphs:

                Topic Sentence (reason 1) (reason 2) (reason 3)

                Evidence (event from the story or quote, including page #)

                Explanation of evidence and how it supports the thesis


    Conclusion Paragraph:

                Restate the thesis

                Summarize 3 reasons

                Concluding thought


    Thesis Statement:

    Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence.