This week we will be using unit 4 of the text along with the following prezi to develop and awareness of the basic elements of paragraph structure. I know you have done this before but it is important to do well. Think of each paragraph as a math problem that goes something like this 5=1+1+1+1 [YES 5! Because as Aristotle told us in writing the whole is greater than the sum of its parts]. The main idea and supporting details all come together in such a way that they generate a fairly complete idea. That idea will be added to the ideas of other paragraphs to generate another over-arching idea.
Please bring your book this week and check out the following prezi.
1. Main Ideas and Details https://prezi.com/mu6zgcndudvu/copy-of-main-idea-and-relevant-details/
2. Topic and supporting sentences http://prezi.com/r4p1iw_azo3q/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
In class writing
The Marshmallow experiment: