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*The Outsiders - EQFU notes

The Outsiders:  Essential Question Wrap-Up rev 2/21


*Miscellaneous:

  • Write in 3rd person.

  • Cite from two sources.

  • Full Length Text

  • “Short Text”

  • Capitalize Greasers & Socials.

  • Look over the rubric!


*Introductory paragraph:

  • For title/author & overview focus on The Outsiders first.  Follow this with the same information for your second source.    

  • In the overview, make sure you connect to the question you’re answering.

  • End with your claim/thesis.


*Body paragraph #1:

  • Use support from The Outsiders for the first body paragraph.

  • Transition/mention the source and the claim/thesis in the topic sentence, as well as providing a general overview of your first support (look at your main idea on your plan sheet).

  • Use ICE format for text evidence 

    • Introduce your text evidence:  What’s happening in the scene?  Who’s involved?

    • Cite:  Use direct lines from the text.  Include page number(s) as follows:

      • “Words words words”  (Hinton 27).

    • Explain:  How does your support prove your claim/thesis?


*Body paragraph #2:

  • Use support from “The Interrupters”, “For Many Latina Teens, Gang Life Adds to Stress”, or a source of your choosing.   

  • Transition/mention the source and the claim/thesis in the topic sentence, as well as providing a general overview of your second support (look at your main idea on your plan sheet).

  • Use ICE format for text support 

    • Introduce your support:  What’s happening in the scene?

    • Cite:  Use direct lines from the text.  Include line numbers for the article as your in-text citation.   

    • Explain:  How does your support prove your claim?


*Conclusion:

  • Restate your thesis.

  • Summarize your main points.

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