• For today's opinion paragraph:

    First choose which knowledge you think will most help Samuel find his parents. Choose 1( Reading sign, Knowledge of Forest or Knowledge of Indians) 

    Before you start your paragraph, read over the evidence and elaboration you can choose from. This is what will support your opinion.

    Use the sentence starter Mrs. Kratz gave you. Remember you need two reasons to support your opinion. Each reason must have evidence and elaboration.

    Some sample evidence and elaboration stems are listed below. You don't have to use them, but you certainly can.

    Your final sentence is like your first but using different words.

     

    Evidence stems:                                        

    The text says...                                          

    According to the story...                              

    The text states...

    Elaboration stems:

    This is important because...

    This shows that...

     

    Remember to reread your whole paragraph when you are done!