Name_________________________________________________________________________ Class Period___________________
You will be writing a 5-paragraph essay based on the following prompt:
The three body paragraphs will be:
Evaluation of your response of Morrie’s big idea. (Session 2)
Description/evaluation of one of the lessons Morrie shares with Mitch. (Session 5/6)
Explanation of which lesson was more meaningful (and avoid phrases like, “I think” or “I believe” . . . we already know it’s what you think or believe because you are the author)
You will need to include smooth transitions between these three paragraphs so that your ideas flow.
Compose an introductory paragraph. o Your thesis statement (or a revised, better version of it) must be your last sentence of that paragraph. o You should include the title and author in the first or second sentence. o You can and should use details from various responses in your introduction. o Refer to session 1
Compose a concluding paragraph. o Re-word the thesis. You are NOT copying and pasting the same sentence, but you ARE restating the same, basic idea. o Remind the reader of the author and title. o Leave your reader thinking and considering what you feel is the most important lesson to be learned from reading the book.
Be sure to use correct MLA formatting.
Refer to the rubric as you write to be sure you are meeting all requirements.
Use a FORMAL tone and sophisticated vocabulary. Do NOT use “you” or contractions, please.
You MUST print and show evidence of self-editing one rough draft and include it with your final copy.
Your work must be submitted in the following order:
Rubric (with your name on it!)
Rough draft with evidence of self-editing. You have the option to ask a peer to edit your work, as well, but YOU have to take a look at your work with a critical eye on your own.