Name: English 7IA E11 Date: Period: Aim: How can we compose a short response paragraph? Do Now: Directions: Carefully read the following text. Underline or highlight any details that support this statement: The boy was worried about where Mrs. Jones was taking him. Sweat popped out on the boy’s face and he began to struggle. Mrs. Jones stopped, jerked him around in front of her, put a half-nelson about his neck, and continued to drag him up the street. When she got to her door, she dragged the boy inside, down a hall, and into a large kitchenette furnished room at the rear of the house. She switched on the light and left the door open. The boy could hear other roomers laughing and talking in the large house. Some of their doors were open, too, so he knew he and the woman were not alone. The woman still had him by the neck in the middle of her room. *** Do Now Ends Here *** Topic Sentence Detail # 1 Detail # 2 Commentary Short Response Outline Use P.O.Q. (part of the question) to create a topic sentence For example, detail from the text that supports your argument in the topic sentence. Another example is detail from the text that supports your argument in the topic sentence. This shows that – or – This is because – or – This reveals that Explain what the detail teaches or reveals about the topic. As a result, restate the topic sentence. Closing Sentence **Reminder – You can always add more details and/or more commentary but you cannot do less! Identifying Actions: Summarize Roger’s actions on page 2 of Thank You Ma,am Summarize Mrs. Jones’ actions on page 2 of Thank You Ma,am 1. Composing Short Response Paragraphs: Topic Sentences: Choose One to write about! 1. Mrs. Jones’ actions were justified in Thank You Ma,am. 2. Roger deserved the treatment that he received from Mrs. Jones in Thank You, Ma’am. 3. Mrs Jones’ actions were not justified in Thank You Ma,am. 4. Roger did not deserve the treatment that he received from Mrs. Jones in Thank You, Ma’am. Topic Sentence - . For example, . Another example is . This reveals that/shows that/is important because .