Writing Checklist Character Lit Essay

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Writing Checklist - Character Lit Essay

Write an introduction

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Provides background info so reader can understand the topic

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Clearly states the claim

*Shows reader how the essay will unfold

Build support for your claim

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Includes relevant text evidence to support three arguments

Explains how reasons and evidence support the claim and strengthen the argument

*Thinks beyond the literal details in the text by analyzing author’s reasons and character motivations

Write a conclusion

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Restates claim and important points (arguments to support claim)

*Offers final thoughts for reader to consider

Organize your writing

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Structures essay into paragraphs

Arranges reasons and evidence logically

Use Transition Words

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Connects ideas using phrases such as

for instance, in addition, one

reason, furthermore, this evidence suggests

Edit and polish your writing

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Uses sources and strategies to check correct spelling

Punctuates sentences correctly

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