The Basic/Mini Essay
This page updated: 11/28/2019
Paragraph Parts vs. Essay Parts
To write a successful essay, you need to be clear on the similarities and differences between a topic sentence and a thesis statement, a supporting detail and a body paragraph, and a conclusion/clincher sentence and a conclusion paragraph. Let's explore that here.
Let's look at topic sentences and thesis statements in action to further understand their similarities and differences. Here is a link to the document I talk about in the video. Because it is another student's work, it is not printable. Parents, contact me if you would like to have a hard copy.
Using Mrs. G's example, discuss the differences and similarities listed in the next activity. Complete a Venn Diagram.
Use the videos, past word list, and printables to help you.