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					English I
Ms. Ross

                                                 Transition, Lead-In, Quote
                                                           (TLQ)


Transition               +                          Lead-In                          +                  Quote


Transition Word(s)   +   Set Up Situation    +      Situation       +         Pronoun       +    Verb   +    Quote

For example,             when                    context of the quote         he                 claims      dialogue or
For instance,            before                  (a brief description         she                says        anything in the
In addition,             because                 of what is happening         it                 reveals     text
Also,                    while                   when the quote appears       they               explains
Secondly,                during                  in the text- but this does   character’s name   observes
Furthermore,             after                   not state what the quote                        believes
However,                 even though             says)
Finally,                 as                      answers: who? what?
Lastly,                  since                   when? where?



Use this formula every time you introduce a concrete detail in a paragraph. Do not leave out any of these steps.

Read your TLQ carefully to make sure it is just one smooth sentence without run ons.
English I
Ms. Ross

                                               Examples of TLQs


Use examples from the summer reading – Of Mice and Men and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

				
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