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                                 The Giver Essay 
Writing Application Standard 2.4 Write persuasive compositions: a. State a clear position or
perspective in support of a proposition or proposal. b. Describe the points in support of the
proposition, employing well-articulated evidence. c. Anticipate and address reader concerns and
counterarguments.

Writing Strategies Standard 1.1 Organization and Focus. Create an organizational structure
that balances all aspects of the composition and uses effective transitions between sentences to
unify important ideas.

Writing Strategies Standard 1.2 Organization and Focus. Support all statements and claims
with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.

Prompt/Thesis:
        You will be writing a persuasive essay based on the novel The Giver in which
                  you will support ONE of the following thesis statements:

       1) Living in the Giver community is better than living in a modern urban city.
       2) Living in a modern urban city is better than living in the Giver community.



  Your essay should be five paragraphs with a minimum of 5 sentences per paragraph.
Complete the outline below to organize your paper before you begin writing.

I.     Paragraph one Introduction:
       a. Interesting hook to draw reader into paper: _________________________________

       b. Title of work paper is based on: _____________________________

       c. Author of work: ______________________________________________________

       d. Brief plot summary: __________________________________________________

       ______________________________________________________________________

       e. Thesis Statement: _____________________________________________________

               1) Reason #1:_____________________________________________________

               2) Reason #2:_____________________________________________________

               3) Reason #3:_____________________________________________________



II.    Paragraph two First Body Paragraph:
       a. Topic Sentence introducing Reason #1:____________________________________

       b. Statement of why Reason #1 is significant:__________________________________
       c. Statement connecting Reason #1 to the novel:________________________________

       d. Direct quote from the novel supporting Reason#1:p.___________________________

          _____________________________________________________________________

       e. Statement of how quote/evidence supports Reason #1:_________________________

       f. Statement addressing counter arguments and why your view prevails (rebuttal).
          ____________________________________________________________________

III.   Paragraph three Second Body Paragraph:
       a. Topic Sentence introducing Reason #2:_____________________________________

       b. Statement of why Reason #2 is significant:__________________________________

       c. Statement connecting Reason #2 to the novel:________________________________

       d. Direct quote from the novel supporting Reason #2:p. __________________________

       e. Statement of how quote/evidence supports Reason #2:_________________________

       f. Statement addressing counterarguments and why your view prevails (rebuttal).
          _____________________________________________________________________

IV.    Paragraph four Third Body Paragraph:
       a. Topic Sentence introducing Reason #3:_____________________________________

       b. Statement of why Reason #3 is significant:__________________________________

       c. Statement connecting Reason #3 to the novel:________________________________

       d. Direct quote from the novel supporting Reason #3:p.__________________________

          _____________________________________________________________________

       e. Statement of how quote/evidence supports Reason #3:_________________________

       f. Statement addressing counterarguments and why your view prevails (rebuttal).
          _____________________________________________________________________

V.     Paragraph five Conclusion
       a. Restate thesis in a creative, original way: ___________________________________

       b. Restate Reasons in a creative, original way: ________________________________

       c. Conclude with a thought provoking question, a quotation, or a call for action.
       ________________________________________________________________________
       *Once you have created the above outline, put transitions between your sentences to
       unify important ideas and make your ideas flow. Then write your essay.

								
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