FSA Writes

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A hook, link, and thesis statement/claim
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introduction paragraph
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the last sentence in your introduction that states what your essay is about
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thesis statement
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explaining WHY the evidence matters
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elaborate
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The first sentence or question in an essay to grab the reader's attention
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hook
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The sentence at the beginning of a paragraph that tells the point of the whole paragraph. It has to match support your thesis statement.
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topic sentence
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words that connect ideas together such as to start, to begin with, in conclusion, also, finally
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transition words
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when you use similes, hyperbole or a metaphor in your essay to prove your point
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figurative language
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restate (using different words) the thesis statement and then say deep things about the writing prompt and what people can learn from the texts
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conclusion
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this tells you what to write about in your essay. Watch for key words like Why, How, In what ways
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writing prompt
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an elaboration strategy where you define a word that someone needs to know to understand your essay or writing
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definition
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an elaboration strategy where you show how things are similar or different in your essay or writing
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compare
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an elaboration strategy where you say how things are different in your essay or writing
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contrast
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this is a transition word that means for example
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for instance
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this is when you write a sentence with commas, transition words and big vocabulary.
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complex sentence
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any kind of writing should be called this.
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text or passage
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you should these around titles when you quote or copy from a text
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quotation marks, or these " "
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this is the 1st paragraph after the introduction paragraph and it tells you the first thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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1st body paragraph
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this is the 2nd paragraph after the introduction paragraph and the 1st body paragraph and it tells you the second thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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2nd body paragraph
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this is the 3rd paragraph after the introduction paragraph and the 1st and 2nd body paragraph and it tells you the third thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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3rd body paragraph
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when you disagree with the claim or argument and say why it's wrong
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counterclaim
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the "thesis statement" of an argumentative essay in which you state which side of the argument you are writing about.
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claim
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(Yeah, but) Your answer to the counterclaim. It explains why your reasons are stronger than the other side.
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rebuttal
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this is how we can create our controlling idea/claim for our essay.
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driving sentence ("Write...")
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The type of evidence that uses facts to support a point/controlling idea/claim.
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factual
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The type of evidence that uses a short narrative (story) or experience to support a point/controlling idea/claim.
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anecdotal
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when the author of an essay restates information in their own words.
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paraphrase
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the last statement the author can make to reach out to the reader about the essay topic.
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final thought
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the type of essay in which you argue one side of an argument over another.
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argumentative
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the type of essay in which you inform the reader of a topic, or explain something.
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informative / expository
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the strategy used to dissect the writing prompt to get a better understanding of the task.
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A hook, link, and thesis statement/claim
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introduction paragraph
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the last sentence in your introduction that states what your essay is about
answer
thesis statement
question
explaining WHY the evidence matters
answer
elaborate
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The first sentence or question in an essay to grab the reader's attention
answer
hook
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The sentence at the beginning of a paragraph that tells the point of the whole paragraph. It has to match support your thesis statement.
answer
topic sentence
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words that connect ideas together such as to start, to begin with, in conclusion, also, finally
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transition words
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when you use similes, hyperbole or a metaphor in your essay to prove your point
answer
figurative language
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restate (using different words) the thesis statement and then say deep things about the writing prompt and what people can learn from the texts
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conclusion
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this tells you what to write about in your essay. Watch for key words like Why, How, In what ways
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writing prompt
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an elaboration strategy where you define a word that someone needs to know to understand your essay or writing
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definition
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an elaboration strategy where you show how things are similar or different in your essay or writing
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compare
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an elaboration strategy where you say how things are different in your essay or writing
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contrast
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this is a transition word that means for example
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for instance
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this is when you write a sentence with commas, transition words and big vocabulary.
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complex sentence
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any kind of writing should be called this.
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text or passage
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you should these around titles when you quote or copy from a text
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quotation marks, or these " "
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this is the 1st paragraph after the introduction paragraph and it tells you the first thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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1st body paragraph
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this is the 2nd paragraph after the introduction paragraph and the 1st body paragraph and it tells you the second thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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2nd body paragraph
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this is the 3rd paragraph after the introduction paragraph and the 1st and 2nd body paragraph and it tells you the third thing that you are going to talk about in your essay
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3rd body paragraph
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when you disagree with the claim or argument and say why it's wrong
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counterclaim
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the "thesis statement" of an argumentative essay in which you state which side of the argument you are writing about.
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claim
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(Yeah, but) Your answer to the counterclaim. It explains why your reasons are stronger than the other side.
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rebuttal
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this is how we can create our controlling idea/claim for our essay.
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driving sentence ("Write...")
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The type of evidence that uses facts to support a point/controlling idea/claim.
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factual
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The type of evidence that uses a short narrative (story) or experience to support a point/controlling idea/claim.
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anecdotal
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when the author of an essay restates information in their own words.
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paraphrase
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the last statement the author can make to reach out to the reader about the essay topic.
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final thought
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the type of essay in which you argue one side of an argument over another.
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argumentative
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the type of essay in which you inform the reader of a topic, or explain something.
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informative / expository
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the strategy used to dissect the writing prompt to get a better understanding of the task.
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