• Introduction (6-8 sentences)

  • Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

  • Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

  • Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

  • Conclusion (6-8 sentences)

  • Lead-in (attention getter)

  • Build up to thesis statement

  • Thesis statement (main idea of the essay+essay map: main argument + the three points you’re going to discuss)

  • Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)

  • Supporting details (2-3 examples to support your topic sentence)

  • Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

  • Topic sentence 2

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Topic sentence 3

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Paraphrase thesis statement

  • Paraphrase topic sentences

  • Final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/remember?)

  • I was born in Houston, Texas, raised in the valley. my father came from a town close by the capital of mexico , and my mother came from a small town in Nuevo leon.

  • My dads family has come a long way ever since he lived in san pedro , a town close to the capital of mexico.
    -lived a tough life .
    -has 7 siblings .

  • My moms family came from a small town named El sausito Nuevo leon, she has a big family from both sides of my grandparents i haven’t even met .

  • -she lived the country life working.

    • and helped out my grandparents in their ranch.
      -my mother was the youngest of all the girls in the family.
  • My current family we have been living in the valley close to thirteen years. The other five years of my life we lived in Houston Texas .

  • -lived in Houston for five years .

    • moved to the valley after i turned five years .
  • My family has been something that has been growing and its gonna continue to grow . But most of all I’m proud were my roots come from and i will always carry that pride in my chest.

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The other five years of my life we lived in Houston Texas ."},{"_id":"5410ac15f99783a551a4336e","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":831899,"position":2,"parentId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4336c","content":"Supporting details"},{"_id":"4a78bb3468617b4073000022","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":831910,"position":1,"parentId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4336e","content":"-lived in Houston for five years .\n- moved to the valley after i turned five years .\n"},{"_id":"5410ac15f99783a551a4336f","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":618862,"position":3,"parentId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4336c","content":"Concluding sentence"},{"_id":"5410ac15f99783a551a43370","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":618863,"position":5,"parentId":null,"content":"Conclusion (6-8 sentences)"},{"_id":"5410ac15f99783a551a43371","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":831925,"position":1,"parentId":"5410ac15f99783a551a43370","content":"Paraphrase thesis statement"},{"_id":"4a78d71768617b4073000023","treeId":"5410ac15f99783a551a4335d","seq":831929,"position":1,"parentId":"5410ac15f99783a551a43371","content":"My family has been something that has been growing and its gonna continue to grow . 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