Introduction (6-8 sentences)
Lead-in (attention getter)
Imagine living the way your grandparents and parents used to live back then?
Build up to thesis statement
Thesis statement (main idea of the essay+essay map: main argument + the three points you’re going to discuss)
Learning about my paternal and maternal history is something that my current family is interested in.
Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences).
Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)
When I interview my father, I learned a lot about my grandparents.
Supporting details (2-3 examples to support your topic sentence)
- My grandfather and grandmother met at Reynosa
-How did they lived
-Raised 6 children
Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)
Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 2
My maternal lineage, I do not know to much about my grandparent.
-Grandfather was from San Luis Potosi and my grandmother was from Tlalcosahua Jalisco.
-My grandfather was her third husband
-They both came to Reynosa
-Grandmother raised 9 children
Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 3
My parents struggle during the years
-My parents were born at Reynosa
-The way they used to live
-They met at work
-Had three children
Conclusion (6-8 sentences)
Paraphrase thesis statement
Paraphrase topic sentences
Interviewing my parents and telling me all the history about my family was really interesting. I can not imagine myself living the way they used to live.
Final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/remember?)