Introduction (6-8 sentences)

Lead-in (attention getter)

Family is very important in my life and knowing our backgrounds is necessary to learn where we come from.

Build up to thesis statement

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

My family is a big part in every person lives and is veryb important to know the paternal lineage, the maternal lineage, and also our current family’s story

Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)

My father’s lineage is all from Monterrey, Mexico

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

My great-grandparents and my grandparents from my father’s side and also my father they were all born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico.

Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

My parental lineage are all Mexicans

Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 2

My maternal lineage comes from a little town in Mexico called Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon

Supporting details

My great-grandparents and my grandparents and also my mother were born in Mexico but my grandparents decided to move to Texas .

Concluding sentence

My mother lineage are Mexicans but also USA citizens

Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 3

My current family’s story is that my mother was born in California and my father in Mexico so we are a mix of both countries

Supporting details

For example I was born in Mexico my sister in California and my brother in Texas.

Concluding sentence

Our current family is a little mix we have USA citizens but we are also Mexicans .

Conclusion (6-8 sentences)

Paraphrase thesis statement

My family’s lineage is very interesting because we have both countries USA and Mexico in our heart

Paraphrase topic sentences

My mother and father lineage are a mix up of Mexico and USA

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

Family’s lineage is really important to our currents lives because is interesting knowing our backgrounds