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Homework

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013

Signed PSSA paper returned

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, MARCH 12-14, 2013

Writing PSSAs-  please encourage your child to go to bed early, eat a good breakfast, and most importantly DO THEIR BEST on the test!!!!!

Writing PSSA Reminders:

 

©  1st paragraph

 

            A = Attention Grabber

            M = Movie Trailers – sneak peak of 3 topics

            T = Thesis – answers prompt and contains 3 topics

 

 

©  Final Paragraph

  • sum up your 3 topics
  • restate your thesis
  • leave the reader with something to think about

 

 

3 is the magic number  = 3 topics with 3 explanations = 3 body paragraphs

 

 

Use transitions between paragraphs

 

Don’t use “weed” in your paper = NO slang and NO contractions

 

 

NO  lowercase “i”

 

Use facts and not opinions!!!!

 

 

If in doubt, don’t do it!!!!  Do what you know!!!!

 

 

 

Make sure you complete the

 

  1. Magic 3 organizer

 

  1. Write a rough draft.  Then edit, edit, edit…

 

  1. Write the final draft as neat as you can in your answer book…. Print if you have to….

 

 

Answer the question/prompt completely and use examples if they ask for them!!!!!!

 

Take your time and you will do fine!!!!

 

 

 

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