This Strengthen Body Paragraphs by Connecting Evidence to the Claim video also includes:
A paragraph can fall apart if it is missing commentary or reasoning; simply stating evidence that supports a claim is not enough. Improve body paragraphs by adding sentences that connect the evidence to the claim. A video models how to compose a complete body paragraph by rereading an outline, finding connections between ideas, and drafting new joining sentences.
- Class members can watch the video, and then compose their own body paragraphs
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- The video series is based on a specific text; however, the technique could be used for any assignment