Paragraph Outline Discussion

A PROBLEM, SOLUTION, RESULT PARAGRAPH ON FOOD

This is a new type of paragraph. It is a PROBLEM, SOLUTION, RESULT paragraph. Using one of the articles that we read on food, immigration, or education, we will write a paragraph about the problem, solution and result.

Use this guide to help you write your third paragraph using complete sentences.

Topic sentence including article name and author, the problem, solution and result.

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Transition + Main point 1 sentence (what is the problem in the article?) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Quote from the chapter that shows the problem: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(pg#___)

Explanation why the quote proves this is a problem: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EXAMPLE:

Transition + Your Idea: First of all, the main probelm presented in this article is lack of housing.

Quote: The reporter explains that, “For every 100 people in Cleveland, there are 25 apartments”. (section 26)

Explanation: Clearly, there are not enough places for people to live if there are only apartments for 1/4 of the population.

Transition + Main point 2 sentence- (What did the group do to try to solve the problem ?) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Quote from the chapter that shows one way they tried to solve the problem : ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(pg#___)

Explanation why the quote proves they tried to solve the problem: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Transition + Main point 3 sentence-( What was the result? Did they solve the problem?):

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Quote from the chapter that shows what the result was: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(pg#___)

Explanation why the quote shows the result: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Concluding sentence: (restate your 3 main ideas)

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Example Transitions

Main point transitions- Add one of these before your 3 main ideas

  • First, To begin. To start with, Primarily
  • Second, Also, Next, In addition,
  • Third, Furthermore, Next, In addition

Quote transitions- Add one of these before your quote

  • The author explains, The author describes, The author states
  • The writer says, The writer explains, ……remembers
  • …… tells, …….. complains, ……..thinks
  • ……… says, ………. whispers, ………. describes

Explanations transitions- Add one of these before your explanations

  • This quote shows that
  • This quote means
  • In other words
  • What the author is saying is
  • This means that
  • This is a great example ofTurn in Paragraph 3After you write and type up paragraph 3, submit it here.

    Steps to complete this assignments:

    • Write paragraph about one problem from one of our three articles about food insecurity, immigration, or education.
    • Use Microsoft word to type all the sentences together into a paragraph and SAVE on your computer.
    • Click on Submit Assignment
    • Choose your file and submit.
    • To review the steps, watch “How to” video.

    Assignment due: Sunday 11:59 pm.

    Rubric

    Paragraph 3

    Paragraph 3
    Criteria Ratings Pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParagraph Format
    4 ptsGreat job!Your paragraph looks like a well typed paragraph. 2 ptsNo yet!Your paragraph is not typed together OR you did not double-space. 0 ptsNo paragraph formatYou need to type your sentences into a paragraph format.
    4 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle
    1 ptsGreat job!Your title is centered and interesting! 0 ptsNo TitleI don’t see your title.
    1 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Sentence
    10 ptsGreat job!Your topic sentence is complete with topic, and what you will say about the topic. You also include the name of the book and the author. 5 ptsNot yet!You are missing something important in your topic sentence. 0 ptsNo topic sentenceI do not see a topic sentence (first sentence) that introduces your topic or main ideas.
    10 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMain idea oneTransition + Quote,
    Transition + Explanation
    10 ptsGreat job!You have a complete main idea 1- you include a compete main idea sentence, a quote, and an explanation. You have transitions in all of your sentences. 6 ptsNot yet!Your main point 1 is missing something important. 0 ptsNo main point 1I don’t see your main point 1.
    10 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMain idea two
    10 ptsGreat job!You have a complete main idea 2- you include a compete main idea sentence, a quote, and an explanation. You have transitions in all of your sentences. 6 ptsNot yet!Your main point 2 is missing something important. 0 ptsNo Main point 2I don’t see your main point 2
    10 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMain idea three
    10 ptsGreat job!You have a complete main idea 3- you include a compete main idea sentence, a quote, and an explanation. You have transitions in all of your sentences. 6 ptsNot yet!Your main point 3 is missing something important. 0 ptsNo Main point 3I don’t see your main point 3
    10 pts
    This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConcluding Sentence
    5 ptsGreat job!Your concluding sentence is well written and restates your topic sentence. 1.67 ptsNot yet!You are missing something important in your concluding sentence. 0 ptsNo concluding sentence.I don’t see your concluding sentence.
    5 pts
    Total Points: 50

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