The One-Chunk Paragraph Elements of a One-Chunk Paragraph with Color Coding 1. Sentence One: Topic Sentence, state the main idea of the paragraph using commentary words 2. Sentence Two: Concrete Detail #1, lead into a direct quote or state a specific detail 3. Sentence Three – Commentary that explains concrete detail #1, what it means, what it suggests 4. Sentence Four: More commentary that explains concrete detail #1 5. Sentence Five: Concluding Sentence, restate the main idea, use different words Concrete Details • • • • • • Facts Details What a character says What a character does What is right there in the text Play by play Example of a Concrete Detail • Janet said to the new girl, “We don’t wear Bobby Boo Boo jeans here. What a dork!” Commentary • • • • • Opinions Interpretations What the text does not say What the reader thinks Color commentary Example of Commentary Janet let the new girl know in an unfriendly way that her clothing was unacceptable. Prompt Describe Goldilocks’ personality in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Find evidence from the story to support your response and explain it. Paragraph Template In the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, Goldilocks can be described as ____________. For example, she ________________________ ______________________________. This behavior suggests _________________________ ___________________________. It also shows that______________________________________ ___________. Goldilocks certainly is ___________. Prompt 2 Write a one-chunk paragraph that describes Rainsford or Zaroff in “The Most Dangerous Game” or a one-chunk paragraph that describes the narrator in “The Rights to the Streets of Memphis.” Use the template and color code your paragraph. Paragraph Template – Paragraph 1 In the story _________________, ___________ can be described as ____________. For example, __________ says, “_________________________ ___________” (page number). This suggests _________________________________________ ___________________________. It also shows that______________________________________ ___________. ________ certainly is ___________.