Writing a body paragraph

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A.P. U.S. History
Mrs. Civitella
The body paragraphs- BEST
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Take the reader back to your thesis (concluding sentence)
egin with a topic sentence
xplain your answer
upport your answer with outside information (o.i.)
Do you know this mnemonic?
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Watch as I do one….
What economic, social, and
ethnic conditions typical of the
early southern colonies were
generally absent in the New
England and middle colonies?
To organize this paragraph I ask myself….
What were the economic differences between the
southern, New England, and middle colonies?
Organizing the body paragraph
What economic,
social, and ethnic
conditions typical
of the early
southern colonies
were generally
absent in the New
England and
middle colonies?
Begin with a topic sentence
Explain your answer
Support your answer with outside
information (o.i.)
Take the reader back to your thesis
(concluding sentence)
Writing my economic body paragraph- BEST
There were very different economic conditions in the southern
colonies from 1607-1775, as compared to the New England and middle
colonies . As a result of the introduction of tobacco to Virginia by John
Rolfe in 1610, Virginia grew into a one crop plantation economy. Other
plantation crops grown in the south were rice and indigo grown in the
Carolinas and Georgia. The export of these plantation crops
dominated the southern economy. The geography of New England was
not conducive to large-scale plantation crops. In comparison, the
economy in New England was based on fur, fish, and timber. Furs were
exchanged with Native Americans, fisheries were established all along
the New England coast, and the many forests resulted in lumber being
a primary export product during the mercantilist colonial period. The
only industry allowed during the colonial era was shipbuilding. In the
middle colonies, cattle and grain were exported through the profitable
seaport cities of New York and Philadelphia. The early establishment
of plantation crops created a very different economic structure in the
southern colonies as compared to the New England and middle
colonies.
Let’s try one together… social
What were the social differences between the southern,
New England, and middle colonies?
The body paragraphs- BEST
B
E
S
Take the reader back to your thesis (concluding sentence)
egin with a topic sentence
xplain your answer
upport your answer with outside information (o.i.)
Try the ethnic paragraph yourself..
What economic,
social, and ethnic
conditions typical
of the early
southern colonies
were generally
absent in the New
England and
middle colonies?
Begin with a topic sentence
Explain your answer
Support your answer with
outside information (o.i.)
Take the reader back to
your thesis (concluding
sentence)

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