Writing - MELCon Template Lord of the Flies

English 9 students were able to produce some excellent essays using this template for writing a summative essay

 

Formatting is not perfect here, so use the google doc if still available

https://docs.google.com/document/edit?hgd=1&id=10hAIaAOKq-lq8qyG9KUvdO1o7-ccZYGm8-DUb7GvDbs

https://docs.google.com/a/menomoneefallsschools.org/document/d/10hAIaAOKq-lq8qyG9KUvdO1o7-ccZYGm8-DUb7GvDbs/edit

Make a copy of this file and edit in your class folder

 

MEL-Con Template –

Thesis -> In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the children could have set up a viable community had they gotten past human nature.

 

  1. Highlight one of the following topic sentence starts to use in your template:

Piggy is not appreciated for what he does

Ralph and Jack do not work together

Simon has the potential to save the group

Roger needs to be controlled

The littluns need structure

 

  1. Highlight a transition to tie topic sentence into thesis (you may write one of your own):

in order to

so that

, and therefore

because

, but

 

3. Tie topic sentence to thesis (finish the sentence):

 

 



  1. Transition to first Example/Evidence (highlight one)  

A good first example of this is

One good example of this is

A first piece of evidence to support this is

First of all

First off

To start

An interesting fact to support this is

One notable example is

To begin with

One reason is

One way this is true is

This can first be seen when

It is important to first note

A perfect first instance is

 

 

  1. Evidence/Example    - finish sentence and present evidence (This is when you set up the context of your 1st quote. Provide who, when, why, where, etc. so that the situation is clearly explained before providing textual evidence.  This part is just a quick summary of the situation)
  2. Evidence/Example - AWE (Transition into quotes using phrases like “Ralph says,”  or “Piggy exclaims,” or “The narrator states,”.  Don’t just plop quotes onto the page without leading into them.

 

 




 

 




  1. Explain - (Link the quote to the main idea.  This is when you explain how the quote illustrates the main point.

 

 



  1. Transition to second example(highlight one)  

A good second example of this is

Another good example of this is

A second  piece of evidence to support this is

Another important aspect is

Moreover

Additionally

In addition

This can also be seen by

An even stronger example is


 

  1. Evidence/Example    - finish sentence and present evidence (This is when you set up the context of your 2nd quote. Provide who, when, why, where, etc. so that the situation is clearly explained before providing textual evidence.  This part is just a quick summary of the situation)
  2. Evidence/Example - AWE (Transition into quotes using phrases like “Ralph says,”  or “Piggy exclaims,” or “The narrator states,”.  Don’t just plop quotes onto the page without leading into them.

 

 




 

 




  1. Explain - (Link the quote to the main idea.  This is when you explain how the quote illustrates the main point.

 

 




  1. Transition to third example (highlight one)  

Finally

The best example is when

A final great example is

Most importantly

A third example of this is

A final piece of evidence to support this is


 

  1.  Evidence/Example    - finish sentence and present evidence (This is when you set up the context of your 3rd quote. Provide who, when, why, where, etc. so that the situation is clearly explained before providing textual evidence.  This part is just a quick summary of the situation)
  2. Evidence/Example - AWE (Transition into quotes using phrases like “Ralph says,”  or “Piggy exclaims,” or “The narrator states,”.  Don’t just plop quotes onto the page without leading into them.

 

 






 



  1. Explain - (Link the quote to the main idea.  This is when you explain how the quote illustrates the main point.



 



16. Concluding statement and clincher (Do not use the exact words from your topic sentence. Think about what the reader learned)

 

 





17-20.  Copy and paste all of the parts of your template here to form a paragraph.