Children Acting as Adults

Children Acting as Adults: Responding to Literature

Note: this a guide to writing an essay. It is not an instruction sheet.
You may have different topics than the three suggested below.
You may have more than three topics.
Please see your teacher for help if you are confused or become frustrated.

Introduction: (Click HERE for more help on writing introductions and conclusions.)

                Attention-getting sentence

                3 Topic sentences of 3 paragraphs

                Overall topic sentence: e.g. The main character in Jumping Mountains, by Kevin McAlister (Fraser Press, 2010), perseveres and finds a way to take care of herself despite the hardships of life.

 

Main Paragraph 1:

                Topic sentence: e.g. Robin finds a way to protect himself.

                Evidence from the novel explained in your own words and incorporating quotations

                Restated topic sentence

 

Main Paragraph 2:

                Topic sentence: e.g. Robin also finds a way to provide for himself, both physically and emotionally.

                Evidence from the novel explained in your own words and incorporating quotations

                Restated topic sentence

 

Main Paragraph 3:

                Topic sentence: e.g. Finally, Robin finds a way to contribute to her society.

                Evidence from the novel explained in your own words and incorporating quotations

                Restated topic sentence

 

Conclusion:

                Main topic sentence rephrased: e.g. Robin, in Jumping Mountains by Kevin McAlister, is teenager who has to fend for herself.

                3 topic sentences rephrased in reverse order: e.g. She not only protects herself from her abusive parents but also provides for herself both physically and emotionally. Most importantly, she finds a way to become a productive and contributing member of society.

                Memorable sentence: e.g. Kevin McAlister’s powerful novel will inspire readers, twelve to fourteen years old, to persevere in the face of hardships and reach for happiness in life.

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