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Writing The (3) Chunk Paragraph

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Amanda Brown

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Writing The (3) Chunk Paragraph
3 Chunk Paragraph

1)

Topic Sentence
2)

Concrete Detail
3)

Commentary
4)

Commentary
5)

Concrete Detail
6)

Commentary
7)

Commentary
8)

Concrete Detail
9)

Commentary
10)

Commentary
11)

Concluding Sentence

Chunk Paragraphs:

Meant to make writing

easier

for students
.
Gives you a way to organize your thoughts.
Topic Sentence or Claim
:
Topic sentences
explain what your paragraph is about.
It must have a
subject
as well as something you need to
PROVE
in your paragraph.
Another name for a
topic sentence is
CLAIM
.
CD

+
CM
+
CM
= 1 "Chunk"
The
job
of each chunk is
to
prove your topic sentence!
Concrete Details
(CD)
Concrete details are
FACTS
.
They are the
evidence
that
proves
your
topic sentence
.
CDs

include
:
evidence
examples
quotes
illustrations
specifics
proof.
3 Chunk Paragraph

1)

Topic Sentence
2)

Concrete Detail
3)

Commentary
4)

Commentary
5)

Concrete Detail
6)

Commentary
7)

Commentary
8)

Concrete Detail
9)

Commentary
10)

Commentary
11)

Concluding Sentence

Commentary
(CM)
Commentary
sentences are
YOUR
thoughts.
They add analysis, opinion, feelings, and insight about the
concrete detail
that came directly before them, and
answer the question:
“So what?”
Some Sentence Starters for
CMs
:

This shows that...
This is important because...
And
FINALLY...
Concluding Sentences:
Concluding sentences
"wrap up"
your paragraph.
They offer your
final
statement on the
topic sentence
.
A good
concluding sentence
should answer the question:
"Why is this important?"
They
DO NOT
just repeat the
topic sentence
.
Now you...
EXAMPLE:

(T)Las Vegas is the most surreal city anywhere in the world.
(CD)For instance, the center of the city is full of different kinds of buildings including a two-thirds scale Eiffel Tower, a giant black glass pyramid, a scaled-down replica of the New York skyline, and a faux Medieval castle.
(CM)The whole place reminds me of a big amusement park like Disneyland with its different “lands.”
(CM)It’s as if each building was constructed in isolation without any consideration of the other buildings.
(CD)In addition, this center is surrounded by a sprawl of suburbs housing close to two million people and stretching out into the desert.
(CM)I always wonder what made so many people want to live in such an inhospitable place.
(CM)All those people and houses almost seem as if they traveled across the wasteland and gathered to pay homage to the weird buildings in the center.
(CS)Las Vegas is such a strange city, it is hard to believe it actually exists unless you actually go there and experience it for yourself.
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