ENG011B English Foundations II Unit 3 Writing Assignment 3.05 Developing Paragraphs
ENG011B | English Foundations II| Unit 3 Writing Assignment|3.05 Developing ParagraphsName: / Date:
Award points for answers as shown below. Starter feedback for correct and incorrect answers is in red. Use or adapt the feedback in this Answer Key as you grade each student paper. If you have suggestions for improving this key, send them to .
Student must read the paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
- 1 point for each answered question for a total of 2 points.
- Read this paragraph and answer the questions that follow.
Country and western music keeps me company all day long. When I get up in the morning, I turn the radio to 97.9, which plays that kind of music nonstop. When I am riding in the car, I tune in to K95 FM. That station plays the older country and western songs. Diedra shares my love for country and western music. She leaves her radio on all night. I don't do that. I like it quiet when I sleep. Jerry, however, likes hard rock. That's too loud for me. It jars my bones. There is some research that claims listening to loud music over a long period of time will cause a person to lose his/her hearing. I wouldn't be surprised if Jerry needs a hearing aid before he is twenty-five.
a. What is the main idea of the paragraph?
b. What is the topic sentence?
Student must write a concluding sentence for the paragraph.
- 1 point for a concluding sentence that summarizes the paragraph and refers back to the introductory sentence for a total of 1 point.
- ½ point may be given for a sentence that is incomplete, does not summarize the paragraph, or does not refer back to the introductory sentence.
- This paragraph needs a concluding sentence.
I would have a difficult time choosing which is my favorite from among the many old-time television series and their characters. Early on, I watched Alfred Hitchcock, Perry Mason, Maverick, and Bonanza. I fell in love with James Garner, and he has continued to be one of my favorite actors. Of course, I always looked forward to Sunday evenings and Walt Disney Presents. Mysteries rank up there among my all-time favorites. Jessica Fletcher kept me glued to the tube one evening a week for years. And then there was Dallas. Who could resist the evil of J.R.? Tom Selleck of Magnum, P.I. is so cool! Peter Falk of Columbo is my idea of an understated hero.
Write a concluding sentence for the above paragraph that summarizes the paragraph and refers back to the introductory sentence.
Student must come up with five subjects for a narrative or directional paragraph.
- 1 point for each subject for a total of 5 points
3. In the space below, brainstorm a list of ideas for a narrative or directional paragraph.
Come up with 5 possible subjects. To help generate some good ideas, think about
the things you know how to do and things that you like. Think of the places you have visited.
Student must select a topic, paragraph type, and then begin writing a draft with all the steps in order.
- ½ point for writing the topic
- ½ point for choosing and writing a paragraph type
- 4 points for writing a paragraph
- 1 point if the steps, events, or directions are in chronological order
- Total of 6 points
4. Now, select a topic from the ideas you brainstormed on the previous question. Decide whether
you will write a narrative paragraph or a directional paragraph. Begin your draft, making sure
to arrange your events, steps, or directions in chronological order.
Student must write a complete sentence using transitional words for each category.
- ½ point each for writing a complete sentence
- ½ point each for using transitional words
- Total of 6 points
(1 point each)
5. Write a complete sentence using transitional words or phrases for each of the categories
below. Examples of transitional words and phrases have been given in the () with each
a. Additional information or sequence (and, furthermore, another, second)
b. Passage of time (before, finally, next, in the meantime)
c. Comparison or Contrast (however, nonetheless, on the other hand, likewise)
d. Conclusion or summary (therefore, as a result, thus, in brief)
e. Acknowledgment (granted, naturally, although you could see that, of course)
f. Direction (beyond, farther, to the right, opposite)Your Score / ___ of 20
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