We have been working on writing a strong paragraph that explains the beginning of our semester long project. The graphic organizer needed to complete this part of the assignment will be available at the bottom of this post.
In this paragraph you will:
Working with the TIEA graphic organizer:
First go to the "Your Community" box on page one of the graphic organizer. In this box you will identify which of your communities you feel most connected to and most would like to learn about and would like to help. Remember that you want to be as specific as you can.
EXAMPLE: Middle age Latino Males in South Central.
Next to the "three main problems in your community" box. In this box you will identify what are three main problems in your community. List them out as they come and you do not need to place them in order.
Next you will analyze your three identified problems. Figure out how these problems are connected. Once you have found the connection decide which of the three is the root of the problems. In other words which is the biggest and most important problem in your community. You will then circle the biggest, most important problem.
After you have identified your biggest problem move to the "topic sentence" box and create a powerful topic sentence. The easiest way to do this is to follow this sentence frame. I am a member of the community and the biggest problem facing our community is .