TIED Paragraph Writing

T. Topic sentence

I. Introduce evidence

E. Evidence – Quotation

D. Discuss quotation and give details

Please note:

  • A good paragraph is at least 7 sentences.
  • Remember not to use I/my/me.

Four Steps of Close Reading

  1. Circle words you don’t know.  Write a line to the definition.
  2. Underline/highlight what you think is important and summarize it in the margin.
  3. Put an arrow → next to something you agree or disagree with and state why in the margin.
  4. Write questions in the margins.