Why would one young adult choose a chocolate covered, crème filled donut for breakfast while another chooses a bowl of rough-ground oatmeal topped with organic honey and blueberries?” I believe the reason rests with the lack of education on nutrition and with not having been introduced to healthy foods during early, formative years. Much eating pleasure and good health can be found eating nutritional foods. Among the strongest choices are blueberries, almonds, and salmon.
Interest Catcher Ends with “Bing, Bang, and Bongo”
In any expository/explanatory essay, “Bing, bang, and bongo” are replacement words that represent your three items you will justify in your essay. In this foods essay, they represent your three food choices. Blueberries (bing), almonds (bang), and salmon (bongo) IN INCREASING ORDER OR IMPORTANCE!
This is your THESIS STATEMENT and always appears at the end of your Interest Catcher (opening paragraph.)
Thesis Statements from 3 Interest Catchers
* “Much eating pleasure and good health can be found eating nutritional foods. Among the strongest choices are blueberries, almonds, and salmon.”
* “I purposefully picked my way through the
‘battlefield’ and chose foods containing nutritious
ingredients including blueberries, almonds, and
* “After much research, I have decided the three that best meet the needs of my body and palate are blueberries, almonds, and salmon.”
“Bing, Bang, Bongo” Paragraphs
These three paragraphs make the body of your essay.
Each of these three paragraphs prove one element of your thesis statement.
Using your writing packet, please open to the exemplary paragraphs by sixth graders. We will analyze this paragraph using the Jane Shaffer Method using colored pens.
“Bing, Bang, Bongo” Paragraphs continued…
Be sure to include appropriate transitions for each section
Using your research, provide adequate information to prove your conclusion
Present research that we can understand and use
Conclusion is a summary that restates “Bing, Bang, and Bongo)
Conclusion reiterates the value of each of your food choices.
Conclusion challenges the reader to make a change for the better.
Our Writing Plan – Rough Draft
Confirm your choices for “Bing, Bang, and Bongo” and make changes if needed
Analyze the amount of data you have and its relevance to this essay. Do you need to do more research to make your conclusion convincing?
Create a rough draft of your essay – in pencil, skipping lines
Participate in two peer-editing conferences using the sheet I provided