You will eventually put introductions and conclusions on your essays, or start combining them into multi-paragraph essays, or even weaving paraphrasing and other elements into your essays. But by the end of eighth grade you must be able to write a strong, simple essay.
[indent] Part One: Answer the question in a complete sentence (or two), restating the prompt as part of your answer. Part Two: “Cite text evidence correctly. This could be more than one sentence” (17). Part Three: Give context using one or two sentences; tell what’s going on in the story when your evidence happens. Part Four: Explain why your evidence shows your answer is right (in two to three sentences).