Micro-theme - Deer Valley Unified School District

Micro-theme - Deer Valley Unified School District

Microtheme What is a microtheme? The MICROTHEME, a brief essay limited to one side of a 5" x 8" index card, is an ideal instrument for painlessly increasing the written content of a course. Brief, and thus easily graded, it is educationally sound, for a great deal of thinking must precede the writing.

1st Sentence Restate the question or prompt, include a thesis statement (your opinion, feeling), and include the 3 details you will be discussing. A thesis statement

(ex. I, we,you) This might be a long sentence so watch your sentence structure to make sure you dont use run-on sentences! (Think about using a semicolon. ) never uses a pronoun.

2nd Sentence Address the first point (detail) you introduced in your thesis statement. 3rd Sentence Provide evidence from the text (cite and example)

that supports your statement from the 2nd sentence. 4th Sentence Analysis of your example provided in the sentence.

Explain how or why your example answers the prompt. 3rd 5th Sentence Address the second point (detail) you introduced in your thesis statement.

6th Sentence Provide evidence from the text (cite and example) that supports your statement from the 5th sentence. 7th Sentence Analysis of your example provided in the

sentence. Explain how or why your example answers the prompt 6th 8th Sentence

Address the third point (detail) you introduced in your thesis statement. 9th Sentence Provide evidence from the text (cite and example) that supports your statement from the 8th sentence.

10th Sentence Analysis of your example provided in the sentence. Explain how or why your example answers the prompt.

9th 11th Sentence ! y a r o o H

This is your conclusion sentence that restates the thesis and wraps up the piece with a nice bow! Your entire microtheme will be 11 - 12 sentences

total! Hooray!

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