PARCC Style PRC Format

Basic Structure for PCR’s (Grades 6-11)

for either Informative or Argumentative

RST/LAT

Introductory Paragraph:

Title:

Topic:

Thesis or CLAIM:

Support Paragraph(s): (There could be 1 or 2 support paragraphs)

  • Transition + Reason # 1 to support your claim
  • Textual Evidence #1:
  • Explanation or Analysis of textual evidence (Explain how the evidence links to your claim or thesis statement.)
  • Textual Evidence #2:
  • Explanation or Analysis of textual evidence (Explain how the evidence links to your claim or thesis statement.)

Support Paragraph(s):

  • Transition + Reason # 2 to support your claim
  • Textual Evidence #1:
  • Explanation or Analysis of textual evidence (Explain how the evidence links to your claim or thesis statement.)
  • Textual Evidence #2:
  • Explanation or Analysis of textual evidence (Explain how the evidence links to your claim or thesis statement.)

*Counterclaim for Argumentative Writing only ( Either a statement or a Paragraph)

Conclusion:

Rewrite your thesis or claim  

Take a Risk!! (Only when you have done all of the above)

  • Hook (Rhetorical question, dialogue, famous quote, statistics, description of event, etc.)
  • Imagery (Figurative language, allusions, descriptive language, etc.)
  • Parting Question in the conclusion