How to Write an Argumentative Paragraph Using Say, Mean, Matter

To use Say, Mean, Matter when writing a paragraph students must follow a set of rules.

  1.  Students must write a topic sentence in this instance the topic sentence is:

I would have quit Valley Forge because of poor living conditions.

2.  Next, students must answer the question, what is the document saying.  In this
instance, students must use Document B.

Doc B-Valley Forge 7%2F12.JPG

In the engraving, I see…(be sure to mention what you see)

3.  Now you must describe what you see means to you.

When I see people without shoes that tells me…

4.  Finally, you must describe how the picture is helping you decide to quit Valley Forge.

I would quit Valley Forge because…

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