Use evidence and examples from the text to support and explain your ideas.
Use key vocabulary from the text/lesson/unit.
Write in complete sentences.
Wrap it up at the end with a proper concluding sentence.
Proofread it before handing it in.
ACE (see image to the left) your paragraph by remembering to answer the question directly, citing evidence that supports your answer and extending your answer by going into more detail about the points you are making.