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Name: ______________________________________ Block: ____

Mastery Work: Things Fall Apart (Essay Outline)

Directions: Write a well-organized essay that includes an introduction, three body


paragraphs, and a conclusion that addresses theme in the novel Things Fall Apart.

Questions for Theme Analysis


1. What do characters do that helps illustrate this idea?
2. What do characters say that helps to illustrate this idea?
3. What events take place in the work that help to illustrate this idea?

THESIS STATEMENT (Based on your topic, clearly state what the theme of the novel is):
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GATHERING EVIDENCE/TOPIC SENTENCES: Use the organizer below to begin to gather


evidence for your essay. Consider the "Questions for Theme Analysis" above to choose the best
evidence possible.

Body Paragraph #1
TOPIC SENTENCE:

Evidence #1 (cited correctly) Explanation #1

Evidence #2 (cited correctly) Explanation #2


Body Paragraph #2
TOPIC SENTENCE:

Evidence #1 (cited correctly) Explanation #1

Evidence #2 (cited correctly) Explanation #2

Body Paragraph #3
TOPIC SENTENCE:

Evidence #1 (cited correctly) Explanation #1

Evidence #2 (cited correctly) Explanation #2