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Writing Prompt Explanatory - Rules 6-8 (Grade 6)

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Instructions: Write a detailed essay on the prompt below. Use the following checklist to guide your writing:

□ My paper has an effective beginning, middle, and end.
□ My paper includes effective use of paragraphing.
□ My paper stays on the topic.
□ My paper flows smoothly from one idea to another.
□ My paper contains a strong controlling idea.
□ My paper includes specific and relevant details, reasons, and examples.
□ My paper uses precise and vivid language.
□ My paper contains sentences that are clear and varied in structure.
□ My paper includes correct grammar/usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

You have rules at home. You have rules at school. You must follow rules all day long. Why do we have rules? What would happen if people stopped following them?

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