The Bing, The Bang, and The Bongo - MR.DEPPE'S PAGE

The Bing, The Bang, and The Bongo The Five-Paragraph Essay Warm Up: 100 Word Essay One day, you are out in your yard when the next-door neighbor's garden gnome suddenly walks over and starts telling you about "what is really going on." Write this scene. Or choose your own topic to write about.

Anticipatory Set: (Copy and answer in your notebook.) Question: What are some of the biggest frustrations you have with writing a paper? Name at least three. What comes easy to you when you write a paper? Name at least three. Anticipatory Set Continued Connection: Today, we are going to discover an easier way for writing stories

and essays. Relevancy: We are constantly being asked to write essays in all classes. Using a writing formula is a great way to stick to our topic. (Read) Did you say FIVE paragraphs? (Read) Yes!

Its easy with the bing, the bang, and the bongo! Lets see how it Essential Questions: Copy in your notebook and answer questions from next slide. Today we are going to answer some of the following questions: 1. 2. 3.

What is an essay? What is the bing, the bang, and the bongo method? (Draw this graph.) Describe this format in an essay concerning the bing, the bang, and the bongo using this graphic organizer. An essay is a group of paragraphs relating to one main idea.

The bing, the bang, and the bongo is a method for organizing your thoughts when you write an essay. Introduction (the bing, the bang, the bongo) Paragraph Two The BING Paragraph Three The BANG Paragraph Four The BONGO Conclusion (the bing, the bang, the

bongo) Your Assignment: Lets create a real essay using the bing, the bang, and the bongo pattern as our guide. Its easy! What You Are About To Do

You are going to look at this model of the bing, bang, bongo theory which you are going to model for your writing assignment. Your assignment will be based on a regular creative writing prompt. Title: Model Questions and Answers Directions: Based on the model, copy the questions and answer the following questions in your notebook. 1. In the introductory paragraph, what are three topics that will be discussed in the body of the paper? 2. Name four types of foods this family eats during the Fourth of July. Does this

go with one of the topics being discussed in the introductory paragraph? 3. In the next paragraph, which word shows that the writer is finished with talking about food and is ready to go to a new topic of discussion? 4. In the next paragraph, describe the fun the family has during the Fourth of July. 5. Are the paragraphs following along according to the plan from the introductory paragraph? Explain your answer. 6. Describe what happens when the family watches the fire works. 7. How does the writer finish the paper? Model: Introduction (The bing, the bang, the bongo)

Of all the holidays throughout the year, the Fourth of July is my favorite. I like the Fourth of July because we always have good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks. The Fourth of July is truly the best holiday. Paragraph Two The BING First of all, my mom cooks the best

food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the meal juicy, red watermelon. Yes, the Fourth of July meal is the best. Paragraph Three The BANG Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of

July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses through the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. My family has a great time when we Paragraph Four The BONGO

Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day.

Conclusion (The bing, the bang, the bongo) The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday. Eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the holiday extra special. No wonder the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. Lets put

it all together! Of all the holidays throughout the year, the Fourth of July is my favorite. I like the fourth of July because we always have good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks. The Fourth of July is truly the best holiday. First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the meal juicy, red watermelon. Yes, the Fourth of July

meal is the best. Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses in the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. My family has a great time when we are all together. Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch

in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day. The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday. Eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the holiday extra special. No wonder the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. TRANSITIONS The glue that holds your thoughts together Transitions

Of all the holidays throughout the year, the Fourth of July is my favorite. I like the fourth of July because we always have good food to eat, because we spend time with family, and especially because we watch colorful fireworks. The Fourth of July is truly the best holiday. First of all, my mom cooks the best food on the Fourth of July. We always have spicy, sweet barbequed ribs or chicken. My sisters yearly request is golden corn on the cob dripping with butter. My dad must have creamy potato salad. However, my favorite item comes at the end of the meal juicy, red watermelon. Yes, the Fourth of July meal is the best. Next, it is always fun when my family gets together on the Fourth of July. Each holiday my uncles and aunts bring their families to our house. In

the morning we usually go swimming in the lake behind our house or ride horses in the pasture. Afterwards, we have a big picnic with the whole family. Then my cousins and I get together for a game of baseball in the front yard. My family has a great time when we are all together. Finally, I love to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July. At night all of my family go downtown to the citys annual fireworks display. We spread blankets on the cool grass and lie down facing the starry sky. Suddenly the night is filled with glory. Fingers of color explode overhead. Great booms and pops fill the night. We all watch in amazement at the beautiful sight. The fireworks are a great ending to a perfect day.

The Fourth of July is a wonderful holiday. Eating good food, being with my family, and watching the fireworks make the holiday extra special. No wonder the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. Common Transitions: Copy In Notebook

First First of all Second Secondly Third Next Then Afterwards In the morning

In the evening In addition Also

More importantly Finally At last Therefore In summary In conclusion Dont know what to write about? Use the bing, the bang, and the bongo to help you write about

Anything! Creative Writing Assignment: You are going to write your first paper on one of the topics below or choose your own. Use the bing, bang, bongo method! My Favorite Food The Worlds Best TV Show The Best Teacher I Ever Had Reading Can Be

Fun! My Town Is the Best Town Around Cats Make the Best Pets Smoking: A Good Habit to Break Summer School Is the Pits The Benefits of Learning Math

Remember, writing is easy when you use the Bing, the Bang, and the Bongo! Closure: Exit Slip 1. What does bing, bang, bongo stand for? 2. Summarized what you have learned in this power point in an eight sentence

paragraph. 3. What do you think you could have done better with your paper? The End

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