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2016 Creative Non-Fiction Winner
A TEA paragraph includes:
T = A Topic or Thesis about a topic. Open your paragraph by introducing your topic in an engaging way. If you are going to prove a thesis (as in literary analysis or argument writing), you need to include a clear thesis statement as well.
E = Evidence related to your topic or thesis. Carefully choose textual evidence that connects directly to your topic or that strongly supports your thesis.
A = Analysis of the evidence. Closely examine the evidence you have chosen in order to help your reader understand it. Break it down and show how it connects to your topic or how it supports your thesis. Just having the evidence isn't enough--you have to look at the evidence from many angles to show how it specifically illustrates or supports your point of view on your topic or thesis.