A 3 paragraph essay explaining the following: Paragraph 1: Give a brief summary of the article or item you read in your own words. Be sure to include explanation of main idea, purpose, and patterns of organization. Paragraph 2: Give a brief a brief summary of anything new you learned from the article or item (vocabulary, new concepts, etc.) or if you didn’t learn anything new, describe how the article was related to something you already knew or why it was interesting to you? Paragraph 3: Give a brief description of the conversations you had discussing the contents of the article with others. Who were you discussing it with, why, how did the topic come up?