Dumpster Dive Write-up Step 3: Summarizing Your Findings Your paragraph (write-up) вЂў Topic Sentence: As one can clearly see, a lot can be learned about a family by examining their trash. вЂў You will then apply each prediction that you copied down from the board to your trash. You need to find 1-2 pieces of garbage that could prove that information about your family. Prediction Example: вЂў If the prediction was that you could tell the wealth of a family, you could write your prediction like this. вЂў One thing a person might be able to tell about a family is how wealthy they are. In the bag, there were two coupons. One coupon was for CarterвЂ™s baby clothes, and one coupon was for baby formula. This could lead one to believe that the family is not in need of money. A family that throws away coupons that would save them money probably has enough money to survive on. вЂў The red part above is where you are actually proving your evidence using your primary sources! Wrap-up вЂў For the wrap-up paragraph: вЂў Write down one thing that you think makes your family unique. вЂў Also, you need to make a prediction statement about who this family or person is. For instance: вЂњBased on the evidence, this family is probably a single mother with two young girls. вЂў Lastly, make a final statement about what can be learned by using garbage as a primary source. Things to remember: вЂў This presentation will be available in a PDF on our class webpage. вЂў All this information is on your sheet. вЂў This is not a 1st person assignment. The words вЂњIвЂќ and вЂњmyвЂќ should not be present.