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Paragraphs: Topic Sentences, Supporting Sentences, and Concluding Sentences

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Tori Yuzik

on 11 March 2013

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Transcript of Paragraphs: Topic Sentences, Supporting Sentences, and Concluding Sentences

Put these sentences in order. Topic sentence Parts of a paragraph: What is a topic sentence?
What does it tell us? Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences Supporting sentences should always relate to the ______________________. What is a concluding sentence? Topic Sentences and Supporting Details Paragraphs Supporting sentences Concluding sentence Concluding Sentence What does it tell us? Our part of District 12, nicknamed the Seam, is usually crawling with coal miners heading out to the morning shift at this hour. Men and women with hunched shoulders, swollen knuckles, many who have long since stopped trying to scrub the coal dust out of their broken nails, the lines of their sunken faces. But today the black cinder streets are empty. Shutters on the squat gray houses are closed. The reaping isn't until two. May as well sleep in. If you can. Which is the topic sentence? I watch him as he makes his way toward the stage. Medium height, stocky build, ashy blonde hair that falls in waves over his forehead. The shock of the moment is registering on his face, you can see his struggle to remain emotionless, but his blue eyes show the alarm I've seen so often in prey. Yet he climbs steadily onto the stage and takes his place. Which are the supporting sentences? I watch him as he makes his way toward the stage. Medium height, stocky build, ashy blonde hair that falls in waves over his forehead. The shock of the moment is registering on his face, you can see his struggle to remain emotionless, but his blue eyes show the alarm I've seen so often in prey. Yet he climbs steadily onto the stage and takes his place. Which is the concluding sentence? I watch him as he makes his way toward the stage. Medium height, stocky build, ashy blonde hair that falls in waves over his forehead. The shock of the moment is registering on his face, you can see his struggle to remain emotionless, but his blue eyes show the alarm I've seen so often in prey. Yet he climbs steadily onto the stage and takes his place. A topic sentence tells us what the rest of the paragraph is going to be about. topic sentence They should give us information about the topic. A concluding sentence should summarize the paragraph or transition into the next paragraph.
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