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Transcript of Basic Paragraph
Parts of a Paragraph
The Purpose of Paragraphs
Breaks writing into smaller components:
Easier to read and understand
Less intimidating, More appealing
Logical Sequence, Visual Break
Order, Flow, Unity = ONE IDEA
When do you create a new island or paragraph?
Formatting a Paragraph
When does one paragraph end and another begin?
What's your point?
Don't confuse your readers!
No rabbit trails:
Wait, What? Keep it relevant!
A Stellar Paragraph
How To Write Paragraph
adapted from www.zujava.com
A paragraph is a group of sentences that focus on one specific topic
All of the sentences are members of that family and are a part
of the same topic.
The sentences are like members of a small family.
It can stand alone or be grouped with other paragraphs. This group can then be considered a "state" like Hawaii.
A paragraph is like an island.
Tells the subject and main topic of the paragraph
Usually the first sentence in a paragraph
All of the other sentences have to group around it and support it
Prove what the topic sentence states
Back up what is said in the topic sentence
Last sentence of the paragraph
Takes everything that has been said
and ties it all together
Restates the topic sentence
Three favorite types of candy
Chewy, bite-sized candy
Setting in a story
Apartment in London
Office in Paris
: more than one
Each time someone new speaks,
start a new paragraph
have only one line.
Choose one topic
Develop it extremely well
Use strong supporting
Short sentences +
Different types of sentences
Chain of Thought
Sentence 1 -->
Sentence 2 -->
Reader wants to
Flowchart to a Perfect Paragraph
Why is grammar relevant and necessary?
What is the meaning
of each letter?
How does punctuation
change their meanings?
What is the effect of