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How To Write a Paragraph

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Kaitlyn Hlywa

on 1 October 2016

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Transcript of How To Write a Paragraph

What is a 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
Indent:
When does one paragraph end and another begin?

Topic sentence:
What's your point?

ONE topic:
Don't confuse your readers!

No rabbit trails:
Wait, What? Keep it relevant!
A Stellar Paragraph
GOAL!
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.
Topic
Sentence
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
Supporting
Sentences
Prove what the topic sentence states

Back up what is said in the topic sentence
Conclusion
Sentence
Last sentence of the paragraph

Takes everything that has been said
and ties it all together

Restates the topic sentence
in a
new
way.
Provide support
Details
Examples

Changing
the Subject
Three favorite types of candy
Lollipops
Chocolate bars
Chewy, bite-sized candy
Changing
the Setting
Setting in a story
Apartment in London
Office in Paris
New Person
Speaks
Dialogue
: more than one
person speaks

Each time someone new speaks,
start a new paragraph

Some paragraphs
have only one line.
Changing
the Time
Life Story
Baby
Child
Adult
One Point
Choose one topic

Develop it extremely well

Use strong supporting
sentences.
Sentence Variety
Short sentences +
Long sentences

Different types of sentences
Statements
Exclamations
Questions
Chain of Thought
Logical flow

Sentence 1 -->
Sentence 2 -->
Sentence 3

Reader wants to
keep reading
Flowchart to a Perfect Paragraph
Do
Don't
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