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Writing Topic Sentences. A Topic Sentence (the first sentence of a paragraph that contains content – your subject – and your position ) explains to your reader what you will illustrate, show, or explain in your paragraph. It states the main idea of your paragraph.

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Writing topic sentences

Writing Topic Sentences

  • A Topic Sentence (the first sentence of a paragraph that contains content – your subject – and your position) explains to your reader what you will illustrate, show, or explain in your paragraph. It states the main idea of your paragraph.

  • E.g. Barbie on a pink background presents an image of women/girls that is unrealistic, demeaning, and dangerous to both girls and boys because it creates impossible standards.


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Support the topic sentence with

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