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AKA: Focus Sentence. Topic Sentence. In your Writing section of your blue binder, write down what you think a topic sentence is. Now, read the following descriptions and make additions to your own definition A topic sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph

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Aka focus sentence

AKA: Focus Sentence

Topic Sentence


Topic sentence

In your Writing section of your blue binder, write down what you think a topic sentence is.

Now, read the following descriptions and make additions to your own definition

  • A topic sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph

  • A topic sentence should be specific enough to convey the topic yet general enough to give an overview of the paragraph

  • When a paragraph is part of an essay, then atopic sentence is one of the “magic 3” reasons from the essay’s thesis

Topic Sentence


Choose the best topic sentence

________________. However, my dog Fido and my cat Cleopatra communicate better than my brother and I. Fido and Cleopatra have been friends since we brought Cleopatra home as a kitten. She loved cuddling against Fido’s warm belly when she took naps. Now, the two are inseparable. If someone sees Fido walking around, there is sure to be a black cat following closely behind.

  • My dog and cat have a close relationship.

  • People often say, “Dogs and cats don’t get along.”

  • I bought Cleopatra at the Humane Society.

  • Have you ever seen a dog and cat be friends?

Choose the Best Topic Sentence


Choose the sentence that does not belong in this

1. There are many birds in the world, but my favorite bird is the cockatoo. 2. A cockatoo is a parrot with white or dark features. 3. It is an active bird that communicates by lifting the feathers on its head, spreading its wings, and making loud calls. 4. A cockatoo is an intelligent and affectionate bird that many people keep as a pet. 5. My second-favorite bird is the macaw parrot.

Choose the sentence that does NOT belong in this ¶


Answer

5. My second-favorite bird is the macaw parrot.

Answer:


Instructions

  • Using the paragraph on the following slide, answer the questions

    QUESTIONS

  • What is the topic sentence? (write it out)

  • What is the topic within the topic sentence?

  • How do the topic sentence and following sentences fulfill the characteristics of a well-developed paragraph?

INSTRUCTIONS


Topic sentence and topic

Many fast-food chains make their profits from adding a special ingredient called “forget sauce” to their foods. Made largely from edible oil products, this condiment is never listed on the menu. In addition, this well-kept industry secret is the reason why ingredients are never listed on the packaging of additional foods sold by these restaurants. “Forget sauce” has a chemical property which causes temporary amnesia in consumers. After spending significant amounts of money on questionable food, most consumers swear they will never do so again. Within a short period, however, the chemical in “forget sauce” takes effect and the consumer returns.

Topic Sentence and Topic


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