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College Reading Skills II: October 20 th , 2010 Presentation. Thor Gibbins Montgomery College, Silver Spring/Takoma Park. Agenda. Parts of the Paragraph RFR Exercises 4-6 Practice The Price of Karma

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college reading skills ii october 20 th 2010 presentation

College Reading Skills II: October 20th, 2010 Presentation

Thor Gibbins

Montgomery College, Silver Spring/Takoma Park

agenda
Agenda
  • Parts of the Paragraph
  • RFR Exercises 4-6
  • Practice The Price of Karma
    • Label Introductory, Transition Reversals, Topic Sentences, Specific Details, and Stating the main idea
  • Homework: Finish RFR Exercises 4, 5, & 6 the problems not done in class; Label types of sentences and stating main ideas for all paragraphs in the 1st and 2nd sections of The Price of Karma article
topic sentences
Topic Sentences
  • Topic sentences put the main idea into words
  • Main idea is the thought that connects all the sentences together.
  • Topic sentences can be in any place a paragraph and sometimes not be there at all.
introductory sentences
Introductory Sentences
  • Introductory sentences:
    • Gain a reader’s interest
    • Give Background information
    • Do not summarize the main idea of the paragraph
transition reversal
Transition Reversal
  • Transitions Reversals signal a contrary opinion or argument
  • Common Transitional Phrases:
    • But
    • Conversely
    • Even so
    • However
    • Nonetheless
    • On the contrary
    • On the other hand
    • Unfortunately
    • Yet
paragraph patterns
Paragraph Patterns
  • Pattern #1
    • Topic Sentence
    • Specific Details
    • Specific Details
    • Topic Sentence
  • Pattern #2
    • Introductory Sentence
    • Topic Sentence
    • Specific Details
  • Pattern #3
    • Introductory Sentence
    • Reversal Transition
    • Topic Sentence
    • Specific Details
  • Pattern #4
    • Introduction
    • Topic Sentence
    • Specific Details
shared writing activity
Shared Writing Activity
  • Choose a Topic
  • Brainstorm Details
  • Write Paragraph with Introductory Sentence, Topic Sentence, and Details
  • On your own: Choose a different paragraph pattern and write a paragraph with the same main idea as our class paragraph
situate practice
Situate Practice
  • Get out The Price of Karma articles
  • Let’s read and label the parts of each paragraph
  • After labeling the parts of the paragraph, write down the main idea in the margins
homework
Homework
  • Finish RFR Exercises 4, 5, & 6 the problems not done in class
  • Label types of sentences and stating main ideas for all paragraphs in the 1st and 2nd sections of The Price of Karma article
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