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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


Rfr practice
RFR Practice


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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