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What is a PARAGRAPH?. A paragraph is a short piece of writing, often six to eight sentences long, that has:. A beginning. A middle. and. An end. A paragraph includes a series of sentences designed to develop topic. Why do we write in paragraphs?. Paragraphs help us:.

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What is a paragraph

What is a PARAGRAPH?

A paragraph is a short piece of writing, often six to eight sentences long, that has:

A beginning

A middle

and

An end

A paragraph includes a series of sentences designed to develop topic.


Why do we write in paragraphs

Why do we write in paragraphs?

Paragraphs help us:

  • organize our ideas

  • express our ideas more clearly

  • be better communicators


There are many different

There are many different

TYPES OF PARAGRAPHS

  • The narrative paragraph

  • tells a story

  • The persuasive paragraph.

  • tries to convince the audience

  • The descriptive paragraph

  • describes something

  • The expository or informational paragraph

  • gives information or explains something


What is a paragraph

Even though each paragraph’s goal is different, they each contain similar qualities to convey their message.

Hmmmmm …..


What is a paragraph

We know these qualities as …

TOPIC SENTENCE

MAIN IDEA

SUPPORTING DETAILS


The ins and outs of

In Room 212 we put some new labels on those already familiar terms!

The Ins and Outs of ….

Power Writing


The beginning topic sentence

THE BEGINNING (Topic Sentence)

Power 1

what the paragraph is about.

It tells

focus the paragraph.

Its main job is to

KEY POINTS to a good POWER 1

  • Make the power 1 interesting – its job to catch the reader’s attention

  • Never ever use BECAUSE

  • State what the rest of the paragraph is about

  • INDENT


What is a paragraph

If paragraphs help us organize our ideas and express them more clearly then we must have UNITY in the paragraph

Every sentence in a paragraph should support the topic expressed in the Power 1.

Topic (power 1)

sentence

sentence

sentence

sentence


What is a paragraph

Developing a Paragraph

A power 1

may be

developed

by giving

examples.

  • A power 1 may be developed by giving details.

A power 1 may

be developed

by explaining

the topic.


We do this with

The rest of the paragraph consists of sentences that develop or explain the Power 1.

We do this with …

Power 2s

add specific detail about the topic.

These sentences

Their main job is to:

  • “talk” about the power 1

  • make your writing more interesting

  • tell more about the power 1.

4 POWER 2s.

Every paragraph must have at least


To create unity your power 2s must

To create unity, your power 2s must…

  • Stick to the point: The ideas have to have a clear and logical relation to each other.

  • be in aLogical order

4

chronological

3

in relation to each other

2

in order of importance

1


The end clincher sentence

THE END (Clincher Sentence)

Power 3

The clincher sentence is the last sentence in the paragraph.

Its job is to:

  • restate the power 1 in a new and interesting way  DIFFERENT WORDS.

  • clinch the point made in the paragraph.

  • summarize the paragraph.


What is a paragraph

In the paragraph below, underline the power 1 (topic sentence), number the power 2s (supporting details), and circle the power 3 (concluding sentence).

Through the centuries rats have managed to survive all our efforts to destroy them. We have poisoned them and trapped them. We have fumigated, flooded, and burned them. We have tried germ warfare. Some rats even survived atomic bomb tests conducted on Entwetok atoll in the Pacific after World War II. In spite of all our efforts, these enemies of ours continue to prove that they are the most indestructible of pests.


What is a paragraph

Through the centuries rats have managed to survive all our efforts to destroy them. We have poisoned them and trapped them. We have fumigated, flooded, and burned them. We have tried germ warfare. Some rats even survived atomic bomb tests conducted on Entwetok atoll in the Pacific after World War II. In spite of all our efforts, these enemies of ours continue to prove that they are the most indestructible of pests.


What is a paragraph

Through the centuries rats have managed to survive all our efforts to destroy them. (1) We have poisoned them and trapped them. (2) We have fumigated, flooded, and burned them. (3) We have tried germ warfare. (4) Some rats even survived atomic bomb tests conducted on Entwetok atoll in the Pacific after World War II. In spite of all our efforts, these enemies of ours continue to prove that they are the most indestructible of pests.


What is a paragraph

Through the centuries rats have managed to survive all our efforts to destroy them. We have poisoned them and trapped them. We have fumigated, flooded, and burned them. We have tried germ warfare. Some rats even survived atomic bomb tests conducted on Entwetok atoll in the Pacific after World War II. In spite of all our efforts, these enemies of ours continue to prove that they are the most indestructible of pests.


Can you put it into your own words

Can you put it into your own words?

The purpose of the topic sentence (Power 1) is

The purpose of the body sentences (Power 2s) are

The purpose of the clincher sentence (Power 3) is


What is a paragraph

Connecting Sentences Within the Paragraph

Transition words

chronological order

first

meanwhile

later

afterwards

finally

objects in relation to one another

next to

in front of

beside

between

behind

in order of importance

however

furthermore

as a result

in fact

yet


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