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Simple Guide to:. Writing Paragraphs. Essential Question. How do you write a good paragraph?. Elements of a Paragraph . Thesis Sentence- Also referred to as the topic sentence or main idea of the paragraph.

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Simple guide to

Simple Guide to:

Writing Paragraphs


Essential question

Essential Question

How do you write a good paragraph?


Elements of a paragraph

Elements of a Paragraph

  • Thesis Sentence- Also referred to as the topic sentence or main idea of the paragraph.

  • Three supporting Sentences- These sentences support the topic sentence by giving reasons, examples or facts.

  • Conclusion Sentence- This sentence ends the paragraph by recapping, making connections to the main idea.


Elements of a paragraph1

Elements of a Paragraph


Elements of a paragraph2

Elements of a Paragraph

Main Idea (Topic sentence or Thesis sentence)

Vacant Lot in our neighborhood.

We want to develop it into a playground/park.


Summary

Summary

What three elements are essential for a good paragraph?

Thesis or topic sentence

Supporting sentences

Conclusion sentence


Elements of a paragraph3

Elements of a Paragraph

Details for Supporting sentences:

Unsafe: for kids to play in

Home values will suffer

Businesses in the neighborhood will suffer.


Elements of a paragraph4

Elements of a Paragraph

Details for Supporting sentences:

Families will have a safe place to hangout together

Home values will increase

Improve the beauty of the neighborhood


Final paragraph

Final Paragraph

Example

There is a vacant lot in our neighborhood that needs fixing up.This area is not only an eye sore but also a health hazard. Renovations would increase property values and attract new neighbors and businesses. Our community deserves a safe and friendly recreational park for families to gather. A small investment now will reap huge benefits for our community in the future.

Supporting Sentences

Conclusion Sentence

Topic Sentence


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