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A paragraph is a group of sentences that are all about one topic. A paragraph has three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Read and Analyze the Prompt. T = Topic (What is the main topic of your writing?) A = Audience (Who will be reading the writing?)

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A paragraph is a group of sentences that are all about one topic. A paragraph has three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.


Read and Analyze the Prompt topic. A paragraph has three parts: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

T = Topic (What is the main topic of your writing?)

A = Audience (Who will be reading the writing?)

K = Key Words (Highlighted words not already listed)

Example Prompt: You have family members coming to visit from out of town. Write a paragraph explaining three places you think would be entertaining for them in the Cleveland area.

T =

A =

K =


Example Prompt = Identify a few of your favorite types of candy and describe why.

T =

A =

K =

Example Prompt = One of the highlights of elementary school was recess. Reflect on three of your favorite recess activities from elementary school, and write a paragraph explaining why you enjoyed them.

T =

A =

K =


Think/Reflect/Research candy and describe why.

Take some time to think, reflect and/or research your topic.

Brainstorm

Then pick your favorite choices to write about.


Plan candy and describe why.

Topic (T) =

Big Ideas

Supporting Details

(tell me more)

a.

b.

c.

a.

b.

c.

a.

b.

c.

1.

2.

3.

Conclusion:


Topic Sentences candy and describe why.

Number Statement

Simple-Declarative Sentence

Should clearly state the topic and include key words from the prompt. It's usually short, simple, and to the point.

A declarative sentence that includes a number word. It tells how many Big Ideas are in the student's plan.

a couple of

a few

a plethora

a variety of'

ample

an assortment

many

millions

multiple

numerous

oodles

quite a few

assorted

boatload

bundle of

dozens

endless

infinite

quite a lot of

scores of

several

some

truckload

unlimited

various

vast

Deadly Duo

There are...

Here are...

Situation-Stance

Question

Write a question that cannot be answered with "yes" or "no." The whole paragraph will provide an answer to this question.

The situation broadly defines the topic. The stance narrows the topic and tells what the focus of the paragraph will be.

Starter Words:

after

although

as

as long as

because

before

even if

even though

if

in order to

once

since

so that

though

unless

until

when

whenever

while


Simple Declarative candy and describe why.

Should clearly state the topic and include key words from the prompt. It's usually short, simple, and to the point.


Number Statement candy and describe why.

A declarative sentence that includes a number word. It tells how many Big Ideas are in the student's plan.

a couple of

a few

a plethora

a variety of'

ample

an assortment

Deadly Duo

There are...

Here are...

quite a lot of

scores of

several

some

truckload

unlimited

assorted

boatload

bundle of

dozens

endless

infinite

many

millions

multiple

numerous

oodles

quite a few

various

vast


Question candy and describe why.

Write a question that cannot be answered with "yes" or "no." The whole paragraph will provide an answer to this question.


Situation, Stance candy and describe why.

The situation broadly defines the topic. The stance narrows the topic and tells what the focus of the paragraph will be.

Starter Words:

after

although

as

as long as

because

before

even if

even though

if

in order to

once

since

so that

though

unless

until

when

whenever

while


T= candy and describe why.

Number Statement

Simple-Declarative Sentence

Situation-Stance

Question


Body Sentences candy and describe why.

1. Sentences that introduce our most important points (Big Ideas)

2. Sentences that elaborate on the Big Ideas (Supporting Details)

Transitions

Transitions serve as a bridge from one Big Idea to the next.

Common Transitions

also

another

because

equally important

finally

first

Deadly Trio

First

Second

Third

last

therefore

moreover

to begin

for example

furthermore

however

in addition

in contrast

in fact

initially

next

on the one hand/

on the other hand

one

second


Rough Draft candy and describe why.

Title

Topic Sentence

Big Idea (transition)

Supporting Details (Tell me more)

Big Idea (transition)

Supporting Details (Tell me more)

Big Idea (transition)

Supporting Details (Tell me more)

Conclusion

Common Transitions

also

another

because

finally

first

initially

next

one

second

last

therefore

moreover

to begin

for example

furthermore

however

in addition

in contrast

in fact

equally important

on the one hand

on the other hand


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