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Topic Sentences. Step Up to Writing PPT by Connie Nelson. State the subject First part of sentence Example: When we watched The Incredibles , . Tell the reader what will be explained or proved Second part Example continued: I learned it can be fun to teach with a movie.

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topic sentences

Topic Sentences

Step Up to Writing

PPT by Connie Nelson

occasion position
State the subject

First part of sentence

Example:

When we watched The Incredibles,

Tell the reader what will be explained or proved

Second part

Example continued:

I learned it can be fun to teach with a movie.

Occasion/Position
occasion position cont
Occasion/Position cont.
  • Although I almost always pay attention to movies in class, last week The Incredibles really caught my attention.
  • After I viewed The Incredibles, Mrs. Nelson taught me how to write a summary in eight sentences.
occasion position topic sentences
After

Although

As

As if

As long as

As soon as

Because

Before

Even

Even if

Even though

If

In order that

In order to

Since

So that

Though

Unless

Until

When

Whenever

Where

Wherever

Whether

while

Occasion/Position topic sentences

Complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions!

examples
Examples
  • In order to watch The Incredibles, we have to get to class on time.
  • Even though we watched TheIncredibles, I did not take notes on it.
  • In order to watch The Incredibles, we had to write a summary afterwards.
other topic examples
Other topic examples
  • Although horses are different, some are alike.
  • Whenever I read a book, sometimes I blank out.
  • Even though it was raining outside, I still had to go out and rake the yard.
  • Even though Skyler’s car is fast, my car is faster.
character paragraph
Occasion

Your character

Position

What I will explain or prove

Character Paragraph
  • Although at first Mirage seems friendly, later we learn she was a double agent.
  • Occasion: Mirage
  • Position: she’s not really who we think she is
however statements
However Statements
  • However – conjunctive adverb
  • Use in middle
  • ; however,
  • Creates a compound sentences
  • First part – occasion
  • Second part – position (what you will prove or explain)
however examples
However Examples
  • My father is very strict; however, he has good reasons for all of his rules.
  • Most Americans want to eliminate crime; however, it will take a great deal of money, time, and effort to reach this goal.