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  1. Topic Sentences Step Up to Writing PPT by Connie Nelson

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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)

  9. 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.