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  1. Elaborated paragraphs Cynthia Hatchell 7th grade Language Arts

  2. Characteristics of Elaborated Paragraphs!! 1) The writer clearly states the main idea in the topic sentence.

  3. Characteristics cont’d 2) The writer supports the main idea with at least three examples.

  4. Characteristics cont’d 3)Sentences are related and connected.

  5. Characteristics cont’d 4) The writer uses vivid adjectives, strong verbs, and exact nouns.

  6. Characteristics cont’d 5) The writer uses an anecdote with a beginning, middle, and end.

  7. 6) The paragraph includes quotes, dialogue, sensory images, similes, facts, and statistics that support the main idea. Characteristics cont’d

  8. Characteristics cont’d 7) The concluding sentence restates the main idea and brings the paragraph to a definite close.

  9. Characteristics cont’d 8) The writer uses age-appropriate vocabulary.

  10. Characteristics cont’d 9) The sentence structure is varied.

  11. Characteristics cont’d 10) The paragraph contains correct spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

  12. Elaborated Paragraphs Activity: Worksheet pages 25,26, and 27. Follow the directions as you practice writing elaborated paragraphs.

  13. Elaborated Paragraphs Assessment Pick a topic of your choice. Write an elaborated paragraph on your topic to be turned in for a grade.

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