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  1. Writing a Five Sentence Paragraph

  2. Warming activity • Work with the person next to you, • One of you is going to choose an object of the classroom the other keeps the eyes closed while the object is being described. • The one who is describing can not say the name of the object • The person who has to guess can only say “give me more details” until guessing.

  3. What to do when writing a patagraph?

  4. Begin with a topic sentence: • State what the paragraph is about, the topic. • Make it interesting. • Be sure to indent!!!!!!

  5. Example: Last summer my family went on an amazing picnic in a park. is the topic of this paragraph. Picnic

  6. Write three detail/supporting sentences. • Each sentence should tell about the topic. • Use good describing words and interesting action words.

  7. Example: Last summer my family went on an amazing picnic in a park. We broughtfreshly made ham sandwiches, apple pie and ice cold lemonade. While we enjoyed our picnic lunch under a tree, a small gray squirrel crawled close to us. Suddenly this squirrel grabbed my delicious piece of pie off my plate and scurried off.

  8. Ending sentence: • Restate the topic of the paragraph. • Keep it interesting. • Make it a closing sentence so your reader knows this is the end of the paragraph.

  9. Example: Last summer my family went on an amazing picnic in a park. We broughtfreshly made ham sandwiches, apple pie and ice cold lemonade. While we enjoyed our picnic lunch under a tree, a small gray squirrel crawled close to us. Suddenly this small squirrel grabbed my delicious piece of pie off my plate and scurried off.We couldn’t believe this hungry squirrel had invited himself to our family picnic!

  10. Let’s Review: • Write an interesting topic sentence that is indented. • Write three detail sentences that are about the topic. • Write a closing sentence that restates the topic. Now you are ready to write an incredible five sentence paragraph!

  11. Hamburger paragraph Choose one topic sentece to write a paragraph following the steps we’ve mentioned in this presentation, do it using the hamburguer (make the drawing and fill it with the sentences)

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