Presentation on theme: "Chapter 4: Getting to the Point of Paragraphs From this chapter, you’ll learn more about 1.identifying topic sentences that sum up the main idea. 2.additional."— Presentation transcript:
Additional Ways Authors Introduce Topic Sentences Chapter 3 introduced three common locations for topic sentences. This chapter tells you about more about other locations and other patterns for introducing topic sentences. 1. That was Then, This is Now 2. Moving toward the Middle 3. Doubling Up on Topic Sentences 4. Introductory Questions followed by Topic Sentence Answers
Paragraph Pattern 2: Moving Toward the Middle This explanatory pattern is characterized by 1. paragraphs that start off with a number of specific details, which provide background, pose questions, or offer illustrations. 2. A shape that balloons in the middle when the topic sentence arrives, only to slim down again following the topic sentence. 3. several introductory sentences that push the topic sentence to the middle of the paragraph. Based on that description where is the topic sentence in this paragraph?
The Main Idea answers the question: “What does the author want to say about the topic?” is explained or proven by most of the other sentences in the paragraph. is expressed in a sentence rather than a single word or a phrase. can be expressed in any number of ways but always sums up the point of the paragraph.