Presentation on theme: "Supported Opinion Paragraph"— Presentation transcript:
1 Supported Opinion Paragraph Purpose for WritingTo state an opinion and provide evidence to support itTo persuade youraudience of yourpoint of view
2 Paragraph Format—You need… A topic sentence which states your opinionAt least 3 sentences with supporting details and explanations that back up your main reasonA concluding sentence that restates your opinion using different wording, and summarizes the main ideas in the supporting sentences
3 Topic Sentence State your opinion clearly Include the reason that you feel the way you doExample: I think uniforms should be worn in high school because they reduce anxiety aboutclothes.
4 Supporting Details…Can include facts, statistics, quotations, anecdotes, examples etc.)
5 Linking Words…To begin with, first of all, second, third, finally, in conclusionThese words help to signal the reader that you are making a new point or that you are ending your paragraph by summarizing everything you have said
6 StructureTopic Sentence—state opinion First of all + main reason + 1st supporting detail with explanation Second + main reason + supporting detail with explanation Third + main reason + supporting details with explanation Concluding Sentence—restate opinion in different words and summarize supporting ideas
7 ExampleI believe that physical education should be mandatory in school as it promotes healthy living. First of all, physical education promotes healthy living by increasing fitness levels. As you become more fit, your strength and endurance improves. Secondly, physical education leads to a healthier life because it encourages students to think about making better food choices such as increasing the fruits and vegetables in their diet. Thirdly, physical education promotes healthy living because exercise helps reduce stress which makes it easier to do well at school. In conclusion, high schools should make phys ed a requirement because it can really help students become stronger and healthier both physically and mentally.
9 2. Paragraph OutlineTopic Sentence (state your opinion related to the topic______________________________________________________________First of all… + main reason + 1st supporting detail with explanationSecond… + main reason + 2nd supporting detail with explanationThird… + main reason + 3rd supporting detail with explanationConcluding sentence (restate your topic sentence in a different way and summarize supporting details.(In conclusion…) ______________________________________________
10 Peel District School Board 3. Good CopyType good copy, double spacedii. Give your paragraph a titleSubmit with English Dept. Title PagePeel District School Board