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2 The paragraph is a series of sentences developing one topic.

3 The Topic Sentence The topic sentence is usually stated in one sentence and is the first sentence in a paragraph. The rest of the paragraph consists of sentences that develop or explain the topic sentence.

4 Developing a Paragraph Can be developed by giving details on the topic sentence. Can be developed by giving examples about the topic sentence. Can be developed by giving examples about the topic sentence. Can be developed by giving an explanation of the topic. Can be developed by giving an explanation of the topic.

5 Organizing the Paragraph Every sentence in a paragraph should support the main idea stated in the topic sentence. STAY ON TOPIC! main idea sentence

6 Put details and examples in logical order.

7 Transitional Words to begin with first meanwhile later afterwards finally at last eventually in the end however furthermore in fact yet as a result although for example therefore in conclusion

8 Types of Paragraphs The narrative paragraph tells a story The persuasive paragraph. tries to convince the audience The descriptive paragraph describes something The expository or explanatory paragraph gives information or explains something


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