Presentation on theme: "The paragraph is a series of sentences developing one topic."— Presentation transcript:
1 The paragraph is a series of sentences developing one topic.
2 The Topic SentenceThe 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.
3 Developing a Paragraph Can bedevelopedby givingexamples aboutthe topicsentence.Canbe developedby giving anexplanation ofthe topic.Can be developed by giving details on the topic sentence.
4 Organizing the Paragraph Every sentence in a paragraph should support the main idea stated in the topic sentence. STAY ON TOPIC!main ideasentencesentencesentencesentence
6 Transitional Words to begin with first however furthermore meanwhile laterafterwardsfinallyat lasteventuallyin the endhoweverfurthermorein factyetas a resultalthoughfor examplethereforein conclusion
7 Types of Paragraphs The narrative paragraph The persuasive paragraph. tells a storyThe persuasive paragraph.tries to convince the audienceThe descriptive paragraphdescribes somethingThe expository or explanatory paragraphgives information or explains something