1 3.5 Paragraph & 3.5 Essay Formatting W.6.4b - I can use organizational/format-specific pre- writing strategies (graphic organizers) to develop my writing ideas.
2 3.5 Paragraph FormatA paragraph is a group of ideas that center around one topic.A paragraph has a topic sentence and a closing sentence.A 3.5 paragraph contains at least 5 sentences, with at least 3 detail sentences.
3 3.5 Paragraph FormatA paragraph begins with a Topic Sentence (the main idea of that paragraph).Next are three Detail/Example Sentences (prove/support your topic sentence).A paragraph ends with a Concluding Sentence (this ties the whole paragraph together).
4 Supporting Detail Sentences Each sentence should relate to the topic sentence.Each sentence should be important!Use descriptive language!
5 Example:Romeo is beautiful and easy to care for. He is a tricolor Sheltie, mostly black with white and a bit of brown. Caring for him is easy because I simply have to make sure he has fresh water and food every day. I exercise him by throwing his toys. Because he is good looking and doesn’t require much care Romeo is a good pet.
6 3.5 Essay FormatA 3.5 Essay combines all of your paragraphs into one paper.A 3.5 Essay includes:- 1 introduction paragraph- 3 detail paragraphs- 1 closing paragraph (conclusion)