2 NOTES CREATE A FOLDABLE. Fold your paper hot dog style. Fold your paper hamburger style.In the middle, create a box.
3 Body Paragraph What is a body paragraph in expository writing? It is on of three paragraphs that expands on a step or detail from the thesis statement.What does it do?It elaborates and gives more information and specific examples to support your step or detail from the thesis statement. It builds the thesis statement and expands your information.
4 Your First SentenceTo start your paragraph off, you should try to use a transition word!This first sentence should be your topic sentence.Your topic sentence is where you STATE the point from your THESIS STATEMENT.This is where you begin your new paragraph. Creating a smooth transition is key to an excellent paragraph and a flowing essay.
5 Start with a TRANSITION Beginning Transition words/phrases:FirstFirstlyAdmittedlyAssuredlyCertainlyGrantedNo doubtNobody deniesObviouslyOf courseTo be sureTrueUndoubtedlyUnquestionablyGenerally speakingIn generalAt this levelIn this situation
6 HOW COME?Why does this point matter? This should be several (AT LEAST 3) sentences. These are details or ELABORATIONS about the topic sentence.This is where you give SPECIFIC examples.You give details.You use transition words!!!!!
7 Put a transition in there! Middle of the paragraph TRANSITIONSFor instanceIn factLikeAs an illustrationIn other wordsBecauseIn the same wayFollowing this furtherPursuing this further in the light of the... it is easy to see thatIn additionFurthermoreMoreoverAlsoBesidesBy the waySimilarlyEqually importantFor example
8 Give specific examples! Do not be VAGUE! Use your transitions! GIVE EXAMPLESMake it personal!Give specific examples!Do not be VAGUE!Use your transitions!
9 Conclusion Sentence Wrap it up! This allows you to TRANSITION to the next paragraph.It wraps up this specific topic from your thesis, and it allows you to continue to your next specific topic.You should USE transition words!!!
10 End With a Good Transition Concluding Transition Words for paragraphsThereforeThisHenceIndeedAs a resultIn summaryIn conclusionThereforeFinallyAs a resultConsequently
11 Ticket out the doorCreate a brace map that includes the 4 parts of an introduction paragraph!You can use your notes!
12 PROMPTWrite an essay explaining how you have changed since entering middle school.