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The Paragraph A paragraph consists of several sentences that are grouped together. This group of sentences together discuss one main subject. Paragraphs have three principal parts. These three parts are the Topic SentenceTopic Sentence, Supporting Details and the Closing Sentence.Supporting DetailsClosing Sentence
Parts of a Paragraph Topic Sentence Supporting Details Closing Sentence
Topic Sentence What is the topic sentence? The topic sentence is the first sentence in a paragraph. What does it do? It introduces the main idea of the paragraph. How do I write one? Summarize the main idea of your paragraph. Indicate to the reader what your paragraph will be about.
Supporting Details What are supporting sentences? They come after the topic sentence, making up the body of a paragraph. What do they do? They give details to develop and support the main idea of the paragraph. How do I write them? You should give supporting facts, details, and examples.
Closing Sentence What is the closing sentence? The closing sentence is the last sentence in a paragraph. What does it do? It restates the main idea of your paragraph. How do I write one? Restate the main idea of the paragraph using different words.
Kinds of Paragraphs Definition Classification Descriptive Compare and Contrast Sequence Choice Explanation Evaluation
Descriptive Paragraph In a descriptive paragraph, you are writing about what a person, place, or thing is like. Sometimes, you may describe where a place is located. The purpose of descriptive writing is to make our readers see, feel, and hear what we have seen, felt, and heard. Whether we are describing a person, a place, or a thing, our aim is to reveal a subject through vivid and carefully selected details.
PropertiesMeasurementAnalogyLocation sizelengthis likein colourwidthresemblesabove shapemass/weight below purposespeed beside near north/east/ south/west
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