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Informative/Explanatory Essay Defining or Explaining Presenting Information
Informative/Explanatory Format 5 Paragraphs Introductory paragraph– Thesis Statement – defined and narrow Three main body paragraphs Details - Details A conclusion – restate the thesis and the main supporting ideas
Informative/Explanatory- Introduction paragraph Topic Sentence 3 supporting statements - reasons Finally Leads to Main point or Thesis – last sentence of introduction
Informative/Explanatory– 3 Main Body Paragraphs Transition Word Paragraphs 2,3, & 4 Topic sentence for each paragraph Discus explain Each main body paragraph focuses Single idea Reason Detail
Informative/Explanatory- Conclusion Transition Word – 5 th paragraph Restate main point Emphasize importance of topic Restate Reasons Summary of essay
Transition Words Connect one paragraph to another First, In addition, Next, More importantly, Furthermore, However, On the other hand, Finally, In Conclusion,
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