Writing paragraphs The Sandwich Method (Main Idea and Topic Sentences)

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  • Writing paragraphs The Sandwich Method (Main Idea and Topic Sentences)

    1. 1. Writing Paragraphs Using the Sandwich Method
    2. 2. Main Idea
    3. 3. Main Idea• The main idea of a paragraph is the central, or most important, thought or topic in the paragraph - what the paragraph is all about.
    4. 4. Main Idea• The main idea of a paragraph is the central, or most important, thought or topic in the paragraph - what the paragraph is all about.• “Big Idea”
    5. 5. Topic Sentence
    6. 6. Topic Sentence• Good paragraphs have a sentence that tells the main idea.
    7. 7. Topic Sentence• Good paragraphs have a sentence that tells the main idea.• This is called the topic sentence.
    8. 8. What is the main idea and topic sentence? Lantern fish live near the bottom of the ocean where it is very dark so they carry their own lights. The lights look like tiny glowing pearls. They are photophores. A lantern fish can flash its photophores on and off. A lantern fish gives off enough light to light up a dark room.
    9. 9. What is the main idea and topic sentence? A backswimmer has a rounded back and its underside is flat. When it floats on its back, it looks like a little boat. It rows itself along in the water using its two hind legs like oars. The backswimmer is an insect that spends most of its time upside down.
    10. 10. What is the main idea and topic sentence? When Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke, people listened. Poor people, rich people, white people, black people, people from other countries - they all listened. Many helped him work, march, sing, and pray for justice. He asked people not to fight with each other. He suggested peaceful ways to solve problems. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a special talent for leadership.

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