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  • 1. Paragraphs Lisa J
  • 2. Parts of a Paragraph
    • Topic sentence
    • Supporting details
    • Closing sentence
  • 3. 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.
    • Example:
    • There are three reasons why Norway is one of the best countries in the world.
  • 4. 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.
    • Example:
    • ( There are three reasons why Norway is one of the best countries in the world = TS)
    • First, Norway has an excellent health care system. All Norwegians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Norway has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Norwegian cities are clean and efficiently managed. They have many parks and lots of space for people to live.
  • 5. 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.
    • Example:
    • ( There are three reasons why Norway is one of the best countries in the world = TS)
    • ( First, Norway has an excellent health care system. All Norwegians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Norway has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Norwegian cities are clean and efficiently managed. They have many parks and lots of space for people to live =SD)
    • As a result, Norway is a desirable place to live.

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