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From paragraph to essay From paragraph to essay Presentation Transcript

  • ESL Reading and Writing Level 3 Intensive English Program
  • From Paragraph to EssayIf you can write a good paragraph, you will no doubt write a good essay! Paragraph Essay
  • Elements of a goodparagraph: # 1: Structure
  • Linear as opposed to Circular on the topic
  • Staying on Topic...Click here
  • # 2: Topic Sentence Main Idea + Controlling idea my favorite season Winter dangerous driving your idea?Topic Sentence
  • Remember!Your Topic Sentence tells the reader what your paragraph is about!
  • #3: Support your Topic Sentence! Once you inform the reader about yourTopic Sentence, provide him/her with examples: TOPIC SENTENCE Supporting detail 1 Supporting detail 2 Supporting detail 3
  • # 4: Make a Conclusion Your Topic Sentence & Supporting details CONCLUSION: Summarize or restate your main points, make a prediction, or offer a solution.
  • Visualize Your Paragraph Introduction
  • Your turn to practice...Write your own paragraph. Be sure to include:Topic sentence & Controlling ideaSupporting detailsConcluding sentences
  • Activity: Brainstorm support support TOPIC support support support support
  • Writing Activity - 30 min
  • Peer- Review ActivityRead your classmates paragraph and:1. Underline the topic sentence2. Circle the controlling idea3. Number the supporting sentences4. Highlight the concluding sentence
  • Have you heard about FISH??
  • What do a good paragraph and a delicious cake have in common? Winter Winter is my favorite seasonbecause I like the clothes, the food andthe activities. In the winter, I can weara big coat and my favorite sweater.When its cold, I can eat hot foods andsoup. I can drink hot chocolate too.Best of all, in the winter I can do a lot ofactivities. I can play in the snow andmake a snowman. I can go skiing, iceskating, or stay at home by thefireplace. Thats why winter is myfavorite season.
  • They are both enjoyable to read/eat! All of the supporting ideas/ingredients belong together! Winter Winter is my favorite seasonbecause I like the clothes, the food andthe activities. In the winter, I can weara big coat and my favorite sweater.When its cold, I can eat hot foods andsoup. I can drink hot chocolate too.Best of all, in the winter I can do a lot ofactivities. I can play in the snow andmake a snowman. I can go skiing, iceskating, or stay at home by thefireplace. Thats why winter is myfavorite season.
  • Which ingredients DO NOT belong in a cake? • sugar •eggs •flour •fish •milk
  • Which ingredients DO NOT belong in a cake? • sugar •eggs •flour •fish X •milk
  • Which sentences do not belong in a paragraph about “why winter is my favorite season?”In the winter, I can wear a big coat and my favoritesweater.Summer can be a lot of fun too.I can go skiing, ice skating, or stay at home by thefireplace.Driving can be very dangerous in the winter.
  • Which sentences do not belong in a paragraph about “why winter is my favorite season?” •In the winter, I can wear a big coat and my favoritesweater. _____________ •Summer can be a lot of fun too. •I can go skiing, ice skating, or stay at home by the _____________fireplace. •Driving can be very dangerous in the winter. •When its cold, I can eat hot foods and soup.
  • Keep those fishOUT of your paragraphs!
  • From Paragraph to Essay INTRO BODY Support 1Topic SentenceSupport 1Support 2Support 3Conclusion Support 2 Support 3 Conclusion
  • How To Write an EssayClick on the Screen to watch!
  • Lets Take a Quiz!
  • Or.....play a game! GAME
  • Finally...Be prepared to writeyour OWN essay!
  • References:http://education.wichita.edu/caduceus/examples/essay_student/index.htmgoogle images"Fish" part: courtesy by Tracy Day