Grammar: Paragraph

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Grammar: Paragraph

  1. 1. paragraph The Paragraph
  2. 2. <ul><li>A paragraph is a series of sentences developing one topic. </li></ul>definition
  3. 3. <ul><li>A topic sentence is one sentence that gives everything that you are going to talk about. It focuses the paragraph. </li></ul>Topic sentence Topic Sentence
  4. 4. Example. <ul><li>Through the centuries rats have managed to survive all our efforts to destroy them. We have poisoned them and trapped them. We have fumigated , flooded , and burned them. We have tried germ warfare . Some rats even survived atomic bomb tests conducted on Entwetok atoll in the Pacific after World War II. In spite of all our efforts, these enemies of ours continue to prove that they are the most indestructible of pests . </li></ul>main idea concluding sentence The topic sentence (main idea) is developed or explained by other sentences.
  5. 5. development Paragraph Development A topic sentence is developed by giving details and examples.
  6. 6. Paragraph Unity Every sentence in a paragraph must support the topic sentence, the main idea of the paragraph. detail detail detail detail sentence sentence sentence sentence Topic Sentence Main Idea
  7. 7. Concluding Sentence <ul><li>restates the topic sentence in different words. </li></ul><ul><li>clinches the point or points made in the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>summarizes the paragraph. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Sticks to the point of the topic sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Puts details, examples, or incidents in a logical order </li></ul>Paragraph Coherence chronological (time) order in relation to each other in order of importance
  9. 9. Transitions Transitions logically connect words and ideas within a paragraph. chronological (time) order first meanwhile after(wards) later finally relation to one another next to beside in front of behind between importance in fact furthermore as a result yet however
  10. 10. Paragraph Types <ul><li>Narrative tells a story </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive tries to convince </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive describes something </li></ul><ul><li>Explanatory gives information or explains </li></ul>4 Paragraph Types
  11. 11. BEST info This presentation is especially created for you by Nora 恩沛 2738 0770 0910 311 516 Located near 101 [email_address] CausingtheSongtoSing copyright March 2005

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