UNIT-3:  PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
What is a paragraph? <ul><li>A paragraph is a basic unit of organization in writing in which a group of related sentences ...
COMPONENTS OF A PARAGRAPH
Use Correct Paragraph Form <ul><li>A paragraph includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Three “ Suppor...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence   (MAIN IDEA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First Su pporting Sentence   </li></ul></...
<ul><li>A sentence which limits the topic to one specific area (controlling idea) </li></ul><ul><li>TOPIC SENTENCE= TOPIC+...
SUPPORTING SENTENCES <ul><li>Sentences that develop the topic sentence; they explain the topic sentence by giving reasons,...
topic:  my father in his 20 s topic sentence:  my father at his  20 was an adorable person for me Supporting Ideas:  1- hi...
SUPPORTING IDEAS HIS FACE HIS HAIR THE WAY HE DRESSED
  HIS FACE:  If you see Brad  Pitt, you would probably agree  that my dad’s face was just  exactly like his.   THE WAY HE ...
<ul><li>Then  we  write more detail  for each of the three  features  for the topic sentence : </li></ul><ul><li>First of ...
Now end your paragraph with a conclusion: <ul><li>Remember, each paragraph must have a   concluding sentence.  Concluding ...
<ul><li>Topic:  my father at his 20 Topic sentence:  my father at his  20 was an adorable person for me  Supporting Ideas:...
The Completed Paragraph <ul><li>  My fa ther   at his 20   was an adorable person for me .  First of all,  If you see Brad...
There you have it!  It’s easy to write a paragraph.  All you need is  a topic,  three ideas and evidence for each,  and a ...
REMEMBER THIS! Topic Sentence: <ul><li>Idea 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Idea 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Idea 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Detail 1...
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  • The question to find better supporting ideas in this topic can be ‘What makes my father an adorable person?’ Do not forget to ask questions to find supporting ideas to the topic.
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    1. 1. UNIT-3: PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE
    2. 2. What is a paragraph? <ul><li>A paragraph is a basic unit of organization in writing in which a group of related sentences develop one main idea. </li></ul>
    3. 3. COMPONENTS OF A PARAGRAPH
    4. 4. Use Correct Paragraph Form <ul><li>A paragraph includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Three “ Supporting Sentences’’ </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>No paragraph should be less </li></ul><ul><li>than TEN sentences. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>Topic Sentence (MAIN IDEA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First Su pporting Sentence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and one of these: explanation, evidence, example, elaboration, experience) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second Su pporting Sentence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and one of these: explanation, evidence, example, elaboration, experience) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Third Supporting Sentence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and one of these: explanation, evidence, example, elaboration, experience) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion (Restates or summarize topic sentence ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>A sentence which limits the topic to one specific area (controlling idea) </li></ul><ul><li>TOPIC SENTENCE= TOPIC+CONTROLLING IDEA </li></ul>Topic Sentence (Your First Sentence)
    7. 7. SUPPORTING SENTENCES <ul><li>Sentences that develop the topic sentence; they explain the topic sentence by giving reasons, examples or facts. </li></ul><ul><li>To produce such supporting sentences, you can ask a proper question to the controlling idea of the topic sentence. </li></ul>
    8. 8. topic: my father in his 20 s topic sentence: my father at his 20 was an adorable person for me Supporting Ideas: 1- his face 2- the way he dressed 3- his hair
    9. 9. SUPPORTING IDEAS HIS FACE HIS HAIR THE WAY HE DRESSED
    10. 10. HIS FACE: If you see Brad Pitt, you would probably agree that my dad’s face was just exactly like his. THE WAY HE DRESSED: My father always updated his dress style. HIS HAIR STYLE: His hair was amazingly styled.
    11. 11. <ul><li>Then we write more detail for each of the three features for the topic sentence : </li></ul><ul><li>First of all, If you see Brad Pitt, you would probably agree that my dad’s face was just exactly like his . When you see his eyes, they are big and sparkling, just like Brad’s when he is staring.His nose of course resembles Brad’s: a pointed one. Secondly, My father always updated his dress style . He always followed the trend. For example, in most of his photos, he was dressed in up-to-date. Lastly, his hair was amazingly styled. He regularly visited his hair stylist to take care of his hair. </li></ul>ADD DETAILS TO THE SUPPORTS
    12. 12. Now end your paragraph with a conclusion: <ul><li>Remember, each paragraph must have a concluding sentence. Concluding sentence signals the end of the paragraph. It is the last sentence of your paragraph. You can f inish with a sentence that restates your topic sentence using different words . </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Topic: my father at his 20 Topic sentence: my father at his 20 was an adorable person for me Supporting Ideas: 1- his face 2- the way he dressed 3- his hair </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion: For me, looking at all his photos, my father is still the person I admire most. </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Completed Paragraph <ul><li> My fa ther at his 20 was an adorable person for me . First of all, If you see Brad Pitt, you would probably agree that my dad’s face was just exactly like his . When you see his eyes, they are big and sparkling, just like Brad’s when he is staring.His nose of course resembles Brad’s: a pointed one. Secondly, My father always updated his dress style . He always followed the trend. For example, in most of his photos, she was dressed in up-yo-date. Lastly, his hair was amazingly styled. he looked like having freedom of his life with his dark wavy hair. He regularly visited his hair stylist to take care of his hair. For me, looking at all his photos, my father is still the person I admire most. </li></ul>
    15. 15. There you have it! It’s easy to write a paragraph. All you need is a topic, three ideas and evidence for each, and a conclusion!
    16. 16. REMEMBER THIS! Topic Sentence: <ul><li>Idea 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Idea 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Idea 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Detail 1a </li></ul><ul><li>Detail 2a </li></ul><ul><li>Detail 3a </li></ul>Concluding Sentence :

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