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  • Resource sheet can be found at the end of the presentation.
  • Pupils should copy this into their books.
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    • 1. WAF4 Construct paragraphs and use cohesion within and between paragraphs;  
    • 2. Key questions par agr aphs1. What is a paragraph?2. How do I structure a paragraph?3. How do I know when to start a new paragraph?
    • 3. W at i s a p ar ag r ap h ? h• A paragraph is a group of sentences about one main idea.• It can be as short or as long as you like, as long as the idea you have been writing about has been fully explored.
    • 4. How to structure a p ar ag r ap h• There is a simple and easy way to remember how to structure a paragraph.• It’s called the t r af f i c l i g h t s ys t e m!• Each colour stands for adifferent part of the paragraph.
    • 5. How to structure a par agr aph• There is a simple and easy way to remember how to structure a paragraph.• It’s called the traffic light system!• Each colour stands for a different part of theparagraph.
    • 6. Topic Sentences• The topic of a paragraph is introduced by a key sentence.• This is often called a topic sentence.• This contains the main idea of the paragraph.• It often comes at the start of a paragraph.
    • 7. • "There are three reasons why Britain is one of the best countries in the world. First, Britain has an excellent transport system. Second, Britain has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Britains cities are clean and efficiently managed. As a result, Britain is a desirable place to live."
    • 8. Supporting sentences• They come after the topic sentence, making up the body of the paragraph.• Each sentence needs to be about your topic• What do they do? They give details to develop and support the main idea of the paragraph.• You should give supporting facts, details and examples.
    • 9. • "There are three reasons why Britain is one of the best countries in the world. First, Britain has an excellent transport system. Second, Britain has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Britains cities are clean and efficiently managed. As a result, Britain is a desirable place to live."
    • 10. Ending Sentences• Ending sentences close or finish the paragraph.• Ending sentences can:a) repeat the topic sentence in a different wayb) express how we feel about the topicc) express what we think about the topic.
    • 11. • "There are three reasons why Britain is one of the best countries in the world. First, Britain has an excellent transport system. Second, Britain has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Britains cities are clean and efficiently managed. As a result, Britain is a desirable place to live."
    • 12. Par agr aph Traffic Lights Introduces what theTopic Sentence paragraph is about. These sentences addSupporting Sentences details to the topic sentence. This concludes or closesEnding Sentence the paragraph.
    • 13. • Look at your sheet of paragraphs again.• Read through each paragraph.• Use coloured pencils to colour in the topic sentence, supporting  sentences and ending sentences.
    • 14. How do I know when to start  a new paragraph?• There is another simple method you can use to remember when to start a new paragraph. Time Person Ti P Place Topic To P
    • 15. What do you n e e d to remember?  What do you need to remember?
    • 16. Pa r a g r a phs1. What is a paragraph?2. How do I structure a paragraph?3. How do I know when to start a new paragraph?

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