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  • 1. Topic and Concluding Sentences Writing is FUN!
  • 2. Topic Sentences
    • Usually the FIRST sentence
    • Tells the MAIN IDEA
    • Gives the reader information about what they are going to read
    • Tells your brain what to prepare for!
  • 3. These are topic sentences…rate them!
    • I love to travel and explore new places.
    • I like animals.
    • The eagle is the most beautiful bird in the world.
    • Owning a pet can be fun, but very tiring!
    • I ate pizza for dinner.
    • I went to the mall.
  • 4. What is the topic sentence?
    • I love to travel and explore new places. This summer, I went to the beach and loved searching the beach for shells. My family and I also went to the mountains and we went for nature hikes. Next year, I plan on traveling to the Grand Canyon. Traveling and exploring is my favorite thing to do over the summer!
  • 5. What about this paragraph?
    • I like to eat pizza. It is good. I eat it a lot.
  • 6. How do I write a topic sentence?
    • Think about your main idea
    • What is the point of your paragraph?
    • What do you want the reader to know?
    • Do you have details to support your topic sentence?
  • 7. Power Number Topic Sentence
    • There are three examples…
    • There are three reasons….
    • Pizza, popcorn, and pasta are my three favorite foods.
    • Going to the beach is fun because of the sand, sun, and food!
  • 8. You try some…
  • 9. Concluding Sentence
    • RE-tells the main idea
    • Summarizes your paragraph
    • “Wraps it up”
  • 10. Example…
    • There are three reasons why everyone should eat the chicken patty sandwich. First, it is a cheap way to eat a good lunch! Second, it’s spicy and makes your mouth water. Last, it goes great with a side of french fries. When you go to lunch today, make sure you buy the chicken patty!
  • 11. You try…
    • There are three reasons why everyone should go to the York Fair. First, there are many neat things to see and do. You can visit the animals and petting zoo. The food there is great, they have funnel cakes and french fries. If you like to ride the rides, they have plenty to choose from. ___________________________________
  • 12. Things to remember…
    • Think of the MAIN IDEA that you want to tell your reader
    • Make it TO THE POINT
    • Don’t write: “I want to tell you about”
    • Don’t write: “Hi, my name is…”