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Paragraph Writing Unit 1: Introduction and Exercises


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  • 1. Unit 1: A Morning Person or a Night Person
  • 2. Look at the Following Images
  • 3. Getting Ideas BRAINSTORMING
  • 4. Organize Your Ideas Mo rning Person/Night Person Why I like It What I Do How I feel
  • 5. Plan Your Writing
  • 6. Leave the Irrelevant • 1. Morning i. Breakfast ii. Go dancing iii. Read the paper iv. New day
  • 7. • Evening i. Dinner ii. Watch the news iii. Pretty sunrise iv. Wash dishes
  • 8. • Afternoon i. Lunch ii. Work iii. Classes iv. moon
  • 9. • Night i. Sunshine ii. Do homework iii. Relax iv. Call family and friends
  • 10. Cross Out the Irrelevant sentence: • Maria offered to help her mother clean the house. • She vacuumed the living room and dusted the furniture. • She picked up the toys in the playroom. • She ate a chicken sandwich for lunch. • Then she mopped the kitchen floor.
  • 11. Find the Unfit 1. Winter provides the opportunity for many outdoor activities. 2. Many people enjoy ice skating on a pond. 3. Swimming in the pond in summer can also be fun. 4. Skiing can be a thrilling experience too. 5. After a new snowfall, you can even build a snowman!
  • 12. 1. Mary was planning a birthday party. 2. She bought the invitations and put them in the mailbox. 3. She ordered a birthday cake. 4. She played with her new puppy. 5. Then she planned some games to play at the party.
  • 13. Recognizing Main Ideas • Show What You Know! • Directions: Benjamin Franklin was a very famous American. He is known as a great writer, scientist and statesman. Read the following paragraphs and choose the correct main idea for each paragraph.
  • 14. 1. Benjamin Franklin loved to write. When he was twenty-two, he set up his own printing shop and started a newspaper. He also printed a book called Poor Richard’s Almanac. It had funny stories, information about the weather, and wise sayings. What is the main idea? a. Benjamin Franklin loved to write stories and books. b. Benjamin Franklin worked very hard when he was young. c. Benjamin Franklin knew a lot about the weather. d. Benjamin Franklin was very poor.
  • 15. 2. Benjamin Franklin loved the city of Philadelphia. He started the city’s first hospital and fire department. Ben also started Philadelphia’s first public library. Benjamin Franklin worked very hard to make Philadelphia a better place to live. What is the main idea? a. Benjamin Franklin worked hard to make his city a great place to live. b. Benjamin Franklin worked for the fire department. c. Benjamin Franklin knew a lot about books. d. Benjamin Franklin went to school in Philedelphia.
  • 16. 3 .Benjamin Franklin was very interested in electricity. One day he tried a very dangerous experiment to prove that lightning was electricity. He attached a key to a kite string and flew the kite during a thunderstorm. When the lightning hit the kite, sparks flew from the key. Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning was electricity. What is the main idea? a. Benjamin Franklin liked to play in the rain. b. Benjamin Franklin performed an experiment that proved lightning was electricity. a. Benjamin Franklin knew a lot about thunderstorms. b. Benjamin Franklin invented a new kind of kite.
  • 17. 4. Benjamin Franklin invented many things that made life easier in the late 1700’s. He invented the lightning rod that saved many homes from fires. He also invented the Franklin stove. The stove could heat a room better than a fireplace and saved people a lot of fuel. He also invented a special kind of glasses called bifocals. This new kind of glasses helped people to read better. a. Benjamin Franklin thought reading was important. b. Benjamin Franklin was not afraid of fire. c. Benjamin Franklin was a great inventor. d. A Franklin stove can heat a whole room.