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Topic sentences

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Topic Sentences

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Topic sentences

  1. 1. Topic Sentences
  2. 2. Topic Sentences Topic Sentence: a sentence that expresses the main idea of a paragraph in which it occurs • Forecasts what the paragraph will say • If any word in the paragraph does not expand on the topic sentence, remove it.
  3. 3. Topic Sentences Limited Topic + Specific Idea = Topic Sentence For Example Limited Topic: Dogs as wonderful pets Specific Idea: Dogs help you live longer Topic Sentence: Dogs make wonderful pets because they help you live longer.
  4. 4. Topic Sentences Limited Topic + Specific Idea = Topic Sentence For Example Limited Topic: Cooking Specific Idea: It requires a number of different skills. Topic Sentence: Cooking requires a number of different skills.

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