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The Building Block of WritingGrunge Textures, & Flickr (n.d.). Brick with Black Mortar [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 20...
The Importance of a GoodParagraph Paragraph = the building block of writing Work together to make effective essays With...
What is a paragraph? A paragraph is agroup of sentencessharing andexplaining acomplete thought. Sentences shouldbe about...
What does a good paragraphlook like? Debatable Good rule: 6 to 12 sentences Remember, the sentences should berelated.Jj...
The Sandwich AnalogyThe Casual Paragraph The Academic ParagraphBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [P...
The Parts of a ParagraphBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http...
The Topic Sentence Important Usually one sentence Contains the topic and main idea Controls the content of the rest of...
The Body Sentences The Majority of your Paragraph At least 4 sentences Share the Main Ideas Give DetailsBucking Bull, ...
The Transitions The Glue Makes sentences flow Keeps the paragraph from soundingroboticBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bu...
The Concluding Sentence Completes the thought Finishes the paragraph Answers “So What?”Bucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). B...
Common Mistakes Road Signs “I am going to be explaining _________” “So now you can see _________” “This is the part wh...
Checklist Plan ahead Narrow your topic Brainstorm Cut the fat Finalize topicsentence Answer “So What?” Edit and Pro...
Your turn!Bucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr....
ReferencesBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.fl...
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Defining the Paragraph: The Building Block of Writing

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  1. 1. The Building Block of WritingGrunge Textures, & Flickr (n.d.). Brick with Black Mortar [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/grungetextures/4132752889/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  2. 2. The Importance of a GoodParagraph Paragraph = the building block of writing Work together to make effective essays Without them, our essays would fallapart.Donna62, & Flickr (n.d.). Replica of First Brick House West of Rocky Mountains [Photograph].Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyite/2748573870/sizes/s/in/photostreamGrunge Textures, & Flickr (n.d.). Brick with Black Mortar [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013
  3. 3. What is a paragraph? A paragraph is agroup of sentencessharing andexplaining acomplete thought. Sentences shouldbe about the sametopic.Kehrig, G. (n.d.). Paragraphs and Hamburger Metaphor [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013from http://www.flickr.com/photos/looking_and_learning/6216415392/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  4. 4. What does a good paragraphlook like? Debatable Good rule: 6 to 12 sentences Remember, the sentences should berelated.Jjpacres, & Flickr (n.d.). Writing [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jjpacres/3293117576/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  5. 5. The Sandwich AnalogyThe Casual Paragraph The Academic ParagraphBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/Cl_03, & Flickr (n.d.). Ham and Cheese Sandwich [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cl_03/8538204017/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  6. 6. The Parts of a ParagraphBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  7. 7. The Topic Sentence Important Usually one sentence Contains the topic and main idea Controls the content of the rest of theparagraphBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/Williamfehrphoto, & Flickr (n.d.). Isolated Hamburger Bun [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 20http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamfehrphotography/8881226389/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  8. 8. The Body Sentences The Majority of your Paragraph At least 4 sentences Share the Main Ideas Give DetailsBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/Williamfehrphoto, & Flickr (n.d.). Burger Patty [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/williamfehrphotography/8881730906/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  9. 9. The Transitions The Glue Makes sentences flow Keeps the paragraph from soundingroboticBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/Davidson, S., & Flickr (n.d.). Condiments [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/susannedavidson/7111286157/sizes/s/in/photostream/S., I., & Flickr (n.d.). Curious Robot [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/81657830@N05/7489691810/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  10. 10. The Concluding Sentence Completes the thought Finishes the paragraph Answers “So What?”Bucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 201http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/JasperYue, & Flickr (n.d.). Gift Bow [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jasperyue/1961590799/sizes/s/in/photostreamWilliamfehrphoto, & Flickr (n.d.). Isolated Hamburger Bun [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 20http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamfehrphotography/8881226389/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  11. 11. Common Mistakes Road Signs “I am going to be explaining _________” “So now you can see _________” “This is the part where I explain__________” Forgetting to conclude RepeatingMyCELLmyTERMS, & Flickr (n.d.). 3 Common Mistakes [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mycellmyterms/6638795337/sizes/s/in/photostream
  12. 12. Checklist Plan ahead Narrow your topic Brainstorm Cut the fat Finalize topicsentence Answer “So What?” Edit and ProofreadIrinakostyuk1, & Flickr (n.d.). Checklist [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/30358826@N03/5026729965/sizes/s/in/photostream
  13. 13. Your turn!Bucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/
  14. 14. ReferencesBucking Bull, & Flickr (n.d.). Bucking Bull Works Burger [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/buckingbull/3386325673/sizes/s/in/photostream/Cl_03, & Flickr (n.d.). Ham and Cheese Sandwich [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/cl_03/8538204017/sizes/s/in/photostream/Davidson, S., & Flickr (n.d.). Condiments [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/susannedavidson/7111286157/sizes/s/in/photostream/Donna62, & Flickr (n.d.). Replica of First Brick House West of Rocky Mountains [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013from http://www.flickr.com/photos/disneyite/2748573870/sizes/s/in/photostream/Grunge Textures, & Flickr (n.d.). Brick with Black Mortar [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/grungetextures/4132752889/sizes/s/in/photostream/Irinakostyuk1, & Flickr (n.d.). Checklist [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/30358826@N03/5026729965/sizes/s/in/photostream/JasperYue, & Flickr (n.d.). Gift Bow [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jasperyue/1961590799/sizes/s/in/photostream/Jjpacres, & Flickr (n.d.). Writing [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jjpacres/3293117576/sizes/s/in/photostream/Kehrig, G. (n.d.). Paragraphs and Hamburger Metaphor [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/looking_and_learning/6216415392/sizes/s/in/photostream/MyCELLmyTERMS, & Flickr (n.d.). 3 Common Mistakes [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mycellmyterms/6638795337/sizes/s/in/photostream/S., I., & Flickr (n.d.). Curious Robot [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/81657830@N05/7489691810/sizes/s/in/photostream/Williamfehrphoto, & Flickr (n.d.). Burger Patty [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/williamfehrphotography/8881730906/sizes/s/in/photostream/Williamfehrphoto, & Flickr (n.d.). Isolated Hamburger Bun [Photograph]. Retrieved June 10, 2013 fromhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/williamfehrphotography/8881226389/sizes/s/in/photostream/

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