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Paragraph Writing

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a simple description of what a paragraph is, its features, and some guidelines on writing paragraphs.
useful to teach students of any age group the art of writing paragraphs.

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Paragraph Writing

  1. 1. m n RAJU Paragraph Writing
  2. 2. What is a Paragraph?  A group of sentences  A clear main idea  Supporting information  Part of a longer composition  A miniature essay! m n RAJU
  3. 3. m n RAJU A paragraph is often defined as a group of related sentences in which one single, main idea is developed. In a typical paragraph, the first sentence declares the main topic of the paragraph and the rest of the sentences develop or support the main idea. A paragraph is most often a part of a longer composition comprising of several paragraphs.
  4. 4. A Good Paragraph has . . .  Unity  Support  Coherence  Good Language  Variety of Structures m n RAJU
  5. 5. Unity  One main idea  Topic Sentence  Other sentences support m n RAJU
  6. 6. Coherence  Well organized details • Spatial • Chronological • Importance • logical  A clear, sensible connection  Linkers/connectors m n RAJU
  7. 7. Rearrange 1. It contains, of course, the meanings of difficult words. 2. One of the most important reference tools that you must possess is a dictionary. 3. It also gives you the pronunciation of the words. 4. You do possess one, perhaps, but I doubt whether you are aware of the different kinds of information it contains. 5. The dictionary can be referred to for the various grammatical forms of the words. 6. Every college dictionary should provide at least these four kinds of information about words, namely, pronunciation, meaning, grammatical patterns and usage. 7. Finally, a good dictionary contains illustrative sentences or phrases, showing how words are actually used. m n RAJU
  8. 8. m n RAJU 2 One of the most important reference tools that you must possess is a dictionary. 4 You do possess one, perhaps, but I doubt whether you are aware of the different kinds of information it contains. 1 It contains, of course, the meanings of difficult words. 3 It also gives you the pronunciation of the words. 5 The dictionary can be referred to for the various grammatical forms of the words. 7 Finally, a good dictionary contains illustrative sentences or phrases, showing how words are actually used. 6 Every college dictionary should provide at least these four kinds of information about words, namely, pronunciation, meaning, grammatical patterns and usage. TOPIC SENTENCE
  9. 9. m n RAJU 2 One of the most important reference tools that you must possess is a dictionary. 4 You do possess one, perhaps, but I doubt whether you are aware of the different kinds of information it contains. 1 It contains, of course, the meanings of difficult words. 3 It also gives you the pronunciation of the words. 5 The dictionary can be referred to for the various grammatical forms of the words. 7 Finally, a good dictionary contains illustrative sentences or phrases, showing how words are actually used. 6 Every college dictionary should provide at least these four kinds of information about words, namely, pronunciation, meaning, grammatical patterns and usage. TOPIC SENTENCE
  10. 10. Linkers m n RAJU
  11. 11. More Linkers m n RAJU
  12. 12. Support  Supporting ideas  Evidence  Examples  Detail m n RAJU
  13. 13. Good Language  Grammatical Accuracy  Correct Punctuation  Apt Vocabulary  Variety of Structures m n RAJU
  14. 14. Types of Paragraphs  Descriptive – to tell/to describe  Narrative - to express/to entertain  Expository – to inform/to explain  Persuasive – to influence/to persuade m n RAJU
  15. 15. Process of Writing  Gather - relevant information  Organize – meaningful sequence  Draft – first/rough draft  Edit – check, revise, refine  Publish - final version m n RAJU
  16. 16. Guided Writing m n RAJU Write a paragraph of about fifteen sentences (250 to 300 words) using the hints below: English – global language – more than a 100 countries – nearly 50% world population – internal and international communication – library language – research and publications – web language
  17. 17. Write a Paragraph m n RAJU Write a paragraph of about fifteen sentences (250 to 300 words) on My Mother

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