Writing Strong Paragraphs
Topic Sentence

Topic + A Specific Detail
= A Good Topic Sentence
For Example
Topic

neighborhood cleanup
For Example
A Specific Detail

is a great way to improve your
community
For Example
Complete Topic Sentence

Participating in a
neighborhood cleanup day is
a great way to improve your
community.
The Body
Sentences that include
details supporting the topic
sentence.
The Body
Use specific details to make your
paragraph more interesting.
Piles of garbage can contain things like
broken gla...
The Closing Sentence
The final sentence that restates the
topic, gives the reader something
to think about, or provides a
...
The Closing Sentence
There are many good reasons to
clean up your environment, and a
neighborhood cleanup day can help
you...
Put it all together!
Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great
way to improve your community. First of all, you wil...
Let’s take a closer look…
Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way
Topic
to improve your community. First of a...
Supporting
Sentence #1

Let’s take a closer look…
Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to
improve your com...
Let’s take a closer

Supporting
look… #2
Sentence

Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to
improve your co...
Let’s take a closer look…
Supporting

Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to
Sentence #3
improve your com...
Let’s take a closer look…
Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to
improve your community. First of all, yo...
What else do you notice?
Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way
to improve your community. First of all, you...
Outline
Topic sentence: _____________________________________
___________________________________________________
Supporti...
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  1. 1. Writing Strong Paragraphs
  2. 2. Topic Sentence Topic + A Specific Detail = A Good Topic Sentence
  3. 3. For Example Topic neighborhood cleanup
  4. 4. For Example A Specific Detail is a great way to improve your community
  5. 5. For Example Complete Topic Sentence Participating in a neighborhood cleanup day is a great way to improve your community.
  6. 6. The Body Sentences that include details supporting the topic sentence.
  7. 7. The Body Use specific details to make your paragraph more interesting. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass and dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick.
  8. 8. The Closing Sentence The final sentence that restates the topic, gives the reader something to think about, or provides a transition to the following paragraph.
  9. 9. The Closing Sentence There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  10. 10. Put it all together! Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  11. 11. Let’s take a closer look… Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way Topic to improve your community. First of all, you will help the Sentence city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  12. 12. Supporting Sentence #1 Let’s take a closer look… Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or Example/Benefit dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There of SS #1 are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  13. 13. Let’s take a closer Supporting look… #2 Sentence Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  14. 14. Let’s take a closer look… Supporting Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to Sentence #3 improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it! Example/Benefit Of SS #3
  15. 15. Let’s take a closer look… Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In Closing addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, Sentence if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it!
  16. 16. What else do you notice? Participating in neighborhood cleanup is a great way to improve your community. First of all, you will help the city’s trash collectors get rid of some of the garbage in places where it is hard to pick up. This will save the city time and money. In addition, if you help clean up piles of trash, you will make your neighborhood a better place to live and play. Most importantly, if you clean up the garbage, your neighborhood will be a safer place. Piles of garbage can contain things like broken glass or dangerous chemicals. Germs produced by piles of garbage can make people sick. There are many good reasons to clean up your environment, and a neighborhood cleanup day can help you do it! Transition Words!!
  17. 17. Outline Topic sentence: _____________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Supporting idea #1: __________________________________ Example #1: ________________________________________ Supporting idea #2: __________________________________ Example #2: ________________________________________ Supporting idea #3: __________________________________ Example #3: ________________________________________ Closing Sentence: ___________________________________ ___________________________________________________ You need to provide an example for at least two of your supporting ideas.

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