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  • Topic Sentences

    1. 1. Writing Topic Sentences Mini-lesson
    2. 2. Topic Sentences A topic sentence is a statement that tells what your paragraph will be about. It is the first sentence of each of your 3 body paragraphs.
    3. 3. Topic Sentences A good topic sentence does two important things. 1. Helps you stay focused on the topic of your paragraph. 2. Helps readers to know what your paragraph will be about.
    4. 4. Parts of a Topic Sentences A topic sentence should: • State the topic • Include or summarize ideas
    5. 5. Topic Sentences Topic Idea A notable reason why I love Big Macs are for their unique flavor. What might I include in the paragraph that comes after this topic sentence?
    6. 6. I will never forget the first time I bit into a piping hot Big Mac from McDonald's. I was eleven, and the day was crisp and perfect for eating. I could hardly wait to bite into the soft roll. The first bite was heaven. As I luxuriated in the taste of the special sauce, I wondered if anything else in my life would be as sweet, as momentous as this experience. Sadly, all other events in my life have paled in comparison, but there are always Big Macs waiting for me at a nearby McDonald's, which I love for their flavor, the positive memories I have eating them, and the interesting history behind them. A notable reason why I love Big Macs are for their unique flavor. (Crud! Now what do I say??? Oh yeah. I should go look at my essay map or outline.)
    7. 7. I will never forget the first time I bit into a piping hot Big Mac from McDonald's. I was eleven, and the day was crisp and perfect for eating. I could hardly wait to bite into the soft roll. The first bite was heaven. As I luxuriated in the taste of the special sauce, I wondered if anything else in my life would be as sweet, as momentous as this experience. Sadly, all other events in my life have paled in comparison, but there are always Big Macs waiting for me at a nearby McDonald's, which I love for their flavor, the positive memories I have eating them, and the interesting history behind them. A notable reason why I love Big Macs are for their unique flavor. The mixture of the ingredients is excellent. The combination of the onions, special sauce, and pickles is pleasing to my taste buds. There is something about the spices McDonald’s uses on their beef patties that makes me want to continue eating, which is why I sometimes have to have a second Big Mac in one sitting. I suppose I am a person who enjoys a variety of flavors in one bite, and the Big Mac does not disappoint with its perfect mix of sweet, salty, and tart flavors.
    8. 8. • It is hard. • It does not count toward your overall grade. • Do your best, review with your learning coach, and then move on!!! (yes, even if you do not master the assessment or unit checkpoint) • Everything is going to be ok!!!
    9. 9. --complete your draft --have your learning coach look over it with you --review the rubric on Blackboard to make sure you are meeting the requirements --maybe post it to the discussion board for peer review --revise if needed and begin polishing --tomorrow, we will have a mini lesson on transitions No exit ticket. Have a great day!!

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