Big mac paragraph

1,200 views

Published on

Need more help with writing a GOOD, EFFECTIVE, paragraph. Well just think about a Big MAC!

0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,200
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
14
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Big mac paragraph

  1. 1. How to Write a Paragraph Or How to Build a Big Mac English 10th Grade MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 1
  2. 2. How to Write a Paragraph Language Arts: 10th grade Ms. WinsleyAfter this PPT, you can say I CAN…… Select useful to organize materials Plan and Compose Communications Identify and Define ProblemsMAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 2
  3. 3. Big Mac Cheeseburger What are the ingredients of a Big Mac?Top Bun Lettuce Tomato Cheese Onion Special Sauce HamburgerBottom BunMAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 3
  4. 4. A good paragraph is like a Big Mac.  The top and bottom bun of your Big Mac hold the “important” stuff together.  Just like your Big Mac, your paragraphs ”top and bottom bun” needs to tie the “important” stuff in the middle to the rest of your paragraph so that your paragraph doesn’t fall apart. MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 4
  5. 5. MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 5
  6. 6. The topic sentence introduces themain idea of a paragraph.  Although most people believe that man’s best friend is a dog, I think it should be a cat.  Cats have been kept as pets since the time of the Pharaohs. They are kept in homes all over the world. We can see that cats have been the favorites of man for hundreds of years. I believe cats are well liked because they are gentle, friendly, and easy to take care of. MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 6
  7. 7. Would you like a cheeseburgerwithout a top bun? Well, you don’t want a paragraph without a topic sentence either!MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 7
  8. 8. A topic sentence is like a . . . A ship without its sail. An army without its commander. A vacation trip without any money. A good song without any words.MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 8
  9. 9. What’s missing? He collects books that were written over a hundred years ago. He is also interested in the best sellers of today. If I ever need to get him a present, I know I can always make him happy by buying him a book.MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 9
  10. 10. What’s missing? The most beautiful flower is the rose because it comes in so many different colors. Another beautiful flower is the daisy which sometimes grows wild. Spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, and crocuses are also very pretty.MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 10
  11. 11. He collects books that were written over a hundredyears ago. He is also interested in the best sellersof today. If I ever need to get make him happy, I knowI can always please him by buying him a book.  Which of the following topic sentences is the best one for the above paragraph?  A. Reading is fun.  B. Books are my father’s hobby.  C. My father was a main influence in my life. MAP TAP 2002-2003 How to Build a Paragraph 11
  12. 12. The most beautiful flower is the rose because itcomes in so many different colors. Another beautifulflower is the daisy which sometimes grows wild.Spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, and crocuses arealso very pretty. Which of the following topic sentences is the best one for the above paragraph?  A. Don’t you just love spring?  B. The rose is the most loved flower the world over.  C. There are many lovely flowers to consider for your garden. 12

×