Paragraph Structure

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develop one main idea, purposes are similar, structures are similar
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Select all the statements which complete this sentence accurately. The paragraph has been called a miniature composition because both _____.
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false
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All good paragraphs have topic sentences.
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true
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Any of the three types of paragraphs (narrative, descriptive, expository) can be used in accomplishing the writer’s purpose.
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true
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The expository paragraph develops around the central idea stated in the topic sentence.
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true
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A narrative paragraph tells a story.
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false
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Every topic sentence should come at the beginning of the expository paragraph.
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true
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Topic sentences help the reader not to miss the connection between the main idea and details.
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false
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A paragraph’s structure determines its purpose.
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true
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A single paragraph can use elements of exposition, description, and narration.
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spatial organization
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A descriptive paragraph structures information by _____.
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topic sentence/details
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An expository paragraph structures information by _____.
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chronological organization
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A narrative paragraph structures information by _____.
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true
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The concluding sentence should restate or summarize the content of the topic sentence.
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true
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Longer, more complicated paragraphs need a concluding sentence.
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to inform or explain
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Read the paragraph below and answer the question which follows. Cook an omelet in just a few easy steps. Begin by preparing the omelet mixture–two eggs and a 1/4 cup of milk blended smoothly together. Next, set the temperature of a stovetop burner to medium-high and melt enough butter in a skillet to evenly coat the bottom and sides of the cooking surface. When the butter has just begun to brown, pour in the egg mixture. Allowing the mixture to cook until it begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Gently slide a spatula underneath the omelet at various points to free it from the cooking surface. When the middle of the omelet is no longer runny, turn off the heat and allow the omelet to further solidify. Add your favorite ingredients–fresh tomatoes, cheese, and basil are recommended–and fold the omelet in half. What is the writer’s purpose in the paragraph above?
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to entertain or please
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Read the paragraph below and answer the question which follows. Butter sizzles and smokes in the skillet. A golden cascade strikes hot metal with a glorious roar, rushing out in a seething, bubbling circle. A toasty brown aroma and the metallic scrape of a spatula prophesy, and my awakened stomach rumbles the \”Amen.\” Breakfast time! What is the writer’s purpose in the paragraph above?

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