Paragraph Writing Strategy: Topic Sentences

Flashcard maker : Lily Taylor
Why are we learning the Paragraph Writing Strategy?
1. It will help me write better paragraphs.
2. Writing better paragraphs will help me communicate clearly.
3. The Ohio Department of Education states that I must be able to write appropriately.
What are the three parts to a paragraph?
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
What types of sentence is found in the introduction?
topic sentence
What types of sentences are found in the body?
detail sentences
What types of sentence is found in the conclusion?
clincher sentence
What is a topic sentence?
Usually the first sentence in a paragraph that introduces the main idea and sometimes introduces the details.
What the purpose of the topic sentence?
It helps the reader know what to expect by grabbing the readers attention.
What are the three types of topic sentences?
general
clueing
specific
What is the criteria for general topic sentence?
It covers only the main idea but does not introduce the main points or details.
What is the criteria for clueing topic sentence?
It names the main idea and gives clues about the details.
What is the criteria for specific topic sentence?
It names the main idea and names specific details to be covered in order.
What are the benefits of knowing how to write three different types of topic sentences?
It will vary my writing, and I can chose the one type that fits my topic the best.
What does the “P” represent in the PENS mnemonic?
Pick a sentence type and formula.
What does the “E” represent in the PENS mnemonic?
Explore words to fit the sentence type and formula.
What does the “N” represent in the PENS mnemonic?
Note the Words
What does the “S” represent in the PENS mnemonic?
Search and Check

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