Paragraphs Part 1: What is a Paragraph (Editable PPT)
This editable PowerPoint uses simple language to explain what a paragraph is, how many sentences it has, and the main three parts of topic sentence, detail sentences, and conclusion sentence. This resource can be used with a FREE notes sheet (including answer sheet) for learners to take notes. Or, the notes sheet can be used as a quick assessment to see what learners remember after you give the presentation.
The resource begins with the basics:
- A paragraph is a group of sentences about one idea. (This is called the main idea.)
- A paragraph has about five sentences.
- The first sentence of a paragraph is indented. (This means that there are about about five empty spaces before it.)
An example paragraph is shown. Then, each of the three main parts of a paragraph are introduced and explained:
- Topic sentence
- Detail sentences
- Conclusion sentence
As each part is explained, the corresponding sentences within the example are highlighted in different colors.