Paragraphs Part 1: What is a Paragraph (Editable PPT)

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7th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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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.

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21 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.


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