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Parts of a Paragraph • Titles • Topic Sentences • Supporting Details • Concluding Sentences

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Title 

The name of the paragraph

Tells what the paragraph is about in a couple words

How do I write one? 

Choose a couple words that describe what your paragraph is about

Titles always have capital letters

Topic Sentence (the top bun) 

The first sentence of the paragraph

Tells us what the paragraph is about

How do I write one? 

Summarize the main idea of the paragraph.

Supporting Details (the toppings) 

The sentences after the topic sentence

They make up the body of the paragraph

They tell more about the main idea

How do I write them? 

Give supporting details, facts, and examples of your main idea

Concluding Sentence (the bottom bun)  The last sentence of the paragraph 

It tells the main idea again

How do I write one? 

Tell the main idea again, but in new words

The concluding sentence should be very similar to the topic sentence

Reading Practice 1 2


My Dream Home

My dream home is a house in a nice neighborhood. The house has a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, two bathrooms, and three bedrooms. All the rooms are very big and bright. The rooms have comfortable furniture. I would love to live in a house in a nice neighborhood.


Writing Practice Lets write a paragraph about this apartment!

Writing Practice 1. Brainstorm

Writing Practice 2. What is the main idea?

Writing Practice 3. What are 3 details that tell more about our main idea?

Writing Practice 4. What is our main idea again? (in new words)

Writing Practice 5. What is our main idea in 2 or 3 words?

Writing Practice Yay! Our paragraph is finished!

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