Writing a Paragraph
What is a paragraph
What is a paragraph made of?
What is a topic sentence?
What are supporting details?
What is a paragraph?
A section is a gathering of sentence that are altogether identified with a specific subject, or focal topic.
Every paragraph has a key concept or main idea.
A paragraph is defined as a group of sentences that develops one main idea.
The main idea is the most important piece of information the writer wants you to know in order to understand the theme of that paragraph.
A paragraph is a series of sentences that are organized and consistent, and these sentences are all related to one single topic.
Some teachers might tell you that a paragraph must be at least five sentences long; however there is no minimum number of sentences required for a paragraph to be a paragraph.
If you are reading a well written essay, you will notice that it is divided into paragraphs. Why? Because paragraphs show a reader where the essay begins and ends, and thus help the reader see the organization of the essay.
Paragraph can contain may different kinds of information. A paragraph might :
Describe a place, character, or process
Narrate a series of events
Compare or contrast two or more things
Classify items into categories
Describe causes and effects
What is a paragraph made of ?
A paragraph has the following three essential elements:
The man idea
The main idea is given in the form of statement that we call the “Topic sentence”.
Explanation of the main idea through “Supporting Details”.
The Main Idea
Every paragraph has a central idea or a theme that is called “ The Main Idea”. A writer states the main idea clearly somewhere in the paragraph, may be at the beginning of the paragraph, in the middle, or at the end. The sentence in which the main idea or the theme of the paragraph is stated or given is called the topic sentence of that paragraph.
The topic Sentences
Each paragraph has a topic or a main idea or we can say a central idea, in other words, what the paragraph is about. The main idea or topic of a paragraph is written or given in the “Topic Sentence”. You might think of its as a headline of the paragraph. Most paragraphs should have a topic sentence. The topic sentence is just like an umbrella under which the writer adds more details.
Writing a Paragraph