The Paragraph

The Topic Sentence & the Developer

The Topic Sentence

 Key

idea  Controlling idea  Main idea  Assertion

The topic sentence
A

statement of a fact or a belief statement of a feeling or thought

A

An Assertion of
A A

belief fact

A paragraph
 Must  Must

have a single topic

present a topic statement or present a single impression

Paragraph Development
 How

do you develop your topic sentence?

Development of the Body

Supporting

statements

Speech Functions of the Body
Reporting  Narrating  Describing  Specifying  Reaffirming  Exemplifying

 Comparing  Confirming  Defining  Ascribing  Explaining  Enumerating

Form & Structure of a Paragraph Expositions & Essays
introducer
Introducer

Reporting Narrating Describing Specifying Reaffirming Exemplifying

developer extender

modulator terminator

Example
contrast

Parents anniversary Dissimilar but got married Contrasting Mother & Father

introducer Topic sentence developer extender

Despite differences They work out their differences

modulator

terminator