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TOPIC SENTENCES : 

TOPIC SENTENCES How can I find a topic sentence in a paragraph?

What is a topic sentence? : 

What is a topic sentence? A topic sentence is a complete sentence structure, usually is the first sentence in a paragraph, and contains the topic of the paragraph. A topic sentence is the main idea of a paragraph.

SO…. : 

SO…. A topic sentence must have a topic and a controlling idea and is usually the first sentence of a paragraph.

A topic sentenceis not a mere statement of fact. : 

A topic sentenceis not a mere statement of fact. The United States has 50 states. This course does not have a text book. My name is Michael Jackson.

A topic sentence is generally not a question. : 

A topic sentence is generally not a question. Who is the new president? What textbook are you using?

The Subject or Topic : 

The Subject or Topic A topic tells the reader the subject of the paragraph. Examples of topics for a paragraph…. tigers Race car drivers Lady golfers

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Each time you see a new paragraph, you can expect the topic (or focus) to change. Here are three paragraphs in an essay about Lincoln’s difficult childhood. (Par 1) One of the greatest difficulties young Lincoln faced was the death of his mother. (Par 2) Young Lincoln did not have many friends growing up. (Par 3) Finally, Lincoln could not attend school.

CONTROLLING IDEAS : 

CONTROLLING IDEAS A controlling idea tells the reader what the writer is going to say about the topic. It might be an opinion about the topic, or it might be the focus or the direction that the writer is going to take the topic Examples of controlling ideas… great, dangerous, favorite, popular, exciting, funny

A topic sentence implies a question that the paragraph is going to answer…. : 

A topic sentence implies a question that the paragraph is going to answer…. WHY? Why is it popular? the best? Why should we….? Why was it terrible? HOW? How is it attractive? How did it change? How is it terrible? WHERE? Where should we go? WHICH ONES? Which do you think are the most important, biggest, etc. WHAT? What reasons? What effects?

Topic Sentences : 

Topic Sentences What question do you expect to be answered in a paragraph with the following topic sentences? Parking at a local school is a horrible experience. People get tattoos for three main reasons. Tattoos should be illegal. Coffee is becoming very popular. Cell phones make our life easier. Cell phones are annoying. Lincoln had a difficult childhood.

Topic Sentences : 

Topic Sentences Parking at a local school is a horrible experience. WHY? People get tattoos for three main reasons. What three reasons? Tattoos should be illegal. WHY? Coffee is becoming very popular. WHY? Cell phones make our life easier. HOW? Cell phones are annoying. WHY? Lincoln had a difficult childhood. In what way?

When you find the topic sentence of a paragraph,you know what to expect next.Your reading becomes easier! : 

When you find the topic sentence of a paragraph,you know what to expect next.Your reading becomes easier!

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