Some topic sentences make us want to read the rest of the paragraph. They give us direction too. : Some topic sentences make us want to read the rest of the paragraph. They give us direction too. Needs improved:
I am going to tell you about a time I learned a lesson from my father. Better
My father once told me that thinking outside of the box could save me money.
Slide 3: Needs improved
I don’t think I will like the new teacher. Better
The new teacher gave us a list of four rules that will ruin our freshman year in English.
Specifics will help. : Specifics will help. Think about specifics when you write a topic sentence.
Needs to be improved:
The dinner was a disaster. My mother was crying when she opened the door to welcome us to last year’s disastrous Thanksgiving dinner.
Five Criteria for a good topic sentence: : Five Criteria for a good topic sentence: Viewpoint
Good luck writing your topic sentences! : Good luck writing your topic sentences!