logging in or signing up Topic Sentences macdonald.judith Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 440 Category: Education License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: January 13, 2013 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Topic Sentences for Paragraphs: Topic Sentences for Paragraphs Topic Sentence Supports Concluding SentencePowerPoint Presentation: Every paragraph needs a topic sentence It is usually the first sentence in a paragraph When a paragraph contains a clear topic sentence, the reader will know exactly what to expect, and, therefore, will understand your ideas betterPowerPoint Presentation: What makes a good TOPIC SENTENCE? A topic sentence has 2 parts: a TOPIC and a CONTROLLING IDEA Topic : the general subject you are going to discuss 2. Controlling Idea : what you want to say about the topic. The controlling idea makes your topic more specific .PowerPoint Presentation: Topic & Controlling Idea American History was my favorite class in high school for three reasons. American history/my favorite class three reasons why Topic : Controlling Idea :PowerPoint Presentation: A good topic sentence should not be too general or too specific Too general : My high school history class was great. Too specific : I was very successful in my American history class because I could easily memorize the information, I did all my homework, and got A's on all my tests. Just right : American History was my favorite class in high school for three reasons.PowerPoint Presentation: A clearly stated topic sentence will serve two important functions: It will help you, the author, to stay focused on your topic . (It's a lot easier to write if you know specifically what you are going to write about!) It will provide readers with the tools they need to clearly understand what you have to say. Adapted from: http://www.eslbee.com/topic_sentences.htmPowerPoint Presentation: Let’s Practice Identify the topic and a controlling idea in each of the following topic sentences: 1. Turkish coffee is easy to make if you follow these three steps. Turkish coffee is easy to make if you follow these three steps .PowerPoint Presentation: 2. Digital cameras have several advantages over film cameras. Digital cameras have several advantages over film cameras.PowerPoint Presentation: 3. Choosing a college will be easier if you consider these three factors. Choosing a college will be easier if you consider these three factors.PowerPoint Presentation: 4. A good doctor must have certain characteristics. A good doctor must have certain characteristics .PowerPoint Presentation: 5. Fixing a flat tire on a bicycle is easy if you follow these steps. Fixing a flat tire on a bicycle is easy if you follow these steps .PowerPoint Presentation: 6. There are many advantages to being bilingual. There are many advantages to being bilingual .PowerPoint Presentation: 7. The city of London has many great tourist attractions. The city of London has many great tourist attractions.PowerPoint Presentation: 8. Violent video games should be banned for several reasons. Violent video games should be banned for several reasons .PowerPoint Presentation: 9. Costa Rica is a wonderful place to go on vacation for three reasons . Costa Rica is a wonderful place to go on vacation for three reasons . You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.