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What are the five ways to begin a piece of writing?
Share a fact, present a description, ask a question, relate an incident, or use dialogue.
What are the five ways to end a piece of writing?
Restate the main idea, ask a question, make a recommendation, end with the last event, or generalize about your information.
Define TOPIC SENTENCE
Where the main idea of a paragraph's usually expressed- it helps the writer focus on the most important idea- it helps the reader understand what the paragraph is about.
Define PARAGRAPH UNITY.
when all sentences relate to main idea/ they all support main idea
Define PARAGRAPH COHERENCE
When details are presented in a clear, sensible order (chronologically, for instance)
Name four/five types of details to support a paragraph.
Facts and statistics, sensory details, incidents, examples, quotations.
Define THESIS STATEMENT.
A statement that gives the main idea or focus of an essay
What are two functions of a thesis statement?
They keep the main idea organized and they let the reader and writer know what the paper is about.
Where is the thesis statement found (specifically)?
The last sentence of the first paragraph and the first sentence of the last paragraph.
Can you draw the essay/chart?
(Yes or no)