Sentence Stems

  Writing A Paragraph:  Sentence Stems


Topic Sentence:  This is the first sentence stating what the paragraph will mainly be about by giving a general statement.

The central idea of this paragraph is....

Supporting Detail:  This is a continuation of what you are discussing in the paragraph by providing your own thoughts and words.

In this poem, the author explains that...

Evidence/Example:  This is where you will implement evidence from the text that contributes to what you want your reader to know.

According to line 46, it states, "....."

Supporting Detail:  This is where you explain how your evidence connects to your answer.

This connects to the central idea because...

Closing Sentence:  This is where you summarize what you have said in the paragraph without repeating yourself.