Sentence Stems

  Writing A Paragraph:  Sentence Stems

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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.