Work with a partner. What kind of order does each of the paragraphs in the Paragraph Unity practice on pages 110-112 have? Choose from listing order, time order, and space order.
Paragraph I, "Christmas Morning": Paragraph 2, "A Dental Disneyland": Paragraph 3, "Nurses": _
Until now, you have been making basic outlines using only capital letters next to the main supporting ideas. In this unit, you will begin to make more detailed outlines.
In an outline, you often have details that are not as important as a main supporting idea. These less-important details are set apart from the main points by giving them a number, not a capital letter. A more detailed outline might look like this:
Detailed Paragraph Outline
A. Main Point
B. Main Point
C. Main Point
Of course, your outlines will probably not look exactly like this. There may be more or fewer main points and details.
Work with a partner.
Make an outline of the model paragraph on page 103 by completing the form below. (For additional practice, make outiines for the other paragraphs in this unit.)
Topic Sentence: _
A. Goldfish are quiet.
3. Water is practically free.
EEFJ The Best Pet
Write the first draft by yourself. Then edit it with your partner.
Write a paragraph called "The Best Pet" from the outline you wrote in the activity on pages 100-102. Use the model paragraph on page 103 as a guide.
Brainstorm to Get Details
Look at your outline on page 102. Brainstorm some details for each of your three main points.
Then revise your outline. Add the details under each main point, and add a concluding sentence. Your outline should be similar to the model on page 117.
step 3: Write the first draft. Be sure to use some listing-order transition signals in
Write the First your paragraph.
Draft step 4: Edit your paragraph with a partner as you have done in previous units. Use
Edit the First Draft the Paragraph Checklist.
step s: Write a neat final draft to hand in to your teacher.
Write the Final
Draft paragraph checklist form yf ^ Check the paragraph form. (Does the paragraph look like the model on page 4?)
Does the paragraph begin with a topic sentence?
[J Does the paragraph have a concluding sentence?
Are the supporting sentences arranged in listing order? Are the main points introduced by listing-order transition signals?
Is each main point supported by at least one specific detail?
~ " Does the paragraph have unity? (no irrelevant sentences)
grammar and mechanics
Q _ Check for capital letters. Q Q Check the spelling.
Check the commas.
Is there a period at the end of all the sentences?
Check the sentences. Do they have at least one subject and one verb, and do they express a complete thought?
Does the paragraph contain both simple and compound sentences?
Check for comma splices.
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