Paragraph Sandwich Graphic Organizer

Above you can see a good way to structure your paragraph.  Each paragraph has 5 parts. 

Part 1.  A topic sentence.  This sentence is usually the main idea of the paragraph.  Here you give the reader and idea of what your paragraph is about.

Part 2, 3, and 4.  Here are your supporting details.  These are the sentences that talk about the topic of the paragraph and explain your idea to the reader.  You can add as many detail sentences as you need.  Sometimes the more the better.  Just remember to stay on topic!

Part 5.  Your concluding sentence.  Here is where you sometimes repeat the idea of the paragraph and wrap up you topic. 

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