Lesson 4 The Development of a Paragraph
Giving Details Giving an Example Giving an Explanation Paragraph development
Details are specific points that tell more about a general statement
The topic sentence: You’ll love working out at the Atlas Health Center, and you’ll love what it does for you. The details used to support the topic sentence: a. state-of-the-art exercise equipment b. large, air-conditioned rooms c. work out alone or with trainers d. aerobics, swimming, and kickboxing classes e. staff nutrition experts f. whirlpool bath and sauna
An Explanation tells what something means or how something works.
The topic sentence: my mother, who likes to sew, used this simple saying to teach me the value of working on problems when they are still small. A stitch in time saves nine
Example Is a specific person, place, thing, or event that supports an idea or statement.
Why do you think the writer chose to use an example to develop the paragraph?
Concluding sentences Concluding sentence: is the final sentence of a paragraph
example Restates the topic sentence
details Sum up the information Learning how the mind works makes psychology my favorite class Example Sum up the information I will never try to sing karaoke again
details Both sums up the information and restates the topic sentence Explanation Restates the topic sentence Someone who likes me the way I am is a good friend for me.