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  1. EQ 29 Which sentence or sentences are irrelevant in a given passage?

  2. Supporting Sentences • explain and relate to the topic sentence • add detail, embellish exciting ideas, offer opinions or quotations, and make references to existing work that backs up the thesis • provide reasons and examples that show why the main idea is true

  3. Read this paragraph. • Swimming is really the healthiest exercise anyone can do. Running is also a great way to get a body in shape. Jumping rope is healthy too, and it’s a lot of fun. Talking on the phone with friends can be fun, but you don’t get much exercise. Going to the movies can be amusing, and if you walk there, it might be healthy.

  4. Which sentence from the paragraph is irrelevant and should be deleted? • Swimming is really the healthiest exercise anyone can do. Running is also a great way to get a body in shape. Jumping rope is healthy too, and it’s a lot of fun. Talking on the phone with friends can be fun, but you don’t get much exercise. Going to the movies can be amusing, and if you walk there, it might be healthy.

  5. Answer: • Talking on the phone with friends can be fun, but you don’t get much exercise. • Why is this the answer?

  6. Each supporting sentence MUST relate to the topic sentence! • Swimming is really the healthiest exercise anyone can do. Running is also a great way to get a body in shape. Jumping rope is healthy too, and it’s a lot of fun. Talking on the phone with friends can be fun, but you don’t get much exercise. Going to the movies can be amusing, and if you walk there, it might be healthy.

  7. Does the sentence in yellow relate? NO! • Swimming is really the healthiest exercise anyone can do. Running is also a great way to get a body in shape. Jumping rope is healthy too, and it’s a lot of fun. Talking on the phone with friends can be fun, but you don’t get much exercise. Going to the movies can be amusing, and if you walk there, it might be healthy.

  8. Which sentence from the paragraph is irrelevant and should be deleted? • Scientists have a new theory to explain the mass extinction of aquatic life 186 million years ago. Dinosaurs became extinct around 65 millions years ago. Using chemical analysis, researchers have determined that a large amount of methane gas was released from ocean floor sediment. The methane combined with oxygen in the ocean and formed carbon dioxide. Many ancient creatures died at this time in history.

  9. Which sentence from the paragraph is irrelevant and should be deleted? • Scientists have a new theory to explain the mass extinction of aquatic life 186 million years ago. Dinosaurs became extinct around 65 millions years ago. Using chemical analysis, researchers have determined that a large amount of methane gas was released from ocean floor sediment. The methane combined with oxygen in the ocean and formed carbon dioxide. Many ancient creatures died at this time in history.