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Elaborated paragraphs Cynthia Hatchell 7 th  grade Language Arts
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Characteristics of Elaborated Paragraphs!! 1) The writer clearly states the main idea in the topic sentence.
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Characteristics cont’d 2) The writer supports the main idea with at least three examples.
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Characteristics cont’d 3) Sentences are related and connected.
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Characteristics cont’d 4) The writer uses vivid adjectives, strong verbs, and exact nouns.
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Characteristics cont’d 5)  The writer  uses an       anecdote    with a    beginning,   middle,     and end.
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Characteristics cont’d 6)  The  paragraph  includes  quotes,   dialogue,  sensory  images, similes, facts,  and statistics  that support  the main idea.
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Characteristics cont’d 7)  The concluding sent ence  r est at es t he  m ain idea and  br ings t he par agr aph t o  definit e close.
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Characteristics cont’d
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Unformatted text preview: 8) The writer uses age-appropriate vocabulary . Characteristics contd 9) The sentence structure is varied. Cha ract er istics co ntd 10) The paragraph contains correct spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Elaborated Paragraphs Activity: Worksheet pages 25,26, and 27. Follow the directions as you practice writing elaborated paragraphs. Elaborated Paragraphs Assessment Pick a topic of your choice. Write an elaborated paragraph on your topic to be turned in for a grade. This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching....
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