Under Construction: Building a Paragraph with a Bubble Map

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Under Construction:
Building a Paragraph with a Bubble Map
What is a paragraph?
A paragraph is a
group of sentences
about one topic.
What is a paragraph?
A paragraph has 3 parts.
Topic Sentence
A strong, clear sentence that tells what your paragraph will be about.
Details
2 or 3 sentences that give more information about your topic.
Closing Sentence
A strong sentence at the end of your paragraph that restates your topic.
How do I build a paragraph?
We can build a paragraph like we build a hamburger.
What are the parts of a hamburger?
Hamburger Paragraph
Just like a hamburger, a good paragraph
needs something to hold it together.
Topic Sentence
Closing Sentence
Hamburger Paragraph
Just like a hamburger, a good paragraph needs
good details to make a good filling.
Details
What does a paragraph need?
A paragraph has 3 parts.
Topic Sentence
A strong, clear sentence that tells what your paragraph will be about.
Details
2 or 3 sentences that give more information about your topic.
Closing Sentence
A strong sentence at the end of your paragraph that restates your topic.
Let’s look at an example.
Animals at the Zoo
Tigers and elephants are two animals I saw at
the zoo. The tigers are orange with black stripes.
The elephants are gray and have big ears. I saw
a lot of animals at the zoo, but tigers and
elephants were my favorite.
Can you find the 3 parts of the paragraph in the example?
Look for the topic sentence, the details, and the closing statement.
Build Your Hamburger
Tigers and elephants are two
Topic
Sentence
animals I saw at the zoo.
The tigers
orangeSentence
with black stripes.
1stare
Detail
The elephants
are gray
with big ears.
2nd Detail
Sentence
I saw a lot of animals at the zoo, but tigers
Closing
Sentence
and elephants were my favorite.
Let’s look at an example.
Animals at the Zoo
Tigers and elephants are
two animals I saw at the
zoo. The tigers are orange
with black stripes. The
elephants are gray with big
ears. I saw a lot of animals
at the zoo, but the tigers
and elephants were my
favorites.
Tigers and elephants are two
What is the topic sentence?
animals I saw at the zoo.
The tigers are orange
What is the first detail?
with black stripes.
The elephants are gray
What is the second detail?
with big ears.
I saw a lot of animals at the zoo, but
What
the tigers
is theand
closing
the elephants
sentence?
were my favorites.

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