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Elaborated paragraphs

Elaborated paragraphs

Cynthia Hatchell

7th grade

Language Arts

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Characteristics of Elaborated Paragraphs!!

Characteristics of Elaborated Paragraphs!!

1) The writer clearly states the main idea in the topic

sentence.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

2) The writer supports the main idea with at least three examples.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

3) Sentences are related and connected.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

4) The writer uses vivid adjectives, strong verbs, and exact nouns.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

5) The writer uses an anecdote with a beginning, middle, and end.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

6) The paragraph includes quotes, dialogue, sensory images,

similes, facts, and statistics that support the main idea.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

7) The concluding sentence restates the main idea and brings the paragraph to a definite close.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

8) The writer uses age-appropriate vocabulary.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

9) The sentence structure is varied.

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Characteristics contd

Characteristics contd

10) The paragraph contains correct spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

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Elaborated Paragraphs

Elaborated Paragraphs

Activity:

Worksheet pages 25,26, and 27. Follow the directions as you practice writing elaborated paragraphs.

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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.

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