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1 Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing, Book 1 Topic Sentences Thesis Sentences Supporting Details

2 The Essay Thesis Statement Topic Sentence Topic Sentence Topic Sentence Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details Supporting Details

3 Thesis Statement A Thesis is: The main idea of an entire essay One sentence that tells what the essay will be about ALWAYS the last sentence of the introductory paragraph

4 Topics, Main Ideas, and Supporting Details Topic Sentence: The main idea or subject of a paragraph One sentence that tells what the paragraph will be about ALWAYS the first sentence of each body paragraph in an essay.

5 Topic Sentences and Thesis Statements

6 Recognizing and Analyzing Supporting Details

7 Recognizing and Analyzing Supporting Details

8 Organization When analyzing a text, keep a three-part structure in mind. Paragraph Structure Topic Sentence Names the topic and focus Body Sentences Provide supporting details Follow a pattern of organization Closing Sentence Wraps up the paragraph Essay Structure Beginning Part Introduces the topic Provides background information Identifies the main idea or thesis Middle Part Supports or develops the main idea Follows one or more patterns of organization Ending Part Summarizes the key ideas Restates the thesis Provides final thoughts or analysis

9 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: Television Main idea: regulation on tv for children Thesis Statement: The amount of television that children watch should be regulated Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

10 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: Television Main idea: regulation on tv for children Thesis Statement: The amount of television that children watch should be regulated The amount of television should be regulated because: Topic Sentence 1: it shortens the attention span. Topic Sentence 2: It inhibits social interaction. Topic Sentence 3: It is not always educational.

11 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: Dogs are useful Main idea: benefits to a healthy life Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

12 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: Teen pregnancy Main idea: Teen pregnancy may be prevented Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

13 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: a job Main idea: finding a job is challenging these days Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

14 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: college Main idea: going to college can be eventful Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

15 Topic + Main Idea= Thesis Topic: who am I Main idea: the stages of my family life, morals or beliefs, interests, and experiences. Thesis Statement: Topic Sentence 1: Topic Sentence 2: Topic Sentence 3:

16 Activity Supporting details are information which explains or develops the main idea. For the following topic and main idea, develop at least three supporting details. Topic: Recycling Thesis: The Federal Government should give U.S. Citizens incentives to recycle. Supporting detail 1: Supporting detail 2: Supporting detail 3:

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