Know Your Topic Sentence

The most common way to start a paragraph is with a ‘topic sentence’. A topic sentence is a sentence that says what the rest of the paragraph will be about.

The topic sentence should be clear and tell the reader what the paragraph is about. Later, supporting sentences will be added to expand the paragraph

Examples of Topic Sentences

1.
My English teacher is an awful man, possibly the meanest person I have ever met.
(expand paragraph = examples of being mean)

2.
There are many important things to consider when writing.
(expand paragraph = some of the important things to consider)

3.
The 01-02 season was one of the worst the team had ever suffered.
(expand = evidence of how bad the season was)