SUPPORTING SENTENCES What are Supporting Sentences? Supporting sentences SUPPORT the main idea of the paragraph. These sentences follow a topic sentence in a paragraph. Supporting sentences contain details that help describe or explain the main idea of the paragraph. Supporting sentences should fit the context and flow of a paragraph. Example: If a paragraph was written about the closing of the Family Tree Store in town, a good supporting sentence of this topic would be: The Family Tree Store that has been opened since 1901 is closing tomorrow. Try This! Which sentence would best support the following topic sentence? My sister is the best sister in the world. a] My sister looks like my Mom. b] I always fight with my sister. c] I have two brothers. d] My sister takes care of me when I am sick. What is a Concluding Sentence? A concluding sentence comes at the END of a paragraph. A concluding sentence wraps up what was talked about in the paragraph. It is a summary and restates the main idea of the paragraph. Example: If an article was written about how much someone loves her dad, a good concluding sentence could be: I wouldn’t trade my dad for any other dad in the universe. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try This! Which sentence would be best to CONCLUDE a paragraph written about the First Day of Summer Parade? a] I like summer better than winter. b] Now that the parade has ended, the summer can begin. c] It is extremely hot in the summer. d] I like going to the beach during the summer. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.