Coherence/linking words/tips and terms
the way in which each sentence relates to the topic sentence
the ways in which each sentence relates to the other sentences in the paragraph
Following a natural sentence order, repeated key words and use of pronouns, and linking words
the three ways of coherence are....?
Addition, Contrast, Examples, Comparison, Results, Emphasis, Conclude
the seven linking word categories are...?
tells a real or an imaginary story
(time order) events are arranged in the order in which they happened
creates a vivid picture in words of a person, an object, or a scene
details are arranged according to their location; transitions make clear the spatial relationships among details
states an opinion and uses facts, examples, and reasons to convince readers
Order of Importance
supporting evidence is arranged in the order of LEAST TO MOST (or most to least) important. Transitions show the relationships between ideas.
a composition that presents and develops one main idea in three or more paragraphs
a group of related sentences that present and develop one main idea
paragraph that explains or informs
states the main idea of the paragraph
these explain the topic sentence by giving specific details, facts, examples, or reasons
you do these to express your meaning in as few words as possible
by using specific details and information you are achieving what?
Limiting the Subject
the subject is covered adequately in one paragraph
they suit the main idea(s) of your paragraph and explain the subject clearly
these details bring our description to life, making it seem as if you are there and can see the object, person, place (etc.)