- A Paragraph
- Drawing Conclusions
A paragraph contains a main idea, supporting details, and a conclusion.
The main idea is what the author wants you to know. Look for the word that is repeated in the text to help you identify the main idea.
A paragraph contains the main idea. It also contains the supporting details: facts, statements, examples that gives more information to help you understand the main idea. Supporting details clarify, explain, expand, illustrate, and elaborate the main idea. The conclusion sentence wraps up what has been said. It is similar to an introduction.
A paragraph is therefore like a burger.