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Paragraph Development

Author: Martina Shabram
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Terms to Know
Concluding Sentence

A sentence that either summarizes the paragraph or creates a transition to the next paragraph.


A collection of sentences within a piece of writing, connected by a single focusing idea.

Supporting Sentences

The sentences of a paragraph that offer examples, explanation, detail, and analysis to develop the idea presented in the topic sentence.

Topic Sentence

A sentence expressing the main idea of a paragraph.