Country Report (Pro)

 

Add a Topic Sentence

You now have the "inside" of your sandwich. In this lesson, you'll add the top slice of bread—your topic sentence.

First, take a look at what you have so far. It should look something like this:

 
Topic Sentence  
Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"The food in Israel is delicious" (Sanchez)."

Wrap

 

 

Now ask yourself: What is a broad, general statement that will prepare the reader for the evidence I am presenting?

Here is an example:

 
Topic Sentence

Israel is a food-lover's paradise.

Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"The food in Israel is delicious" (Sanchez)."

Wrap

 

 

Lesson Steps

 
1

Write a topic sentence for your paragraph.

  • Keep it short and to the point. A simple sentence (a sentence with only one clause) is best.
2

Check your work.

Your paper should now look very much like this:

Jamaica: A Wonderful Vacation Destination

 

Jamaica is a food-lover's paradise. According to travel writer John Smith, "The food in Jamaica is delicious" (Smith).

 

 

Works Cited

Smith, John. "Name of Article." Jeff's Travel Blog. 8 June 2016. Web. 17 Mar. 2017. <http://jeffsblog.com/jamaica.html>.

 

 

3

Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz