6 - Information Paragraph

 

6.1
Guided Practice 

Your task is to:

·        read the following sentences, and

·        on a separate piece of paper, record the order in which the sentences should appear

 

 

Activity Section

 

Example 1: The School Trip

 

  1. Everyone had a wonderful time at the ROM and they agreed that the trip was well worth the wait.
     

  2. The first exhibit they looked at on their tour was the Ancient Mummies of Egypt.
     

  3. The tour ended at the Native American History exhibit.
     

  4. The grade ten students at Greenforest Secondary School were excited about their long awaited class trip to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
     

  5. Then the class went on to view the interesting Dinosaur exhibit.

 

The correct order should be:

4, 2, 5, 3, 1

 

The grade ten students at Greenforest Secondary School were excited about their long awaited class trip to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).  The first exhibit they looked at on their tour was the Ancient Mummies of Egypt.  Then the class went on to view the interesting Dinosaur exhibit.  The tour ended at the Native American History exhibit.  Everyone had a wonderful time at the ROM and they agreed that the trip was well worth the wait.

 

 

 

Online Quiz

Now try your hand at another scrambled paragraph. Now take the 6.1 Ancient Cats Quiz

Now Try This

Think about the clues that helped you unscramble the above paragraph.  You probably used the words and phrases – “The first” and “Then” – to help you make decisions.  These words are called transitions.

 

Your paragraphs must follow this formula – including transitions.

 

What are transitions?

Visit the following website and view the Transitions Tutorial Slideshow.

 

Then come back and try these Practice Exercises.

 

 

When you are ready, go to Lesson 2 Information Paragraph - Independent Practice to practice writing some information paragraphs.

 

 

 

More Tutorials

If you want some more review on the basics to writing paragraphs, visit any of the following Tutorials and/or Exercises.

 

Self-Tests Tutorials
1. Topic Sentences 1. Topic Sentences
2. Topics And Comments 2. Topics And Comments
3. Support Sentences 3. Support Sentences 
4. Using Transitions 4. Using Transitions
5. Ordering Principles 5. Ordering Principles
 

 

 

 

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