TEE Topic Sentence Structure

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A paragraph is a series of sentences that are organized and coherent, and are all related to a single topic. Almost every piece of writing you do that is longer than a few sentences should be organized into paragraphs. This is because paragraphs show a reader where the subdivisions of an essay begin and end, and thus help the reader see the organization of the essay and grasp its main points.T TOPIC SENTENCE - Use a topic sentence at the start of each paragraph, clearly stating the main point of the paragraph. - Answers the the question/prompt - Sets up the paragraph - Makes a point linked to the question

T- Topic Sentence/Top Bun

E EXPAND/EXPLAIN Give more details. - Specifies/narrows the topic sentences (May be about a specific character, event, etc)

E- Explain/Lettuce

E EVIDENCE/EXAMPLES - Support with material from references - Find information from the text to support your topic sentence (main point), including quotations.

E- Example/Chicken PattyL LINK Link back to main point/forward to next point. Link your evidence back to the essay question and try to link to the next paragraph so that your essay flows well. - Your link is unique --- it shows your thought process and why you chose the evidence (It may analyse, interpret or clarify the evidence)

L- Link/Bottom Bun