Focused Paragraph Analysis
- Get in groups of three.
- One person, read your paragraph aloud but not the topic sentence.
- Then the others will write a topic sentence for your paragraph following the format "One reason that _____ is _____"
- Switch roles so that everyone has a chance.
- Then take some time to re-write your paragraph, if necessary. Make it all about one reason and change any use of 1st person (I, me, my, mine, we, us, our, and ours).