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Reading and Writing Rocks Yellow / Lesson 19: Review One For Unit 3 Lang.Arts

Review One of Unit Three Language Arts Yellow
Reading Comprehension

  • When you are reading passages on an exam or in reading class on a worksheet: make sure you understand what is being said
  • Try to picture an interpretation of the reading
  • Go back and re-read the passage if you need to
  • Answer questions about the passage to the best of your ability.


  • A Paragraph is a group of sentences that tells about one main idea. The first line of a paragraph is indented. This means the first word is moved in a little from the left margin.
  • A topic sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph. It tells what all the other sentences in the paragraph are about. The topic sentence is often the first sentence in a paragraph.

Writing Paragraphs

  • All of the other sentences in a paragraph are called detail sentences.
  • Detail sentences add information about the topic sentence. They help the audience understand more about the main idea.

    1. Write a topic sentence that clearly tells the main idea of your paragraph
    2. Indent the first line
    3. Write detail sentences that tell about the main idea.

  • Paragraphs should always be about three to five or more sentences long.

Persuasive Paragraph

  • In a Persuasive Paragraph, a writer tries to make the readers agree with his or her opinion on an issue. The writer tries to convince the readers to agree by writing reasons as to why he or she feels the way they do.

How to Paragraph


  • A How to Paragraph gives directions or explains how to do something. Detail sentences in a how-to-paragraph use time - order words to show the correct order of steps.

Compare and Contrast

  • In a compare & Contrast Paragraph, a writer shows how two people, places, things, or ideas are alike or different. To compare means to show how two things are similar. To contrast means to show how two things are different.

Descriptive Paragraph

  • In a descriptive paragraph a writer describes a person, a place, thing or event. A good description lets the reader see, feel, hear and sometimes taste or smell what is being described.


  • When Sequencing-you are putting things in the order that they occurred
  • Remember to read carefully and always read back over the sequenced events to make sure that they make sense.