7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 10d1: Paragraphs, Main Ideas, & Topics Sentences
Paragraphs, Main Ideas & Topic Sentences What is a Paragraph?
1. Main idea
2. Topic sentence
Why Use Paragraphs in Writing? Main Idea
1. The main idea is usually stated in the topic sentence.
2. All other sentences support, explain, or illustrate the topic sentence.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was an important figure in the last century.
King spent years working to gain equal rights for all people. He organized many boycotts, demonstrations, and marches. In 1964, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Four years later, he was assassinated.