A paragraph is a group of sentences that talk about one idea. The idea is usually introduced in the first sentence. The other sentences give examples, reasons, facts, etc. to explain the main idea. Each of the sentences should connect logically to the sentences before and after it.

A paragraph is a group of sentences about a single topic. A paragraph can stand alone, or it can be part of a longer passage. 

Not just any group of sentences can be a paragraph, however. 

In order to be a paragraph, a group of sentences needs…

  • a specific shape
  • a specific purpose
  • to focus on one topic
  • to be organized
  • to have connected ideas

In this section, you will learn about each of these points in more detail.

ShapeOrganizationTimed Writing (Expectations)

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