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It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their argumentative essays. Each main idea becomes a topic sentence for a separate paragraph, followed by complete sentences stating the supporting evidence. Consider creating a graphic organizer to help children turn their ideas into complete sentences and paragraphs.
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- Uses examples to model how to create body paragraphs with topic sentences
- Includes common mistakes to avoid when writing topic sentences
- Adaptable to Common Core standards across all upper-elementary grade levels
- Requires a clear explanation of the overall structure of a persuasive essay
- Sample body paragraphs are short, including only three sentences