Graphic Organizer for Paragraph Sample Graphic organizers can provide a frame for ensuring that your paragraphs have sufficient information, or that the main idea be adequately supported. You should have 3 strong supports for your topic sentence. Topic Sentence: Cats are better than dogs 1st support (2-3 sentences) Example/ Evidence They require less attention Elaboration: development of your example/evidence Cats require less attention than dogs because they are solitary animals. This means that cats allow you to have more personal time without having to constantly worry about walking them or worry if they are left alone for long periods of time. 2nd support (2-3 sentences) Example/ Evidence They do not require as much grooming Elaboration: development of your example/evidence Cats are capable of cleaning themselves. That means that they do not require baths like dogs do. If a dog is muddy then a bath is a must, but a muddy cat will be able to clean itself. Also, in general, cats have shorter coats than dogs and require less combing. 3rd support (2-3 sentences) Example/ Evidence They are not as noisy and are perfect for any household Elaboration: development of your example/evidence Dogs have a tendency to bark a lot. Cats, however, only meow at their loudest. This means that neighbours are less likely to complain about a noisy cat than they are to complain about a noisy dog. Also, because of their small size, cats can live in either big houses or small apartments. Conversely, dogs require more space than cats. Even small dogs can cramp up an apartment, but cats are perfect pets for either large or small dwellings. Concluding sentence: The next time you’re considering purchasing a pet, consider the feline kind over the canine because they will make much better pets. Don’t forget to proofread carefully and ensure smooth transitions.