Creating a paragraph: Like making a burger! Topic Sentence Evidence and analysis Concluding Sentence Topic Sentence •The topic sentence (or point) needs to introduce the main idea in the paragraph. •It can be more, or less, than one sentence. •It needs to relate to the question (you need to answer the question!) Evidence / Analysis •Your point needs to be supported with reference to or evidence from the text or texts you’re writing about. •Use evidence (short quotes from the text)! •You need to explore and analyse your evidence, looking at language, structure, tone, expression, character theme, context etc. •Make sure your analysis answers the question! Modal Verbs Useful Modifiers Can Could May Might Must Shall Should Will Would Certainly Clearly Definitely Necessarily Perhaps Possibly Probably Undoubtedly Unquestionably Some Verbs for Analysis Advises Affects Argues Builds Confirms Creates Criticises Demonstrates Describes Displays Emphasises Establishes Exaggerates Examines Explains Explores Exposes Highlights Hints Illustrates Implies Indicates Introduces Narrates Persuades Portrays Presents Reflects Relates Represents Reveals Shows Signifies Symbolises States Suggests Supports Tells Concluding Sentence •This sentence sums up your paragraph, often answering the question or supporting your thesis. •It doesn’t necessarily have to come at the end of a paragraph. •It can still be analytical! •Great concluding sentences provide a link to the next paragraph.