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UNIT 2 — Lesson 1 — Exercise B
The Topic Sentence


Check your understanding of topic sentences and process paragraphs by completing this exercise.

1. Which topic is a process?
  How ice feels
  How ice tastes
  How ice melts

Complete the sentence:
A topic sentence in a process paragraph introduces the topic and indicates __________.

  why you should learn about the topic
how the information will be organized
what the three main points of the topic are
3. Which sentence is the best topic sentence for a process paragraph about choosing a topic?
  You should do three things when choosing a topic: consider your audience and purpose, narrow the topic, and decide what your main idea is.
  Narrowing your topic is the most important thing to do when you are trying to choose a topic for a paragraph.
  Choosing a good topic for your paragraph is an important thing to do, and you should do it each time you write a paragraph.