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Unit 1

  The Informative Paragraph
     
Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
    A A Clear Main Idea
Comprehension Questions
    B Narrowing the Topic
Comprehension Questions
    C Supporting Details
Comprehension Questions
   

Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Writing Practice

     
Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
    A Providing Details
Comprehension Questions
    B Transition Words
Comprehension Questions
   

Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice

     
Lesson 3   The Concluding Sentence
    A Restatement
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Writing Practice
     
Assignment 1   A Sentence Development
    B The Guided Paragraph
     
Assignment 2   A Sentence Combining
    B The Informative Paragraph
     

   
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Unit 2

  The Process Paragraph
     
Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
Comprehension Questions
Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Writing Practice
     
Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
    A Determining and Ordering Information
Comprehension Questions
    B Using Different Verb Forms
Comprehension Questions
    C Using Time Transitions to Show Time Order
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Exercise F
Exercise G
Exercise H
Writing Practice
     
Assignment 1   A Sentence Development
    B The Guided Process Paragraph
     
Assignment 2   A Sentence Combining
    B The Process Paragraph
     

Unit 2

  The Process Paragraph
     
Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
Comprehension Questions
Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Writing Practice
     
Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
    A Determining and Ordering Information
Comprehension Questions
    B Using Different Verb Forms
Comprehension Questions
    C Using Time Transitions to Show Time Order
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Exercise F
Exercise G
Exercise H
Writing Practice
     
Assignment 1   A Sentence Development
    B The Guided Process Paragraph
     
Assignment 2   A Sentence Combining
    B The Process Paragraph
     

   
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Unit 3

  The Descriptive Paragraph
       
Lesson 1   The Topic Sentence
Comprehension Questions
    A The Main Controlling Idea
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Writing Practice
       
Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
    Comprehension Questions
    A Descriptive Language
Comprehension Questions
    B Organizing Details
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Exercise E
Exercise F
Writing Practice
       
Assignment 1   A Sentence Combining
    B The Guided Descriptive Paragraph
       
Assignment 2   A Sentence Combining
    B The Descriptive Paragraph
     

   
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Unit 4

  The Opinion Paragraph
       
Lesson 1   Topic Sentence
    A Expressing an Opinion
Comprehension Questions
    B Overgeneralizations
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice
       
Lesson 2   The Supporting Sentence
    A Supporting Your Opinion with Evidence
Comprehension Questions
    B Developing Your Point of View
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice
       
Lesson 3   The Concluding Sentence
    A Strong Closing Statement
    B Offering a Solution to a Problem
    C Restatement
    Comprehension Questions
Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice
       
Assignment 1   A Accurate Generalizations
    B The Guided Paragraph
       
Assignment 2   A Noun Clauses
    B The Opinion Paragraph
     

   
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Unit 5

  Introduction to the Essay
       
Lesson 1   The Parts of an Essay
    Comprehension Questions
       
Lesson 2   Using an Outline to Organize Ideas
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice
       
Lesson 3   Organizing Ideas in a Cause-and-Effect Essay
    A Three Models for Organizing Ideas in a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Comprehension Questions
    B Showing the Cause-and-Effect Relationship Between Events
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Writing Practice
       
Assignment 1   A Sentence Development
    B The Guided Outline
       
Assignment 2   A Conditional Sentences
    B The Outline
     

   
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Unit 6

  The Parts of the Essay
       
Lesson 1   The Introductory Paragraph
    A The Opening Statement
Comprehension Questions
    B The Supporting Sentence
Comprehension Questions
    C The Introductory Topic Sentence
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Exercise D
Writing Practice
     
Assignment 1   A Sentence Combining
    B The Introductory Paragraph
       
Lesson 2   The Supporting Paragraph
    A Supporting the Introductory Topic Sentence
Comprehension Questions
    B Linking Paragraphs within the Essay
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Writing Practice
     
Assignment 2   A Sentence Errors—Run-on Sentences
    B The Supporting Paragraph
       
Lesson 3   The Concluding Paragraph
    A Summary of Main Points
Comprehension Questions
    B The Concluding Statement
Comprehension Questions
    C The Closing Sentence
Comprehension Questions
    Exercise A
Exercise B
Exercise C
Writing Practice
       
Assignment 3   A Sentence Errors — Fragments
    B The Concluding Paragraph
       
Assignment 4   A Sentence Development
    B The Cause-and-Effect Essay
     

   
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