Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details

In the paragraph, identify the topic sentence (and any other sentences that restate the topic sentence). Count the remaining sentences that contain supporting details. Use the following list to identify each type of detail the author uses.

Types of supporting details:
descriptive images
examples from history
personal experience
reasons
facts such as statistics
quotation from an expert
an anecdote to illustrate a point





Tina Shaffer

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