Introduction to paragraph writing vocabulary

brainstorm
make a list of ideas that relate to the prompt
clincher
final sentence of a paragraph that ties all the details together in a satisfying way; closing sentence
closing sentence
final sentence of a paragraph that ties all the details together in a satisfying way; clincher
details
descriptive words, examples, reasons, or directions
drafting
creating the first version of a paragraph; turning prewriting ideas into sentences
edit
correct, or fix, spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors
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fluency
able to speak or write smoothly, easily, and/or readily
graphic organizer
a picture or diagram with ideas that relate to the prompt
ideas
thoughts
organization
logical order, structure; sequenced by time, location, or importance
paragraph
a distinct portion of writing that deals with a particular idea, usually begins with an indentation on a new line
presentation
the organization of visual details
prewriting
forming ideas and planning how to present information
proofread
to look over in order to revise and edit
prompt
an assignment or a set of directions for an essay; suggests the topic for writing
publishing
making a final copy that is attractive and easy-to-read
revise
change, take out, or add words to make the meaning more clear
title
beginning phrase that states the main idea of the paragraph
topic
theme; main idea
topic sentence
a sentence that includes all the important ideas of the paragraph
transition
word or phrase that bridges one idea to the next
unified voice
expressing ideas with specific, logically-connected words
word choice
words selected to express ideas