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Lesson 15: Add a Signal Phrase

You now have the "inside" of your sandwich. In this lesson, you'll add the top slice of bread--your topic sentence.

First, take a look at what you have so far. It should look something like this:

 
Topic Sentence  
Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"The food in Israel is delicious" (Sanchez)."

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Now ask yourself: What is a broad, general statement that I can make that will prepare the reader for the evidence I am presenting?

Here is an example:

 
Topic Sentence

Israel is a food-lovers paradise.

Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"The food in Israel is delicious" (Sanchez)."

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Lesson Steps

 
1.

Write a topic sentence for your paragraph.

  • Keep it short and to the point. A simple sentence (a sentence with only one clause) is best. (We're going to discuss the reason for this in a later lesson).
2.

Check your work.

Your paper should now look very much like this:

Sample Paper (1)

3.

Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.