Unit 1: What Is a Paragraph? Activity 1: Analyzing the Features of a Paragraph



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Great Writing 2, 3rd Edition_Activities_Student Web site

Unit 1: What Is a Paragraph?

Activity 1: Analyzing the Features of a Paragraph
Read the paragraph. Then choose the correct answer to each question.
[NOTE: No paragraph indent in paragraph below.]

Without a doubt, one of the healthiest food groups is vegetables. Studies have shown that vegetables contain special nutrients that prevent certain diseases. There are many stories about children who do not like to eat vegetables. For this reason, it is recommended that you eat at least five servings of vegetables every day. Popular vegetables include potatoes, beans, broccoli, and carrots. With so many types of vegetables available, it is easy to include vegetables in your meals to maintain good health.

1. What is the main idea of the paragraph?

a. Vegetables are easy to grow.

b. Vegetables are healthy.
2. What is the topic sentence?

a. Without a doubt, one of the healthiest food groups is vegetables.

b. Vegetables are a healthy food.
3. How many sentences are there in the paragraph now?

a. five


b. six
4. Are all the sentences related to the topic?

a. yes


b. no
5. Is the paragraph indented?

a. yes


b. no
6. What is the concluding sentence?

a. With so many types of vegetables available, it is easy to include vegetables in your meals to maintain good health.

b. For this reason, it is recommended that you eat at least five servings of vegetable every day.


Answer Key:

1. b. Vegetables are healthy.

2. a. Without a doubt, one of the healthiest food groups is vegetables.

3. b. six

4. b. no

5. b. no


6. a. With so many types of vegetables available, it is easy to include vegetables in your meals to maintain good health.




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