Overview Of An Academic Paragraph

Let’s talk about the 3 parts of an academic paragraph!

3 Parts of an Academic Paragraph:

  1. Topic Sentence
  2. Supporting Sentences
  3. Concluding Sentence

Topic Sentence

Your topic sentence expresses an opinion or idea about your topic.


The school curriculum for children and teens should include physical education.

Supporting Sentences

The supporting sentences use facts, information and examples to support the opinion or idea in your topic sentence.


First, physical education classes promote a healthy lifestyle.  Second, these classes help students develop the skills of cooperation and socialization.  Further, participating in physical activities stimulates brain growth.

Concluding Sentence

The concluding sentence restates the topic sentence or offers a concluding thought.


As you can see, physical education classes benefit children and teens by helping them develop in several important ways.

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