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Today we are going to be looking at paragraphs and why the are important for the reader. A paragraph is made up of a group of sentences. A new paragraph could be formed when the time changes in the story. This could be shown using adverbials to link ideas.


For example, think back to when we wrote our independent story on 'The Girl and the Fox'. Towards the end of the story the girl is stuck in the forest and its starts to snow. She falls to the ground because she is cold. The fox then cuddles up to her to keep her warm. This is taking place at night. So this event at night would be talked about in a paragraph. In the video it cuts to the morning, so you would start a new paragraph because of the time change. It is now the morning. You could start this paragraph with a fronted adverbial like 'The next morning' and then talk about the events that unfold.


Another example, if we are thinking about non-fiction and you are reading a biography about William Shakespear. The first paragraph might talk about his early life and the second might talk about his career. If all this information was in one paragraph it could make it more difficult for the reader to comprehend the information.

Watch the video below. This will provide you with more information about paragraphs.
Look at the paragraph below. Can you recognise how this paragraph can be separated into two paragraphs to make it easier for the reader. Look for the fronted adverbial which tells us that there is a change in time.


Read the 6 sentences below. Re-write these sentences into 2 separate paragraphs. Think about the topic of each sentence. 3 sentences will form one paragraph and 3 sentences will form the other.