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Hamburger Paragraph

Five-Sentence Hamburger Paragraph

Click HERE to review the hamburger paragraph tutorial. For the basic structure, remember:

1. The Top Bun -- Topic Sentence
2. The Lettuce -- Least Important Idea
3. The Tomato -- Second Most Important Idea
4. The Meat -- The Most Important Idea
5. The Button Bun -- Conclusion Like Top Bun

Example Hamburger Paragraph


Top Bun (Topic Sentence)

This tells you what's going to be in the hamburger.
For instance, if I write, "I like going to New York for three reasons,"
the "hamburger" paragraph contains the three reasons

First Reason (Lettuce)

This is background -- or it might be the least important reason

Possible Connectors

Second Most Important Reason (The Tomato)

This is the second most important part of a hamburger

Possible Connectors:

Most Important Reason (The Meat)

This is the most important part of a hamburger

Possible Connectors:

Bottom Bun (conclusion)

This concludes your paragraph

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