Putting Things in Order
The sentences in the body of your paragraph should be organized so that readers can follow your ideas. Here are three ways to organize your sentences.
Time Order 🟪 It is easy to follow ideas when the facts are explained in the order in which they happened. Time order works well in a narrative or an explanatory paragraph. You may use words like first, next, and finally.
Dad then dismantled the trap, catching the gross water in a bucket. A few bolts later, the sink came away from the wall. We hauled it to the trash. Afterward, Dad let me bolt the new sink in place and showed me how to assemble the new trap. . . .