Topic Sentence Teacher Resources
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Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding Evidence
6 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main...
Paragraph Review: Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting details is the challenge presented here. Learners examine pairs of sentences and label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail sentence. The exercise could be used as...
Revising: Developing Topic Sentences for My Accessing Books Around the World Informative Paragraph
3rd CCSS: Designed
Revision is an important part of the writing process. Focus on revising topic sentences and details with the plan described here. This is part of a unit, so pupils have already filled out a graphic organizer about traveling libraries...
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
8 mins 3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
8-Sentence Accordion Paragraph Practice
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Organization can take a paragraph from mundane to first-rate. Try out a graphic organizer for an accordion-style paragraph, which includes a topic sentence, three reasons with details and transitions, three explanations, and a concluding...