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133 resources with the concept topic sentences

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Writing Conferences

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore language arts by participating in teacher-student conferences in class. In this writing technique lesson, middle schoolers write a thesis and first draft of a paper based on an assigned topic. They share their work with the...
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Terrific Topic Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Capture the interest of your reader with terrific topic sentences. To practice hooking the reader, your class will be given writing prompts, and they must create topic sentences for each prompt provided. Encourage them to use different...
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Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
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Five Paragraph Essay

For Teachers 9th - 11th
The components of a five-paragraph essay are outlined on these slides. Not much explanation is given, but you can use this as you lecture and help your learners write. Follow the outline for what each paragraph should contain, and...
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Summarizing: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Text marking and a T-chart format to distinguish important information from trivia help elementary readers summarize effectively. Encouraging readers to construct a chapter summary from paragraph-level topic sentences is another sound...
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Paragraph Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third through fifth graders explore writing paragraphs. Each person chooses a planet. Everyone arranges themselves physically to represent the solar system. This helps learners make connections between the order of the planets and the...
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Reaction Essay

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Go through the process of writing with your class. Focus on in-class essays and how to form an outline with clear body paragraphs. A sample topic is given with the outline modeled in detail.
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Supporting Paragraphs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Write an expository essay with your class. They use the Internet to research a topic and use two different graphic organizers to help them compose their piece. As with all great teaching, this lesson begins with modeling, then allows...
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Weekend News

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this writing lesson, youngsters write narratives describing their weekend with a topic sentence, details, and a conclusion. They pick their favorite for each month to publish with a picture.
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Learning to Remember and Loving to Read: Reading to Learn

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners read the story Jamestown: New World Adventures. They practice summarizing the storym, identify the main points in the story, list the key terms, and identify the topic sentence.
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Hamburger Paragraph

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this writing a paragraph worksheet, students fill in the layers of a hamburger with a topic sentence, supporting sentences and a conclusion sentence. Students write a paragraph with 6-8 sentences.
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Paragraph Unity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Your class can construct a well-written paragraph. They utilize a sequential method which assists them in formulating a concise expository piece. The paragraph must contain a topic sentence, five supporting sentences, and a conclusion.
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Basic Paragraph

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore basic paragraphs. Young writers compose a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence. This instructional activity is intended for use with a SMART Board, a software technology web link is induced. 
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Topic Sentence

For Students 4th - 5th
Looking for a simple instructional activity on topic sentences? This one's for you! Learners find the topic sentence for each paragraph by cutting out the paragraphs and placing them in the right order.
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Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd
Here is a classic worksheet that allows learners to practice identifying topic sentences. They read five different paragraphs about various topics, and underline the topic sentence in each paragraph with a green crayon.
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The Trumpet of the Swan

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss how people overcome problems in everyday life. For this problem/solution lesson, 5th graders read the book The Trumpet of the Swan and discuss the problems of the characters. Students share problems they face or...
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Lesson 2 : First and Last Sentences (Passage)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Remember that old skimming technique, where you'd read the first and last sentence of a paragraph to glean the main idea? That tried and true college trick is taught to third graders as a way to gather information while they read. They...
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Topic Sentences and Supporting Facts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a paragraph. In this topic sentences instructional activity students are read the book The Matzah Man: A Passover Story and try Matzah bread in class. Afterward the students write a detailed paragraph about Passover.
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Writing Prompts: Content-Area Paragraph and Creating a Topic Sentence

For Students 6th - 8th
For this content-area writing prompt worksheet, learners sharpen their writing skills as they select 1 of 4 listed content-area writing prompts to complete. Students respond to 6 questions that require them to write topic sentences.
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 5th - 8th
In this writing skills learning exercise, students read a piece titled "Volcano Zone!" and then respond to 6 questions regarding topic sentences and supporting details.
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Keeping to the Topic

For Students 6th - 7th
In this topic sentence worksheet, students learn write quality topic sentences by completing the exercises. Students circle the letter of the sentence that stays with the topic in the numbered sentence. Students then draw a line through...
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Paragraph Matching

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this paragraph writing game, students will take turns trying to make a match between topic sentences and the correct body sentences. This game is played like Concentration/Memory.
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CTBS Usage Practice #1: Grammar

For Students 7th - 8th
In this grammar usage worksheet, students review conjunctions, pronouns, subjects and predicate, topic sentences, and verbs. After reading a review on these different subjects, students answer thirty three multiple choice, fill in the...
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CTBS Usage Practice #2

For Students 8th - 9th
For this CTBS practice worksheet, students identify topic sentences, simple subject, and simple predicate. They also combine multiple sentences and identify sentences that do not belong in a paragraph. Students answer nineteen...