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Topic Sentence/Supporting Details: Thinking Aloud

For Students 4th - 6th
Upper elementary language arts classes practice identifying the topic sentence and supporting detail in a text. They read a nonfiction passage about a new communication invention, and write the topic sentence with three supporting...
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The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
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Developing a Topic for Writing Using an Idea Web

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Teach your upper graders how to use an idea web to develop a topic for writing. After reading a variety of stories about friendship (a list of stories with the theme of friendship is included), model using an idea web. Class members...
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Select a Topic for an Argumentative Essay

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How do you choose a topic for an argumentative essay? Support your young writers through this vital first step in crafting an argumentative essay as they construct a list of possible topics, free write, and then work to choose the topic...
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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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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 5th - 8th
In this writing skills worksheet, students read a piece titled "Volcano Zone!" and then respond to 6 questions regarding topic sentences and supporting details.
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Writing Reference Sheet

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Print out this handy reference page double sided and distribute it to your class. Individuals can use the page to aid them as they work on their topic sentences, transitions, conclusions, and paragraph structure. There is plenty of...
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Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting Details

For Students 6th - 9th
In this writing skills worksheet, learners look for topic sentences and supporting details as they respond to questions pertaining to the 1 page reading selection. Students also identity a topic sentence and supporting details for an...
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Tasty Topics

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze a graphic from an article and predict what the article might be about. After reading an article, they discover a journalist's experience of traveling across the United States to compare fast food restaurants. They...
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Leading into Good Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Discuss the importance of a lead in writing with your upper graders. They examine several examples of leads from literature and practice writing leads for pieces of artwork. They then select a topic from a list and write an introductory...
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Writing Organizers

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Eight graphic organizers to choose from? That's right! Each of these organizers relates to writing or reading. From narrowing a writing topic, to responding to literature, to planning a writing project, you'll find many purposes for...
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Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic

For Teachers 6th Standards
Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review...
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Topic Sentences Wall Poster

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Developing a topic sentence can be a real challenge for young writers. Make the process a whole lot easier with a poster that can be displayed in the classroom. The visual first describes the two parts of the topic sentence, the occasion...
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The Paragraph

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Now that they've mastered the word and the sentence, it's time to tackle the paragraph. This strong presentation provides all the basic information needed to help learners construct well-organized paragraphs. The topic sentence,...
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8-Sentence Accordion Paragraph Practice

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Paragraph Reviews

For Students 5th - 8th
Emergent writers are asked to distinguish between topic sentences and supporting details. Presented with pairs of sentences, learners label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail.
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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 lesson is intended for use with a SMART Board, a software technology web link is induced. 
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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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Deepening our Understanding and Topic Selection

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students explore writing techniques by reading a children's book with their classmates. For this topic selection lesson, students read the story Pancakes for Breakfast and identify the themes and topic by completing an anchor chart....
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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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Topic Choice Deepens/Keyword/Research

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Animals are quite amazing! Kids from multiple grades can explore investigative writing by completing this worksheet in class. They identify several animal topics they are interested in researching for the purpose of a class project and...
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The Revolutionary Times

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Be sure to grab a copy of the Revolutionary Times! Scholars take a step back in time to report on topics as set in the revolutionary time period. Events include the ride of Paul Revere, the Battle of Saratoga, and more.
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Digging into Halloween

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewHalloween is the topic of a writing lesson that challenges scholars to research the holiday and create an information product such as a brochure or oral report. A presentation activates prior knowledge in preparation for a small group...
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Four-Square Writing Method

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Pupils produce paragraphs with planning and precision with the four-square writing method, which allows learners to organize the topic, supporting, and summary sentences of their paragraphs. 

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