Lesson Plan

Terrific Topic Sentences

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Strengthen writing skills with a introductory exercise to learn how to write topic sentences. Using an informational reading passage, pupils delineate the types of sentences they read and discern what the topic sentence should be.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After completing the worksheets and exercises, prompt learners to write a paragraph in their journals and then highlight the topic sentence
  • Make a copy of the four types of sentences worksheet for kids to keep in their journals as a reference; or laminate and post on a bulletin board
  • Use the worksheets as an in-class assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners are confident with identifying the different types of sentences 
  • Class members should be familiar with distinguishing main ideas
  • Comes with a lesson plan that includes worksheets
  • Does not come with an answer key