Writing Topic Sentences

An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide the class with graphic organizers and scratch paper to write rough drafts and examples of topic sentences
Classroom Considerations
  • Using the PowerPoint once might be overwhelming for some students; break it apart or stop to teach
  • Exercise assumes the class can write a paragraph
  • Parts of PowerPoint are intended for teacher only; know how to blank screen your presentation so the children are not distracted reading the teacher's guide
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website.It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Resource downloads as an editable presentation
  • Step-by-step directions are provided for writing the perfect topic sentences
  • Slides are not very engaging