This lesson explains what a topic sentence is, gives examples of topic sentences, and gives practice identifying well-written topic sentences.
|#1||Video||This video explains what a topic sentence is and what it does in a paragraph. (The Powerpoint used in the video is available for purchase here. Teachers may use it as is or edit it as needed for their learners.)|
|#2||Video Notes||As you watch the video, use the Video Notes to record notes and answers to the practice questions.|
|#3||Digital Practice||Plus, Digital Practice 2. Use these digital questions to practice topic sentences in paragraphs.|
|#4||Practice Worksheet||Plus Worksheet 2, and Worksheet 3 for identifying topic sentences. For writing them, use Worksheet 4 and Worksheet 5, and Worksheet 6. These fantastic worksheets from Teachnology, Floyd Middle School, Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, and K12Reader.com provide excellent practice identifying and topic sentences of paragraphs.|
|#5||Quiz||Plus Quiz 2. Give these quizzes from Dearborn Schools and Quia.com to check the learners’ comprehension of topic sentences and identify areas that need further explanation and practice.|