Topic Sentence

This lesson explains what a topic sentence is, gives examples of topic sentences, and gives practice identifying well-written topic sentences.

Activity Link Description
#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 provide excellent practice identifying and topic sentences of paragraphs.
#5 Quiz Plus Quiz 2. Give these quizzes from Dearborn Schools and to check the learners’ comprehension of topic sentences and identify areas that need further explanation and practice.