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Paragraph writing - green strip for topic sentence, yellow for supporting detail sentences, and red for closing sentence. LOVE this!
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In persuasive writing, many students have trouble writing a clear thesis statement on what their essay is truly about. In the lesson Teaching Thesis Statements with Movie Trailers, students get to break down what is actually involved in a thesis statement and what happens when the statement is vague- as teachers we feel that we get misled often!Movie trailers are a good tool to use in teaching thesis statements because it is relatable to almost every student- they have to admit they would…
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Persuasive Writing- Teaching Thesis Statements with Movie Trailers!

In persuasive writing, many students have trouble writing a clear thesis statement on what their essay is truly about. In the lesson Teaching Thesis Statements with Movie Trailers, students get to break down what is actually involved in a thesis statement and what happens when the statement is vague...

Students will practice writing summaries with a focus on topic sentences. Summary topic sentences are made up of identifying the item (story/article), a summary verb, and finishing your thought.
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Writing Summary Topic Sentences

Students will practice writing summaries with a focus on topic sentences. Summary topic sentences are made up of identifying the item (story/article), a summary verb, and finishing your thought.

2 Crafting Topic Sentences
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Crafting Topic Sentences: Anchor Chart & Sentence Starters

There are many different uses for this chart. I have created this chart with middle school students to help students develop the topic sentence for each of

Young Teacher Love: Christmas Persuasive Writing Part 2: Published Work!
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Christmas Persuasive Writing Part 2: Published Work - Young Teacher Love

‘Tis the season! I am going to jump right into the good stuff this evening and share with you the the published work from my Christmas Persuasive Writing Pack. (If you’re interested in reading PART 1 of our “Persuasive Writing Unit”, which contains a freebie, the set up, and mini-lesson, click HERE to check out that […]

Writing Worksheet Activity - Topic Sentences
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Write the Topic Sentence | Writing Worksheet

Students will be given eight different topics for paragraphs and will be asked to give each one a topic sentence. Great worksheet for 4th - 6th grade

Free!! My Topic Sentence" Song
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My Topic Sentence Song

My Topic Sentence Song is sung to the tune of "Bingo" and it's a fun and catchy way for students to remember to include a topic sentence when they write. This song is also great fun during ELD!

Topic Sentences and Owls!! by 2 Literacy Teachers!
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Topic Sentences and Owls!! by 2 Literacy Teachers!

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The Many Adventures of Winter {Differentiated Writing}

I've been putting off writing this blog post because I wanted my first graders to finish this writing project but, well, I feel like we are ...

Tackling Topic Sentences FREEBIE
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Topic Sentences FREEBIE

This freebie provides you with some fun, engaging activities for you and your students to tackle topic sentences! This product is very similar to my much larger product, Tackling Topic Sentences. What's Included: - 2 "What's The Topic?" cards - "Constructing Sentences" Sort - 2 "Build The Topic" ...

How to Write a Topic Sentence Lesson and Practice for grades 3-5
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Topic Sentence

How to Write a Topic Sentence Lesson and Practice for grades 3-5

Paragraph writing - topic sentences, supporting details and closing sentences.
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The Good Life

This unit introduces your students to the process of identifying and writing well structured paragraph. Part one focuses on what topics are and how to write a topic sentence.
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Write Right! Part One: How to Write a Topic Sentence {Common Core}

This unit introduces your students to the process of identifying and writing a well structured paragraph. Part one focuses on what topics are and how to write a topic sentence. What's Included: What is a Topic? * Introduction Poster * 5 practice What's the Topic? Posters (whole group activity) * ...

Matching game with nine paragraphs missing the topic sentence (in the shape of fish). Cut the tails off the fish (topic sentence) after printing a...
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Matching Topic Sentence to Paragraphs

Matching game with nine paragraphs missing the topic sentence (in the shape of fish). Cut the tails off the fish (topic sentence) after printing and laminate pieces. This is good for independent practice or give each student a piece to find who has their paragraph or sentence. After students have...

Topics vs. Topic Sentences

Topics vs. Topic Sentences

Call it what you want: *Main Idea Sentence *Big Idea Sentence *Focus Sentence *Topic Sentence Any way you say it, kids have a hard time writing it! My students have difficulty distinguishing between the topic, or title, of a paragraph and a complete topic sentence. They often write phrases as th...

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Mrs Spangler in the Middle

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