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Choose a Research Writing Topic for an Informational TextLesson Planet
4 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Select a research topic in the first of ten lessons that walk through each step of writing an informational text. The instructor walks through a three-step process for selecting a just-right topic that the writer will enjoy exploring....
Generate a Topic Response to a Writing PromptLesson Planet
4 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Even with a writing prompt, honing in on a topic to write about can be tricky. The second of seven videos on responding to a narrative prompt gives tools for picking what to focus on in your essay. The instructor walks through reading...
Writing: Topic Sentence/Supporting DetailsLesson Planet
2nd - 4th
Young learners read a two-paragraph selection regarding hummingbirds. They identify the topic sentence and supporting details in the selection, while thinking of a topic they would like to write about. A graphic organizer is filled in...
Topic Sentence/Supporting Details: Thinking AloudLesson Planet
4th - 6th
Upper elementary language arts classes practice identifying the topic sentence and supporting detail in a text. They read a nonfiction passage about a new communication invention, and write the topic sentence with three supporting...
The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)Lesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Help your young writers produce high-quality topic and thesis statements that go beyond basic wording and really illustrate complex ideas and critical thinking skills. From however and compound sentence statements to using rhetorical...
Developing a Topic for Writing Using an Idea WebLesson Planet
3rd - 6th
Teach your upper graders how to use an idea web to develop a topic for writing. After reading a variety of stories about friendship (a list of stories with the theme of friendship is included), model using an idea web. Class members...
Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding EvidenceLesson Planet
6 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main...
Paragraph Review: Topic Sentences and Supporting DetailsLesson Planet
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Distinguishing between topic sentences and supporting details is the challenge presented here. Learners examine pairs of sentences and label one the topic sentence and the other a supporting detail sentence. The exercise could be used as...
12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Research ProjectLesson Planet
11th - 12th
The beauty in this resource is the lengthy list of highly charged, controversial-issue research topics. Categories include issues of race, politics, law, environment, education, athletics, gender, and technology. After selecting a topic,...
Topic Sentence/Supporting Details: The Moon's SurfaceLesson Planet
2nd - 3rd
Here is an excellent worksheet on topic sentence worksheet. Learners read text about the surface of the moon, identify the topic sentence and three supporting details, then plan an article of their own choosing. Very nice!
Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Topics in Two TextsLesson Planet
A scripted lesson can be a big help for new teachers. This fully scripted three-day learning activity provides teachers with the means to demonstrate how to compare and contrast two topics in two texts. Learners will work as a class to...
Topic Sentences and TransitionsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
High school writers identify the purpose of both a topic sentence and a transitional statement. They write a topic sentence which denotes the paragraph topic and the author's stand on that topic. Then they write an effective transitional...