The Heart of Your Paper: 11 Methods for Writing a Topic Sentence (or a Thesis Statement)

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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 questions and quotations, this worksheet includes 11 methods for writing topic sentences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Prompt learners to try a few specific methods to convey a single idea, and then reflect on which one works best given the style and audience of their assignment
Pros

  • Each method includes a clear description and appropriate example
Cons

  • Learners should have a solid foundation of grammar rules before using this worksheet