This handout and activity explains working and expanded outlines and how students can use working outlines to construct topic sentences. I have included two worksheets--one for constructing a working outline and one for creating topic sentences. I have been found this process of using outlines to create topic sentences to be very helpful, especially for my more reluctant writers. It's a very effective way to help writers stay on track and eliminate writer's block.
Detailed step by step to help students construct paragraphs with strong topic sentences and systematic flow. Every teacher should have a copy of this (within arm's reach) when they begin to teach that "dreaded desk throwing subject" (in my room) aka WRITING!!! Thanks for creating this. Peg :8)