This "Essay Starter/Topic Sentence" Worksheet defines the 4 major parts of a good story: setting, character, conflict, and resolution. Students write topic sentences for paragraphs on these 4 topics, and then they also find one quotation to support one of the ideas introduced in the topic sentence and must properly document it. This is a good introduction to topic sentences, and you only have one work sheet to correct, not several pages! This lesson plan focuses on both the main idea and citing specific detail. A proper "Work Cited entry is also required for the book being used. An "Answer Key" is given as sample topic sentences and quotations are modeled for the students, using Steinbeck's "The Pearl" as the example.