Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.
Many teachers or parents can sympathize with the following comment by their students or child when it comes to writing a paper: "I don't know how to start it." In my experiences, my students can give me plenty of evidence and reasoning details to support an idea; but getting the ball rolling is another game altogether.
Here at Wake Up Sunshine, I have a simple and affordable activity to give your students or child plenty of ideas of how to get their papers going. With the use of images, along with suggestions to implement, children are sure to improve at the task of beginning their papers and grasping their reader's attention.
As you'll see with the Core Standards Met, writing a topic sentence or claim is imperative throughout many grade levels. This simple unit could be used anywhere from 3rd to 8th grade. It also comes with posters that could be printed off for the key variations of different topic sentence formats!
Included in the lesson guide:
Page 4: Core Standards Met
Page 5: What Is a Topic Sentence?
Pages 6 – 13: Posters of Topic Sentence Options
-Use Quotations of an Expert
-Make a List
-Use an Infinitive
-Combine Two Ideas
-Yes, But Words
Pages 14 – 30: Topic Sentence Activities
Pages 31 – 38: Assessment
Page 39: Assessment Answer Key
Page 40: References
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