Main Idea Writing - Writing Paragraphs And Including On Topic Supporting Details

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2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
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Writing on topic paragraphs and quality topic sentences requires students to have a solid understanding of main idea. This no prep resource helps students think about the different aspects of paragraph writing while building a better understanding of main idea. Help students improve their understanding of main idea and supporting details through writing.

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This main idea writing resource includes:

  • 4 pages of activities that have students write supporting details based on a given main idea or topic sentence
  • 3 pages of activities that have students write a main idea or topic sentence based on the supporting details provided
  • 2 pages of activities that have students read short paragraphs, cross out the sentence that does not fit with the main idea, and replace it with a better sentence
  • 2 pages of activities that ask students to write an on-topic paragraph based on given titles
  • 2 pages of activities that have students write paragraphs based on a given main idea

A grading rubric is provided to help you assess your students understanding of writing paragraphs on topic - with a clear main idea and supporting details to back it up.

These worksheets are ideal for 2nd and 3rd grade students practicing main idea and key details by writing paragraphs. They can be used as writing centers/writing stations, homework, independent practice, and more.

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21 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.


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