While it seems like my students have mastered the art of staying on topic within their own writing, they cannot seem to pick out off topic sentences within another piece of writing.
I created an activity to help them with finding off topic information and choosing on topic information to place into pieces of writing.
Included in this activity are:
6 Multiple Choice- What does not belong paragraphs
6 Multiple Choice- What should be added paragraphs
7 Highlight the sentence/ or sentences that are off topic in paragraphs
3 News articles that students must find off topic information
7 pages of practice-7 page answer key