Topic Sentence Differentiated Worksheets and Activities Digital & Print

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This was so helpful, especially for my struggling writers. I like that it started simple and then built on what they were learning to present more of a challenge- fabulous scaffolding.
I have a student with a goal to work on topic sentences and this is a great activity for him to work on.
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This topic sentence differentiated resource is just what you need if your students are struggling with identifying and writing topic sentences in paragraphs. Teach your students how to understand topic sentences with engaging activities that are set up to build on one another. The topic sentence resource allows for easy planning, and easy teaching that leads to effective learning.

It is no prep and can be used as DIGITAL or PRINTABLE worksheets making it versatile when grabbing on the go.

This resource includes differentiated high-interest non-fiction texts with multiple choice and open response, graphic organizers, anchor charts checklists, a review sheet, and answer keys!

▶️ All students learn in different modalities, that's why we want to make sure every learner has access to the information we teach. Watch our paired teaching video lesson on topic sentence for a complete lesson!

**After using this resource with the paired video teaching lesson your students will be able to identify topic sentences in paragraphs with less support from you!

Who is it for?

  • Perfect for students in grades 3-6
  • This resource is easy to implement for students of different levels and abilities.
  • Great for mixed groups, whole class or small group lessons
  • Homeschool, ENL, RTI and special education services and speech therapy sessions!

*PLEASE NOTE: This resource is opened on Google Slides™. You can print the document from the slides, print as a PDF or use it digitally. 

*** This resource is included in the Topic Sentence Bundle and Paragraph Bundle***

What's Included?

  • ✅ The extension activities help to further develop and strengthen your students’ understanding of a topic sentence. It is recommended that you start with the topic activities, then the main idea activities, and end with the topic sentence activities as these concepts build on one another. 

  • ✅ The differentiated activities include the following:
    • LEVEL 1
      • Identify the topic in pictures: multiple choice
      • Identify the topic in paragraphs: multiple choice
      • Identify the main idea in paragraphs: multiple choice
      • Identify the topic sentence in paragraphs: multiple choice
    • LEVEL 2
      • Identify the topic in pictures: open-response
      • Identify the topic in paragraphs: open-response
      • Identify the main idea: open-response
      • Identify the topic sentence: open-response

  • ✅ Use the teaching posters for topic, main idea, and topic sentence to help your students understand each part.

  • ✅ Checklists are included for students to use when completing the activities. Checklists are available to print as well as digital moveable checks on each activity page.

  • ✅ Use the blank topic, main idea, and topic sentence organizers to practice these tasks in the paragraphs provided or in other academic activities. 

  • ✅ The review page can be paired with the Topic Sentence video to check your students’ understanding of this skill.


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