Students often struggle between what is the topic sentence (a generalization) and specific details (the supporting sentences). This activity is meant to be fun and easy way of practicing generalizations and topic sentences. Here is a strategy to use a group of three items that have something in common and create a topic sentence. I have also included two examples of how to write a paragraph for a second grade level to a seventh grade level with more complex sentences. The main difference in using this information to teach to different grades will be the complexity of the sentences and choosing how many to complete together before letting students practice on their own or in small groups. After doing this you will soon be creating your own three-word groups.
Included is a worksheet that can be completed individually or together and printable cards of the word groups.