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Title: Writing Topic Sentences


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Writing Topic Sentences Mini-lesson
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Topic Sentences
  • A topic sentence is a statement that tells what
    your paragraph will be about.

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Topic Sentences
  • A good topic sentence does two important things.
  • Helps you stay focused on the topic of your
    paragraph.
  • Helps readers to know what your paragraph will be
    about.

4
Parts of a Topic Sentences
A topic sentence should
  • State the topic
  • Include or summarize ideas

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Example of a Topic Sentence
  • Lets read a topic sentence and see if it has the
    two parts.
  • Topic (what youre writing about)
  • Ideas (what you think about the topic)

A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables.
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Bubble Map to Topic Sentence
  • Look at your bubble map.
  • Ask yourself What am I writing about?
  • The answer to this question will be your topic.
  • Ask yourself
  • What do I want to say about my topic?
  • The answer to this question will be your ideas.

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Bubble Map to Topic Sentence
  • What is the topic? What are the ideas?

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Bubble Map to Topic Sentence
What are you writing about?
My favorite things to do at the beach
What do what to say about the topic?
Fishing and Surfing
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Bubble Map to Topic Sentence
Can you write a topic sentence using this topic
and ideas?
My favorite things to do at the beach are fishing
and surfing.
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Lets look at an example
  • What is this bubble map about?
  • The answer to this question will be the topic.
  • Things to do at Waimanalo Country Farms
  • What can I say about this topic?
  • The answer to this question will be the ideas.
  • There was a Pumpkin patch and hayride.

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Lets look at an example
  • What topic sentences could you write from this
    bubble map?
  • At Waimanalo Country Farms there is a pumpkin
    patch and hayride.

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Writing a Topic Sentence Teacher Hints
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Writing a Topic Sentence
  • Give the class a common topic. Some ideas
  • Journal My Thanksgiving holiday
  • Language Arts My favorite character from ___
  • Science Sources of renewable energy in Hawaii
  • History Greek goddesses
  • Create a bubble map as a class. Write the topic
    in the center.
  • Offer a sentence starter. Explain how you wrote
    the sentence starter. Some ideas
  • Journal ___ was the best part of Thanksgiving.
  • Language Arts ___ was my favorite character from
    ___.
  • Science ___ is one source of renewable energy.
  • History ___ was the Greek goddess of ___.
  • Concentrate on developing good topic sentences.

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Grammar Connections
  • Fruits and vegetables are healthy foods.
  • Find the subject.
  • Ask What are healthy foods?
  • Answer Fruits and vegetables.
  • Fruits and vegetables is the compound subject.
  • Find the predicate.
  • Ask What is being said about fruits and
    vegetables?
  • Answer Fruits and vegetables are healthy
    foods.
  • Are healthy foods is the complete predicate.

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Grammar Connections
  • Recess is my favorite part of day.
  • Find the subject.
  • Ask What is my favorite part of the day?
  • Answer Recess.
  • Recess is the subject.
  • Find the predicate.
  • Ask What is being said about recess?
  • Answer Recess is my favorite part of the day.
  • Is my favorite part of the day is the complete
    predicate.

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Writing a Topic Sentence
  • Look at this example bubble map.
  • Ask What is this bubble map about?
  • The answer to this question will be your Topic.
  • Ask What can I say about this topic?
  • The answer to this question will be your Ideas.
  • Example Topic Sentences
  • A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables.
  • (Topic)
    (Ideas)

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Lets look at an example.
  • Read this sentence. Can you guess what the
    paragraph will be about?
  • A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables.

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What is the paragraph about?
A healthy diet includes fruits and vegetables.
(Topic)
(Ideas)
  • The paragraph might be about
  • different fruits and vegetables
  • why fruits and vegetables are healthy
  • the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.

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Lets look at an example.
Now, try the next example with a partner. What
do you think a paragraph with this topic sentence
will be about? The pumpkin patch and hayride
are two fun activities at Waimanalo Country
Farms.
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Writing a Topic Sentence
  • The pumpkin patch and hayride are two fun
    activities at Waimanalo Country Farms.
  • The paragraph might be about
  • activities at Waimanalo Country farms
  • the pumpkin patch and hayride
  • why Waimanalo Country Farms was fun.
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