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Language Arts Test Prep - Topic Sentence


Topic Sentences

Links verified on 3/21/2012

  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsDefining the Topic Sentence - a lengthy discussion of three paragraphs and their topic sentences from the viewpoint of several experts
  2. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia
  3. Identify Topic Sentences - three paragraphs are shown, read and select topic sentences for each - don't click the answers button until you have made your decision
  4. Identifying the Topic Sentence - five paragraphs to read, each followed by three possible topic sentences
  5. Lab Activity: Identify Topic Sentence - read six paragraphs and select correct sentence
  6. Identify the Topic Sentence and Information that Does not Belong - print the page and follow directions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Identifying Topics and Main Ideas - [five paragraphs to evaluate] lab activity checking understanding of general and specific elements as they relate to topic and main idea
  8. Locate Topic Sentence - [five multiple choice questions] a lab activity to locate topic sentences and thesis statements in a textbook passage - a link is provided to display a passage to read
  9. Locating Topic Sentences - [six paragraphs to evaluate] another lab activity to locate topic sentences in textbook excerpts - five paragraphs to read and evaluate
  10. Main Points, Support Points, and Specific Details - [10 multiple-choice questions] read the topic sentence and its support point. From the list that follows, choose the specific detail that does not illustrate the support point.
  11. Topic, Central Point, and Details - [five multiple-choice questions] lab activity to identify the topic, central point, and details in a textbook passage
  12. The Topic Sentence: lab activity - [ten multiple-choice questions and three essay questions] Select the description that best fits the topic sentence given.
  13. Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences - Online quiz
  14. Topic Sentences and Paraphrasing - High School site.
  15. Writing Topic Sentences - from the Writing Centre at the University of Ottawa

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print



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