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5th Grade - Paragraph Writing

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Develop a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding sentence. 0501.3.14


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  1. 5 Effective Strategies to Conclude a Speech - Speech conclusion tutorial including strategies and speech topics for an effective way to conclude your public speaking speech
  2. Class Exercise: Paragraph Coherence - Practice creating paragraphs that treat one main topic in a common-sense order [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.]
  3. Concluding Sentences - [designed for grade 6] Select an appropriate summary statement [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.]
  4. Conclusions - This handout will explain the functions of conclusions, offer strategies for writing effective ones, help you evaluate your drafted conclusions, and suggest conclusion strategies to avoid.
  5. Creating a Summary from Annotations - [lab activity 19] Read the passages from a textbook, and then identify each sentence as the main idea, major supporting detail, or minor supporting detail [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.1 - Identify each sentence as belonging to an introductory, body or concluding paragraph. [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 site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.2 - Read an introductory paragraph and identify the (1) thesis statement, (2) context for the essay and (3) limitation of the essay to a particular area. [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 site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Effective conclusions are critical to an effective presentation - ideas for concluding a speech [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.]An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsEffective Conclusions - article with ideas for concluding a speech
  10. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Identify Topic Sentences - three paragraphs are shown, read and select topic sentences for each This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Identifying the Topic Sentence - five paragraphs to read, each followed by three possible topic sentences This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. 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
  14. Identifying Topics and Main Ideas - lab activity checking understanding of general and specific elements as they relate to topic and main idea [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Lab Activity: Identify Topic Sentence - read six paragraphs and select correct sentence [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Locate Topic Sentence - a lab activity to locate topic sentences and thesis statements in a textbook passage [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  17. Locating Topic Sentences - another lab activity to locate topic sentences in textbook excerpts [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Main Idea and Supporting Details Practice Exercises - Read the selection, and then answer the questions that follow. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Main Idea and Supporting Details Practice Exercises - Read the selection, and then answer the questions that follow. [same exercise as above, but in .pdf format] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  20. Major and Minor Details - [lab activity 18] Read the passage, and then answer the questions that follow it. [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  21. Make Kids' Writing Shine: Using Beginnings and Endings to Teach Craft - strategies for writing.
  22. Paragraph Coherence - several exercises with answers supplied [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. Paragraph Coherence - Coherence in a paragraph is the technique of making words, phrases, and sentences move smoothly and logically from one to the other
  24. Paragraph Structure Exercise - number sentences in an appropriate order to form a well-structured paragraph [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.]
  25. Paragraph Writing Exercise - several exercises asking your students to input their writing online This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  26. Plan Your Conclusion - four major components to a good conclusion
  27. Practice in Supporting a Topic Sentence with Specific Details - A topic sentence is followed by fifteen sentences. Read the sentences carefully, and then pick out only those that support the topic sentence with precise descriptive details. {answers on page 2] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  28. Questions for Locating Details - [lab activity 16] Read the paragraph and study the main idea presented, and then answer the questions that follow. [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  29. Reading for Meaning - template to use as guide for reading; the question on the left-hand side will help you describe and analyze the text; the question on the right hand side will help focus your response
  30. Recognizing Supporting Details - Read the topic sentence and then each of the four sentences and check to see if it further clarifies or proves any word, phrase, or claim in the topic sentence. [4 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  31. Sentence Order - lesson and exercise [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.]
  32. Sentence Order in Paragraphs - [designed for grade 6] lesson and exercise [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.]
  33. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion - A writer needs to keep in mind that the conclusion is often what a reader remembers best.
  34. Supporting Details - Supporting details give more information about the topic. They are not as general as the main idea. Instead, they help the reader understand more about the main idea.
  35. Supporting Details: Exercise 1 - [advanced] paragraphs to read followed by questions about supporting details [10 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  36. Supporting Details: Exercise 2 - [advanced] paragraphs to read followed by questions about supporting details [10 multiple-choice questions] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  37. Supporting Details - [lab activity 17] Read passages from a textbook, and answer the questions [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  38. Topic, Central Point, and Details - lab activity to identify the topic, central point, and details in a textbook passage [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  39. Topic, Main Idea, Topic Sentence, Supporting Details - this page has links to practice exercises related to most of the factors of this standard.
  40. The Topic Sentence: lab activity - Select the description that best fits the topic sentence given. [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  41. Topic Sentences - Online lesson, then quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  42. Topic Sentences: Exercise 1.1 - Identify the topic sentences in the exercise [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  43. Topic Sentences: Exercise 1.2 - Read the paragraphs carefully, then select the most appropriate topic sentence for each of the paragraphs from the choices provided. [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  44. Topic Sentences: Exercise 1.3 - The topic sentence of each of the paragraphs in this exercise has been omitted. After a careful reading, write your own topic sentence for each [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  45. Topic Sentences: Exercise 1.4 - In this exercise you will be given topic sentences and two key points to include to support the topic sentence. Suggest two further points for each of the paragraphs. Think about the types of detail the reader would expect. Try to address the questions readers are likely to develop in their minds when reading the topic sentence. [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 site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  46. Topic Sentences and Concluding Sentences - essay quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding



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