Select details that support a topic sentence. SPI 0401.3.4
Links verified on 10/26/2011
- Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia
- 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
- Identifying the Topic Sentence - five paragraphs to read, each followed by three possible topic sentences
- Lab Activity: Identify Topic Sentence - read six paragraphs and select correct sentence
- 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.]
- 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
- Topic Sentences: Exercise 1.1 - Identify the topic sentences in the exercise
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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