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5th Grade - Supporting Sentence

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Choose the sentence that best supports the topic sentence and fits the flow of ideas in a paragraph. SPI 0501.3.9


Links verified on 9/4/2014


  1. Choosing a Topic Sentence - Read a paragraph and then choose the sentence that is most appropriate as the topic sentence. Remember, the topic sentence states the main idea of the whole paragraph. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Combining Sentences for Variety and Clarity - LEO offers a large number of sample revisions
  3. Determining the Main Idea - a lab activity to identify the main idea in a paragraph by considering the supporting details [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. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia
  5. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts
  6. Graphic Organizer Template - print this for class use in practicing supporting details This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Identifying Sentence Types - Identify the sentences in the following paragraph by type: topic sentence, support sentences, and detail/example sentences. Sentences are numbered to make it easy to check your answers later. [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
  8. 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
  9. Organizing Paragraphs - The sentences on this page are arranged in random order. Choose (1) which sentence is the topic sentence, (2) which are the support sentences, and (3) which are the detail/example sentences. Then, (4) arrange the sentences in the most logical order to form a well organized and well developed 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 includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. The Perfect Paragraph - thirteen practice worksheets to print for you students This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  11. Practice Supporting Details - Read the paragraphs on this page and click on the sentence that belongs in the blank. Only one sentence goes with the topic or main idea. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll - students will read informational text, looking for supporting details. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  13. Sentence Variety - explanation with examples.
  14. Sentence Variety - This resource presents methods for adding sentence variety and complexity to writing that may sound repetitive or boring. Sections are divided into general tips for varying structure, a discussion of sentence types, and specific parts of speech which can aid in sentence variety. [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.]
  15. Sentence Variety - large number of tips about sentence variety plus links to related quizzes
  16. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSentence Variety - 20 slides explaining sentence variety
  17. Sentence Variety Examples - If you are looking to spice up your writing or public speaking and hold other people's attention, use the sentence variety examples from YourDictionary.com as a model.
  18. Supporting Details - [designed for grade 3] practice exercise.
  19. Supporting Ideas - [designed for grade 4] practice quiz
  20. Supporting Ideas - [designed for grade 4] lesson followed by a practice activity.
  21. Supporting sentences - [designed for grade 6] lesson and practice [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.]
  22. Supporting Sentences Answer "Who", "What", "Where", "Why" Questions - A good paragraph consists of an introductory topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a conclusion statement. Supporting sentences answer the questions of Who, What, Why, How, When. [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.]
  23. Techniques for Writing: Writing Topic Sentences for Paragraphs - lesson and practice.
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Topic Sentence Quiz - quiz on topic sentence knowledge
  30. Topic Sentences - Online lesson, then quiz. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  31. Topic Sentence Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module



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