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5th Grade - Select a Topic

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Select and refine a topic. 0501.3.12


Links verified on 9/3/2014


  1. 72 Ways to Narrow Down a Subject - I didn't see seventy two, but there are lots of good ideas there [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.]
  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. Discovering Ideas Handbook: Choosing a Topic - six ideas
  4. Finding the Topic Sentence and Supporting Details - a quiz posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Getting Started and Choosing a Topic - answers the question "How do I narrow or broaden my topic?" [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.]
  6. Identify the Topic - review on how to decide what the topic is. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Information Elimination Students model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing.
  8. Knocking the Research Topic Down to Size - steps to take to narrow a topic
  9. Narrow Your Research Topic - It is a good idea to run your initial research idea by a teacher or librarian to get an expert opinion. He or she will save you some time and give you some tips on narrowing the scope of your topic.
  10. Narrowing a Topic - comments on the importance of narrowing a topic and suggestions on how to narrow the topic An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  11. Refining Your Topic - six steps to use as you try to refine your topic [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.]
  12. Strategies for Better Reading - read between the lines by using the power of inference, predict what will happen next in a story, and identify the main ideas in what you read
  13. Ways to Narrow Down a Topic - suggestions for narrowing a topic.
  14. What's the Big Idea - solve a riddle by answering questions about the main idea This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data



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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