Types of Topic Sentences - It is usually the first sentence, but it doesn't have to be.
What's the Topic? - Read each sentence. What is the purpose of it? Is it general (G), clueing (C), or specific (S)? Write your answer on the line.
Identify Them - The topic sentence of a paragraph gives you the concept of the paragraph, and a general idea about how it is going to be discussed.
True or False - Read each topic sentence. Write what you think the each sentence is going to be about.
Start with a Word - Given a single word, expand your horizons ten fold.
Wheeling It Out There - You will need to be very creative here.
Clueing Topic Sentence - For each topic write an original clueing sentence that uses a clue word.
Zero It In - For each clue word provided, write a topic sentence. Choose any thing that interests you.
Writing Topic Sentences - Write a topic sentence to go with each picture. Use the picture for inspiration.
Putting Some Work In - Write a topic sentence for each group of detail sentences provided.
Write the Topic Sentence - Make each sentence unique and not connected to the same theme or sequence.
It Backfires - Take a position on each of the thoughts below. Write a topic sentence that clearly indicates what your paragraph would be about.
Sentence Maps - There are three types of topic sentences: General sentences, Clueing sentences, and Specific sentences.
The Writeoff - Does anyone really know what a writeoff is anyway?
Start Well - Test what you have learned about topic sentences by answering the following questions. Circle true or false.