This powerpoint presentation explains what a thesis is and includes step-by-step directions for writing one yourself. It then does the same thing for topic sentences and explains their importance and the differences between them.It also includes an activity where I put students into groups of 3-4 students, give them an essay prompt, and have them come up with a thesis statement together.

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The following lesson contains 1. A review of what a topic sentence is and how to write one. 2. 4 activities for practicing how to identify and write strong topic sentences.

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How to Write a Topic Sentence PracticeThis lesson contains ....1. A review of what a topic sentence is and how to write one. 2. 4 activities for practicing how to identify and write strong topic sentences. Thank you and Enjoy!

FREE SCRAMBLED PARAGRAPH Lesson~ This fun, print-and-go activity contains a scrambled paragraph with 8 sentences that can be put together only one way. Students use transitions and inferential clues to assemble paragraphs containing a title, topic sentence, three details with support, six (6) sentences, and, a closing sentence or clincher. Like training wheels on a bicycle, working with scrambled paragraphs helps students understand how to write logical, organized paragraphs!

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