Topic Sentences in Paragraph Writing- How to Write Topic Sentences in Print and Digital

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You will be amazed when you see what directly teaching five basic Topic Sentences and practicing them using this print and digital resource can do to improve your students’ paragraph introductions!


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Do your students struggle to create effective topic sentences? Since directly teaching my students five basic types of topic sentences and having them practice these types in a variety of ways, I’ve been amazed at their progress!


This Topic Sentence resource includes two formats: print and digital, to give you greater teacher flexibility. Besides guided activities and review sheets for each of the five types of topic sentences presented, there’s a topic sentence sorting game, posters, and more to help your students write better topic sentences to introduce paragraphs.




This is SO helpful in helping students to learn how to write a topic sentence. It can often be the hardest part of writing, and this helped tremendously!”

– Tammy, 3rd Grade Teacher ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Loved this resource! My kids really understand topic sentences now and have a variety to choose from. Easy for them to grasp and apply!”

-Karen, 5th Grade SPED Teacher ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


This resource helped clear up questions and difficulties students were having organizing paragraphs and creating a topic sentence. Everyone liked how the task of writing a topic sentence was broken down into manageable chunks. This resource is also good for differentiation!” – Laura, 4th/5th Grade Teacher ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



What’s included?

Topic Sentence Types Posters

Number Words Worksheet

List Statement Worksheet

Two Nouns and Two Commas Worksheet

Occasion/Position Worksheet

Get Their Attention Worksheet

Review Worksheets with all sentence types (3)

Graphic Organizer to Practice One Topic with Five Topic Sentences

Topic Sentence Sorting Game

Topic Sentence Posters (6)

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes (15 detailed pages full of information)

LINKS on the Teacher Notes PDF


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Other resources included in the Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle can be seen here: (All are print and digital)
Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining
Transitions in Writing Packet
Conclusions Packet: Paragraph Writing


❤️ Why you’ll love this resource: ❤️:

  • Directly teaching the skill in isolation allows your students to more fully understand how to create a topic sentence before being asked to write one.
  • The print and digital versions make it easy to assign and plan for the classroom or for homeschool.
  • The worksheets give your students concentrated practice with this skill while working on it in a variety of activities.
  • Students are shown how to write five different types of topic sentences.
  • Your students will love the topic sentence game!
  • The topic sentence posters provide a nice visual reference for students!


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