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7th Grade Language Arts / Lesson 10d2: Topic Sentences & Supporting Sentences

Topic & Supporting Sentences


  • We've learned about paragraphs, main ideas, and topic sentences.

What Will I Learn Today?

  • Today you will practice recognizing topic sentences and you will learn about supporting sentences.

Placing the Topic Sentence

  • We learned the topic sentence contains the main idea of your paragraph.

    1. The topic sentence is usually the first sentence in a paragraph.
    2. Sometimes the topic sentence can be found at the middle or end of a paragraph

    This table tells how placement of the topic sentence affects your writing.

Identify the Topic Sentence