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1 The Microsoft ® Mouse Mischief ™ add-in works with Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® 2010 or Microsoft ® Office PowerPoint ® Download and install the Mouse Mischief add-in. Copy and paste into your browser window to visit the site. This presentation requires Microsoft Mouse Mischief. Mouse Mischief lets students use computer mice to answer questions and participate in activities teachers create in PowerPoint presentations. To learn more, visit Get Microsoft Mouse Mischief Download and Install Restart PowerPoint Create Play Slide Show To play a multiple-mouse slide show (such as this file), click the Play Slide Show button. After installation is complete, restart PowerPoint. Use the Mouse Mischief features on the Multiple-Mouse tab. READ THIS SLIDE FIRST (This is a hidden slide and will not appear in the slide show)

2 What is it all about?

3 In the Beginning… When you read a book, a story or something your friend wrote what makes you interested? The topic sentence Fun and interesting details Good descriptions A good ending! The most important part is the beginning! When we write, our first sentence “hooks” the reader and makes them want to read more!

4 The BIG Idea! Our first sentence is very important! It doesn’t tell all the details. It doesn’t spoil the ending. It DOES tell your reader what is the main idea! It’s your TOPIC! EXAMPLE: Camels are amazing animals.

5 Which sentence below is a topic sentence? That’s why camels can survive in the desert. It is made of fat. God made camels in a very special way.

6 Plants eat. Plants get their nutrients in two ways:  They get water and minerals from the soil through their roots.  Plants take in carbon dioxide from air. Using energy from the sun, plants break the carbon dioxide apart, keep the carbon as food, and release the oxygen.

7 What was the topic sentence? Plants need oxygen. Plants get their nutrients in two ways. Water is important for plants.

8 ? Penguins are black and white birds. Most penguins live in places with ice and snow. Penguins have wings, but they do not fly. CAN YOU THINK OF A GOOD TOPIC SENTENCE FOR THIS PARAGRAPH?

9 Choose the best topic sentence that tells the main idea. There are many kinds of birds. Birds have wings. Penguins are unique birds.

10 SO, what is the BIG idea? Your first sentence can tell your reader what you are writing about in an interesting way! This helps the reader want to know more and keep reading! Your first sentence is your TOPIC SENTENCE and needs to tell your reader what you are writing about!


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