a group of sentences that tells about one subject or idea
Find the Main Idea Arnie takes good care of his pet fish. He keeps their bowl filled with fresh water. Every morning, he feeds them special food, and he always keeps his cat away from the bowl. Whenever his fish get sick, Arnie takes them to the vet.
Maria and Carlos have an unusual job. Every day they go to the city park. Maria plays music on her banjo while Carlos dances. People gather around to watch. After his dance, Carlos holds out his hat. People drop their money into the hat. Find the Main Idea
I carry out the trash on Monday morning. On Saturday, I help my dad weed the garden. Every morning, I make my bed and keep my bedroom tidy. On Tuesday and Thursday, I help my sister with the dinner dishes. Boy, do I have a lot of work to do every week! Find the Main Idea
Max’s little sister can be a pest. For example, yesterday she drew all over his homework with a pen. While he was at school, she messed up the puzzle he had been working on for days. Then at dinner, she knocked her glass of milk over and it landed on his lap.
Built a sand castle Ran in and out of the waves Explored the tide pools Roasted hot dogs over a fire I had a great time when I went to the beach. Create a Topic Sentence
A dirty sock An old comic book My lost homework A piece of rotten banana I couldn’t believe what I found under my bed. Create a Topic Sentence
New shoes School clothes A lunch box A box of crayons My mom bought me new school supplies when we went shopping.
Good Friends Emily and Tanya are good friends. They play games, ride their bikes, and go to the park together. Tanya’s dog can run very fast. Emily and Tanya ride the bus together to school. They spend the night at each other’s houses. You’ll never find two people who are better friends than Emily and Tanya. What Doesn’t Belong?
A New Pet I would like to get a new pet. I think that a bird would be a good pet. Some birds even talk to you! I also think that a dog would be a good pet. You can go for walks and play fetch with a dog. I have a goldfish as a pet. A hamster might also be a good pet. It is fun to watch hamsters as they play in their cages. I hope I’ll be able to get a new pet soon. What Doesn’t Belong?
Going Swimming This afternoon, I’m going swimming in the pool at the park. I have my swimsuit and a big towel. Mom gave me money for a snack. My dad is going to drive me there. Yesterday, I rode my bike in the park. It will be a lot of fun! What Doesn’t Belong?
Writing a Good Paragraph It isn’t easy to give a dog a bath. Pizza is good to eat. Summer is the best season of the year.
It isn’t easy to give my dog a bath. As soon as I fill the tub with water, he runs away and hides. When we finally get him in the tub, he shakes water all over the bathroom. Sometimes he even escapes and runs through the house when he is covered with soap! Giving my dog a bath is a lot of work.
Summer is my favorite season. I can swim all day long. I don’t have any homework, and my parents let me stay up a little later. It doesn’t even get dark until 9:00, so I can play outside for hours and hours. I love everything about summer!
Pizza is good to eat. In fact, I love everything about pizza. The sauce and the cheese taste so good together. My favorite part of the pizza is the crust! Nothing can beat pizza’s crunchy cheesy goodness.