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1 Topic Sentences

2 What is a topic sentence? Introduces a paragraph Tells the reader what the paragraph will be about It contains the main idea MUST BE A COMPLETE SENTENCE!

3 Read the subject and choose the best topic sentence. Favorite foods:  Popcorn, apples, and candy are my favorite foods.  I have many favorite foods.  Some of my favorite foods are pizza, oranges, celery, and bananas. Summer:  Summer is a great season for many reasons.  The best thing about summer is the sunshine.  In the summer, I go fishing, swimming, and ride my bike. My family:  In my family I have my mom, dad, sister, and brother.  My family likes to go to the movies and the park together.  There are many special things about my family. Going to the park:  There are so many things to do at the park.  At the park you can play on the swings.  When I go to the park I like to go down the slide and take a picnic lunch.

4 Write a topic sentence that would go with each subject. Your favorite school subject: ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ All about your favorite books: ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

5 Write a topic sentence for the paragraph below. When you travel to Europe, you can visit many different countries, such as England, Spain, Germany, and Greece. Many different languages are spoken in Europe, and the cultures of the countries are all unique. Also, the weather in Europe varies a lot. Countries in the north are very cold, and you can go skiing. In the south, there are beautiful beaches, and these are popular places for vacations. As you can see, Europe is a very interesting place with different kinds of people and many possibilities. ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________

6 Let’s try our own Remember! Your topic sentence should:  Tell the reader what your paragraph will be about (your country)  Tell the main idea  Be a complete sentence  Make people want visit your country! *Avoid introducing yourself!


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