Topic Sentences Lesson for Kids: Writing & Examples

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Identify the best topic sentence for the following paragraph:

I love that family members we haven't seen for ages come over to stay. In the morning, we sit and discuss what we are thankful for. We all help prepare the family meal. Then our family and people from our community sit and have a big dinner together. I love Thanksgiving with my family.

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1.

Choose an alternative topic sentence for this paragraph (the topic sentence in bolded):

Fixing cars with Dad is awesome! He lets me pass him tools and clean car parts. When we are finished, I help tidy up the workshop. We make sure to wash our hands real good before dinner.

2. A paragraph is made up of a topic sentence and _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo helps you see how much you know about topic sentences. You will need to work with topic sentences in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials help you see what you know about:

  • The makeup of a paragraph
  • What purpose a topic sentence serves
  • The location of topic sentences in paragraphs
  • Identifying the best topic sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember information you gained about where you can find topic sentences in a paragraph
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to select a topic sentence for a given paragraph
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important details from the English lesson on topic sentences

Additional Learning

Learn more using the lesson Topic Sentences Lesson for Kids: Writing & Examples. Work through this lesson to look more closely at:

  • The importance of topic sentences
  • Using these sentences in your writing
  • Examples of topic sentences
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