Topic Sentence Foundational Activities

Enhance your students’ topic sentence identification skills with our exceptional resource. Our comprehensive guide offers a differentiated approach to tackle challenges in recognizing topic sentences within paragraphs. Engage your students through a thoughtfully curated series of activities designed to progressively strengthen their topic sentence recognition abilities.

With our resource, planning and teaching become effortless, leading to remarkable learning outcomes. Our versatile topic sentence resource includes both digital and printable worksheets, ensuring convenience and flexibility for teachers on the go.

What sets us apart is the inclusion of a teaching video that supports multi-modality-based learning, making it an effective tool to reach and engage all students. Explore the power of our resource today and witness the transformation in your students’ topic sentence proficiency.

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  • Perfect for students in grades 3-6
  • This resource is easy to implement for students of different levels and abilities
  • Mixed groups
  • Whole class lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers or services
  • Speech therapy sessions
  • Homeschool
  • …and much more!
*PLEASE NOTE: This resource opens in Google Slides™. You can print the document by downloading it as a PDF from Google Slide™ or use it digitally.

  • Teaching Video: Play our Topic Sentence video to engage students to help them learn and practice identifying topic sentences.
  • 47 Pages: Activities are included that go along with the teaching video. They help to further develop and strengthen your students’ understanding of a topic sentence
  • Topic Sentence Differentiated Activities Include: 
    • Level 1
      • Identify the topic in pictures: multiple choice
      • Identify the topic in paragraphs: multiple choice
      • Identify the main idea in paragraphs: multiple choice
      • Identify the topic sentence in paragraphs: multiple choice
    • Level 2
      • Identify the topic in pictures: open-response
      • Identify the topic in paragraphs: open-response
      • Identify the main idea: open-response
      • Identify the topic sentence: open-response
  • Anchor Charts:  Included in the resource are posters for the topic, main idea, and topic sentences that help your students understand each part.
  • Checklists: Checklists are included for students to use when completing the activities. Checklists are available to print as well as digital moveable checks on each activity page.
  • Graphic Organizers: Blank topic, main idea, and topic sentence organizers to practice these tasks in the paragraphs provided or in other academic activities.
  • Review Page: Paired with the Topic Sentence video to check your students’ understanding of this skill.

Hear what educators are saying…


My intervention scholars loved this resource. It is solid way to reinforce and solidify their understanding of topic sentences and their relationships to main idea and details. Such a hard concept at this age. Very helpful!
— Julieanne Z.


Great resource! It was very helpful that the resource was already differentiated. It was very helpful when teaching my students the concept of what a topic sentence is and loved all the practice that was included. My students where engaged while working on one of their least favorite subjects…writing.
— Sasha B.


My students loved using this in the classroom they were able to figure out things better with this.
— T.H.B.

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