Subject: Language Arts
Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
- Topic sentences/ main ideas
- supporting sentences
- The description Text Structure
Topic Sentences The topic sentence of a paragraph is a sentence that expresses the main idea of the paragraph in which it occurs. The main idea is the point of the paragraph. It is the most important thought about the topic. ... The main idea is usually a sentence, and it is usually the first sentence. The writer then uses the rest of the paragraph to support the main idea.
The Main idea does not always come at the beginning
Supporting sentences: these are also called supporting details. They give examples, explain or describe the main idea of the paragraph. They can be facts or opinions. They fully explain the main point/idea. 1. Example: Joan is quite unkind. [topic sentence main idea] Go through this example with the students on the board Supporting details
She does not share.
She bullies everyone by taking their things.
She says unkind and untrue things about others.
How to find the main idea in a paragraph, it does not always come at the beginning
Read the title
Read the first and last sentences
Read the detail sentence
View the video below:
Activity: complete activity on finding main idea from passage written on the board/screen. Complete the main idea house: