English - Secondary (9 12) English - Writing

Topic Sentences

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Explains Cause and Effect Paragraphs and a topic sentence for that specific paragraph.

In this Early Edge video lesson, you'll learn more about Creating Transitions, so you can be successful when you take on high-school English/Language Arts & Writing.

Explains the elements of a paragraph: topic sentence, supporting sentences, concluding sentences, and the details.

Shows good examples of paragraphs with focused topic sentences. Also shows how to avoid "paragraph sprawl" or digressions/deviations by removing irrelevant details.

The web page walks a student through the process of essay writing.

Explains all aspects of paragraphs. Length, Types, Topic Sentences, Uses, and Grammar.

Classic model format used for many essays, with explanations and an example of an essay.