Speed Dating Topic Sentences

This activity, created by Justin Gest, involves learning through "speed dating."  The activity focuses on how to craft excellent topic sentences and substantively centers on the question: how are conceptual and classic understandings of the state (or polis) complicated by globalization and immigration?

Check out this lesson in action!

 

On the board, Justin prompts the students to brainstorm what makes a good topic sentence, aiming for the students to list that they should:

1) be clear
2) be concise
3) summarize the paragraph to come
4) be attractive
5) transition
6) link to the thesis

speed_dating_sample_-_94mg.docx150 KB