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Give a mini-lesson on how to choose relevant and compelling details and how to match details to topic sentences
Model choosing facts and details for your topic, including several extra facts and details that are off-task. Ask the student to help identify which information supports your position and which is extraneous
Give students groups of facts, details, and explanations and have them work together to choose which they would match with various topic sentences. Have them write or verbally justify their responses to the group.
Support your Claims with Relevant Details: