1.06B Topic Sentence What it is: One complete sentence addressing a topic or prompt What it has: 1. Topic – question stem or topic you are discussing 2. Controlling Idea – What you want to say about it Example: Isaac Asimov, a famous science fiction writer, used real scientific principles in many of his stories. You can see the topic in red and the controlling idea in purple. This sentence lets us know that the paragraph will show us how Isaac Asimov used real science in his stories by using examples from the stories. For this assignment, choose ONE of the questions and write a topic sentence using your notes from 1.06A to help: 1. Based on this chapter, what might be the author’s message or theme? 2. How is H. G. Wells’ fictional world in War of the Worlds similar to the real world? You can see the topic highlighted in red for you. Just add your thoughts for the controlling idea on the question you choose to write about.