I used this Recipe for a Sentence anchor chart to introduce my 2nd graders to the idea of topic and predicate. To make it a little extra “kid-friendly,” we known as the topic the naming a part of the sentence. It names who or what the sentence is about. The predicate is the telling a part of the sentence. It tells what occurs. Since we in addition they find out about capitalization and punctuation, I included these, too. The thought was to tie topic and predicate in with what they already knew about full sentences.