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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 1: Contemporary Fiction - They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles

For Teachers 5th Standards
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems by David Bowles is the focus of a five-week language arts unit unit. Fifth graders listen to various poems and participate in thoughtful discussions, examining vocabulary and learning new words in...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 1: Memoir - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

For Teachers 4th Standards
The memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, is the focus of a unit designed for fourth graders. Scholars begin each lesson with a warm-up, then listen to a read-aloud of a section of the book. Pupils complete word work,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Journeying to Create

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Show a video clip that descripes how taking a journey can change a person's outlook on life. Learners write a paragraph about a place that uses imagery and tone to create a specfic effect. They evaluate their journal entries as well.
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

Writing Is Elementary, My Dear Watson: Writing Paragraphs With Evidence And Reasoning

For Teachers 9th Standards
Did Smitty do it, or is he a victim? Sleuths apply their observation and reasoning skills to build a case for an argumentative paragraph. Class members closely observe a cartoon, make a claim, cite evidence from the image, and support...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Word Choice: Using Academic Vocabulary to Apply for a Colonial Trade Job

For Teachers 4th Standards
Scholars reflect upon colonial jobs such as a blacksmith, cooper, shoemaker, etc. Together, the class writes a job application as a practice for working independently. Learners employ their experience in writing a job application for a...
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Writing
Institute for Excellence in Writing

A Writer’s Guide to Powerful Paragraphs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When it comes to teaching writing, it helps to start small. A supplementary guide to A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs provides suggested activities to help writers craft a variety of paragraphs. Each assignment covers a specific...
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Handout
Nosapo

What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

Clara Barton: Civil War Hero

For Students 4th Standards
Gain information about Clara Barton, a Civil War hero, and enhance reading comprehension skills with a worksheet that challenges scholars to read an informational passage and answer five short answer questions.  
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PPT
Google

Writing Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.
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Worksheet
Super Teacher Worksheets

Inferences

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Inferring text can be tricky, but practice makes proficient! Provide your scholars with the practice they need with this inferences worksheet in which learners read mini paragraphs and choose the best inference from four multiple choice...
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Worksheet
English Worksheets Land

Great Discoveries

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast two paragraphs describing Alexander Fleming's scientific discovery of penicillin using this compare-and-contrast reading worksheet where scholars explain what happens through writing, decide whether the excerpts are...
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Organizer
Student Handouts

Four-Square Writing Method

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Pupils produce paragraphs with planning and precision with the four-square writing method, which allows learners to organize the topic, supporting, and summary sentences of their paragraphs. 
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Organizer
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School District of Palm Beach County

Framed Paragraphs characterization, problem and solution, symbolism, conflict

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Support your learners as they work on writing paragraphs by providing graphic organizers, outlines, and frames. Sift through this packet to find the perfect organizers and templates to prepare pupils for writing. The resource...
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Lesson Plan
Ohio Literacy Resource Center

Writing a Well-Structured Paragraph

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Practice with paragraphs while thinking about careers! Learners examine and discuss two sample paragraphs, marking the different elements (topic sentences, body, concluding sentences), and try out writing their own paragraphs. Focusing...
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Handout
Anchorage School District

Flexibility Wall Poster

For Teachers 4th - 10th
All paragraphs do not have to be the same! Let your class know with a poster that demonstrates five different paragraph styles, ranging from a six-sentence paragraph to a ten-sentence paragraph. Each style includes a brief sample outline...
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Organizer
Curated OER

8-Sentence Accordion Paragraph Practice

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Organization can take a paragraph from mundane to first-rate. Try out a graphic organizer for an accordion-style paragraph, which includes a topic sentence, three reasons with details and transitions, three explanations, and a concluding...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Paragraph Writing About Waiting for the Biblioburro

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Ask your learners to synthesize what they know about Waiting for the Biblioburro by writing a well-organized paragraph. Young writers focus on using transition words and including specific details in their paragraphs. The plan allows for...
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PPT
Tech Coach Corner

How to Write a Paragarph Or How to Build a Big Mac

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Employing the metaphor of a Big Mac hamburger, this presentation explains how to put together a cohesive paragraph. The PowerPoint uses humor, animation, sound effects, and examples to get the points across. The main focus is on the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

My Favorite Thing To Do

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this writing activity, students think about their favorite things to do after school, choosing ideas from the idea bank or coming up with their own. Students fill out 10 answers to questions, then write paragraphs about this topic.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Topic Sentence

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners write a topic sentence to a paragraph and explain that it introduces the main idea. After a whole-class demonstration, students write a complete paragraph with their topic sentence and supporting sentences. There are some...
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Curated OER

Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Review the terms denotation, connotation, diction, and mood in paragraph writing. After defining the terms, middle schoolers practice writing examples of both connotation and denotation. They complete a connotation and denotation graphic...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Changing Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Explore expository writing and using precise language in this descriptive paragraph writing lesson plan. Learners brainstorm prior knowledge about the changing seasons in Ohio. They describe seasonal items, view seasonal pictures from...
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Lesson Plan
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Curated OER

Strong Convictions

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can the rhetorical structure of an editorial help to develop its argument? Use this New York Times editorial to emphasize the importance of structure in a piece of informational text. Adolescent writers then use the editorial as a...
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Writing
Curated OER

Persuasive Arguments

For Students 4th - 6th
Examine persuasive writing using this informational excerpt about natural habitat conservation. Readers examine the headings of three paragraphs to determine their effect, then copy the first sentences of each. They use these topic...