This Paragraphing handout & reference also includes:

Strengthen the structure of young scholars' writing with this series of lessons on paragraphs. Starting with a look at different the types of paragraphs including expositorypersuasivenarrative, and descriptive, students go on to learn how to organize their writing using a topic sentence, supporting details, and a concluding statement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach the first lesson near the beginning of the year as an introduction to the different types of writing, leading into more detailed units that focus on each form of writing
  • When completing the Order! Order! activity, allow students to cut apart the sentences and physically arrange them in the correct sequence
  • Have the class keep copies of the two reference documents in their writing folders, using them to support their writing throughout the year

  • A series of worksheets and graphic organizers are included that support children with improving their paragraph writing
  • A number of writing samples are provided that model for students how to construct different types of paragraphs

  • The overhead transparencies referenced in the lessons are only available with a purchase of the resource