The Best Way to Get Your Students to Write Great Paragraphs
Teaching Paragraph Writing Just Got Easier! Writing a good paragraph includes so many skills - organizing and sequencing, word choice, varying sentences, understanding topic sentences, good grammar and so very much more. While all of these skills need to be taught and practiced repeatedly, you also want to keep your students engaged with motivating writing prompts and a process that won't bore
Paragraph Writing Hamburger Style
This is a simple packet that walks students through the steps of putting a good paragraph together. Students get to use a graphic organizer, write a rough draft, put their editing skills to practice, compare and contrast a very simple paragraph (hamburger) to a far more interesting paragraph (Big ...
Guidelines for Paragraphing PowerPoint presentation (teacher's version)
This PowerPoint presentation explains four main reasons students should start a new paragraph. It also gives examples of these guidelines used incorrectly and how to fix them. It is a great way to introduce and model the concept. This is the teacher's version with the information to present to the s...
Stretch a Sentence
Worksheet for helping students develop their sentences. My friend My friend is riding her bike My friend is riding her bike on the street My friend is riding her bike on the street with my sister because it is a nice day outside.
Scrambled Paragraph Writing Activity
FREE SCRAMBLED PARAGRAPH Lesson~ This fun, print-and-go activity contains a scrambled paragraph with 8 sentences that can be put together only one way. Students use transitions and inferential clues to assemble paragraphs containing a title, topic sentence, three details with support, six (6) sentences, and, a closing sentence or clincher. Like training wheels on a bicycle, working with scrambled paragraphs helps students understand how to write logical, organized paragraphs!
Topic Sentences - Teaching with a Mountain View
I am so lucky to be working side-be-side with the creator of an incredible writing program this year, and this topic sentences lesson is one big reason why! She and a former colleague (who I taught 3rd grade with) created the entire school-wide curriculum, and it is so cohesive! I'm LOVING it. I love having ... Read more
Start A Fire
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!
Paragraph Writing Bundle Print and Digital Google Classroom™ Distance Learning
Looking for effective paragraph writing lessons? This Bundle combines four of my very popular writing strategy sets: Paragraph Color Coding and Outlining, Topic Sentences, Transitions in Writing, and Conclusion Sentences. Everything you need is here to help your students craft beautifully written paragraphs, and it is Common Core aligned! (TpT Resource)
Writing a Paragraph
Paragraph Writing Unit: When I first started teaching I found numerous paragraph writing resources. I had bookshelves full! However, each of those resources failed to give me a daily, step-by-step plan, as to how to teach paragraph writing. After my first few years of floundering, I laid out a straight forward plan! Get "perfect" paragraphs in just 5 lessons!