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Writing good paragraphs is an essential skill, and one that takes time and effort to master. But it doesn’t have to be hard. Here is a time-tested method for getting your students to write better paragraphs. Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing Rubrics, Writing Ideas, Writing Curriculum, Writing Centers
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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

aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph. Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Teaching Tips, Writing Ideas, Writing Process
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Paragraph Writing Hamburger Style - could do a little sticker to add to the bottom of writing worksheets Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Teaching Paragraphs, Writing Process, Writing Services
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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 ...

-WRITING PARAGRAPHS- FREE 10 Paragraph Writing Printables~ Resources include a paragraph poster, prompts, worksheets, and checklists. Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Essay Writing, Writing Services, Writing Rubrics
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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...

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Informational Writing Lessons

Remember when I wrote about what had been going on with Narrative Writing Lessons a little while ago? That post was actually one that I used in my class with my kids (an idea I stumbled upon last y…

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I absolutely love this idea found on Pinterest. I made my own version. What a fab way to get more interesting sentences out of the children.

Worksheet for helping students develop their sentences.My friendMy friend is riding her bikeMy friend is riding her bike on the streetMy friend is riding her bike on the street with my sister because it is a nice day outside. Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing Process, Work On Writing, Sentence Writing, Writing Workshop, Writing Sentences
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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.

Free Scrambled Paragraph Lesson~ Students use transitions and inferential clues to assemble paragraphs containing a title, topic sentence, three details with support, and a closing sentence. 5th Grade Writing, Writing Classes, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Teaching Resources
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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!

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 I wrote eight short paragraphs and taped them each to a bag. Then, groups went around the room and wrote topic sentences for each of the paragraphs. They put their sentences in the bags, and later we pulled them out and read Expository Writing, Writing Topics, Paragraph Writing, Informational Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Opinion Writing
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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

Make a table: main idea (top) & supporting details (legs)! Confessions of a (former) Fourth Grade Teacher: Foldable Ideas! 4th Grade Writing, Third Grade Reading, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Fourth Grade, Teaching Ideas, Second Grade, Sixth Grade, Teaching Kindergarten
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Getting Our Fun On...

I just wanted to follow up on the activities I am doing with my quarters to review skills for the STAAR Reading exam next week. As I've not...

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Transition words for narrative writing are different than those used for expository writing. I would do a mini lesson on narrative transition words, and I would have students keep this in their writing folders as a reference source. Writing Words, Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing A Book, Writing Tips, Essay Writing
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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!

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. Paragraph Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Essay Writing, Passage Writing, Writing Rubrics, Writing Topics, Opinion Writing, Essay Topics
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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)

I would use this graphic organizer when introducing paragraph writing to younger students. Older students can use this as a essay planning sheet. Improve English Writing Skills, Essay Writing Help, Expository Writing, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Argumentative Essay, Opinion Writing, Writing Process
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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. Summary Writing, Writing Plan, Paragraph Writing, Narrative Writing, Writing Workshop, Opinion Writing, Writing Rubrics, 7th Grade Writing Prompts, Fifth Grade Writing
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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!