If you are looking for ideas to teach paragraph writing, you are in the right place! From the series of over 30 writing mini lessons for writer’s workshop, paragraph writing includes three posts (lessons 5, 6, and 7) starting here with TOPIC SENTENCES, moving into RELEVANT DETAILS, and then CLOSING SENTENCES.
Ideas to Teach Writing a Paragraph Start with the basics. When teaching students about paragraphs, we talk about the hard and fast rules, such. Help your students expand their writing skills with these teaching ideas on writing a paragraph before they need to know how to write a multi-paragraph.
I've always loved writing, so it makes sense that I also love to teach writing. Teaching writing though, is not always easy. What seems so intuitive to us, does not always seem natural to our students. So, when I teach paragraph writing, I really like to use the Step Up to Writing Model as my guide...
The "paragraph hamburger" is a writing organizer that visually outlines the key components of a paragraph. Topic sentence, detail sentences, and a closing sentence are the main elements of a good paragraph, and each one forms a different "piece" of the hamburger.
I remember a moment in my 5th-grade classroom. I was teaching my students about informational writing. We were going through a lesson about adding voice and style to their work, when all of a sudden I realized, forget adding style, my students couldn't put together a strong paragraph.
Paragraph of the Week is a systematic, scaffolded approach to teaching writing. By breaking down the writing process into sequential, easy to follow steps, and following a consistent weekly routine, writing becomes a non-threatening task.
Perhaps the most overlooked practice for teaching paragraph writing is the examination of published paragraphs. Teachers often look at reading assignments in class to clarify concepts, but they ...
Paragraphs can be described as a collection of sentences. These sentences combine to express a specific idea, main point, topic and so on. A number of paragraphs are then combined to write a report, an essay, or even a book. This guide to writing paragraphs describe the basic structure of each paragraph you will write.
Shared Paragraph Writing. Once we know the parts of the paragraph, can identify paragraph structure in ‘real writing’, and have had experience organizing paragraphs, it’s time to write paragraphs together. This shared writing time is perfect for pulling out our favorite cooperative learning strategies and brainstorming together.
Perhaps the best approach to teaching paragraphs is to help students see these blocks of text as a way of organizing information--both for themselves and for their readers. Most paragraphs, particularly in academic writing, set out to develop one concept important to the overall piece of writing; typically all of the sentences in a paragraph ...