Paragraph Writing Practice
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- Foundational Skills
Students must be able to construct a solid paragraph in which their ideas and opinions are supported, and they can demonstrate understanding of the subjects they are studying. Paragraph lesson plans must include activities that teach students to write in ways that describe, narrate, inform or explain, and use details, descriptions and events to support their writing.
When? Paragraph writing should take place once students have practice in sentence writing and can group related ideas together, state an opinion and supply a reason for the opinion, name a topic and supply some facts about the topic, or recount sequenced events with some details and temporal words to signal time order.
How to teach: Whether writing in a content area or in a writing workshop, paragraph writing should be taught through the gradual release model of responsibility, starting with modeling, moving on to a shared writing experience, guided writing, and then independent writing. More...Less
Students need multiple opportunities to practice writing and should not only write during “writing time,” but should practice writing across all content areas.
Their words appear above the text field, and are crossed off as they are used in the paragraph. This is a great way for students to practice their spelling or vocabulary words, and their paragraph writing skills. They can hear their paragraph read to them and edit it before electronically submitting it to their teacher for grading.
Teachers can use one of the five suggested instructions or create their own instructions, such as assigning a prompt or short response question. Additionally, there are short instructional videos that teachers can assign to students for quick tips on writing paragraphs. Paragraph Writing Practice is a great way for students to practice writing a topic sentence, supporting details and a concluding sentence, and to help develop their writing skills for short-answer responses on standardized tests.