I used this writing prompt packet with my students when I was introducing paragraphs. They used the packets to write their own basic 5-7 sentence paragraph.
The paragraph writing packet contains:
- Several topics for students to choose from.
- A planning/brainstorming page in which students can write their topic sentence and supporting details.
- A rough draft page
- A rubric to help students understand the expectations and help the teacher with grading.
I found that this packet worked very well with my students. I used it after teaching the students about basic paragraph parts (topic sentence, concluding sentence, supporting details, and indenting).
Students use the paragraph planning page to brainstorm details that might support their chosen topic. They then use their planning sheet to help them write their rough draft. After editing it with another student and with the teacher, they are then ready for the final draft of their first paragraph!