Critical Thinking Paragraph Model

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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2 pages
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This paragraph model is designed for secondary students who benefit for being forced to write critical thinking answers in a structured form, rather than rambling and calling it a paragraph. The model includes prompts for each sentence of the paragraph and room for students to write. Simple design-- no cutesy graphics-- appropriate for older students.

The topic sentence is the position that the student is taking, the body sentences are evidence/ support and the last sentence is a summary.

This model is versatile for use in many classrooms, from History to English to science. It can fit any question or topic that requires a student to take a position and support it.

File is a two page PDF.

The Paragraph Model is included with any of my Critical Thinking Questions in Novel, Novella and Short Story Studies.

Want more writing support? Check out Scaffolding Support for Five Paragraph Essays or the full Scaffolding Support Writing Bundle, Differentiate for Writers of All Levels.

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